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  • Iowa cases against felons for voting to proceed 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:52 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - An Iowa prosecutor said she will pursue pending cases against convicted felons accused of voting illegally in 2012 despite a new Iowa Supreme Court ruling that makes it unclear whether they lost their voting rights in the first place.

  • Judge wants Detroit mayor to back bankruptcy plan 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:25 pm
  • DETROIT - Looking years ahead, the judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy said Thursday he wants assurances from the mayor and other elected leaders that they'll follow a final plan that likely cuts pensions, sheds debt and plows millions into better services.

  • Governor names district judge in Valencia County 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:05 am
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - A Los Lunas lawyer has been appointed by Republican Gov. Susana Martinez to a judgeship on the 13th Judicial District Court in Valencia County.

  • Court revives election challenge against Democrat 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:07 pm
  • SANTA FE, New Mexico - New Mexico's highest court revived a lawsuit on Wednesday that seeks to remove a maverick Democratic legislator from the June 3 primary election ballot.

  • Cuomo appoints 5 to NY midlevel appeals courts 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:05 pm
  • ALBANY, New York - Gov. Andrew Cuomo has appointed five trial court judges to vacancies on midlevel Appellate Division courts.

  • Group asks Supreme Court to stay out of John Doe 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:19 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Supreme Court should stay out of a dispute over subpoenas in a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative organizations and recent recall campaigns, a liberal group said Monday.

  • Judge: Arkansas GOP can defend absentee vote law 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:50 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A judge on Monday said he'll allow the Arkansas Republican Party to help defend the state in a lawsuit over the way absentee ballots are handled under the state's new voter ID law, saying he wants to resolve the case quickly as the first statewide test of the law approaches.

  • Legislation targeting Okla. judiciary stirs debate 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:43 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - For the first time since a bribery scandal rocked Oklahoma's Supreme Court 50 years ago, state lawmakers are considering tinkering with the way Supreme Court justices and appellate court judges are selected.

  • Del. officials appeal injunction on campaign law 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:55 pm
  • DOVER, Delaware - Delaware officials are appealing a federal judge's ruling prohibiting them from enforcing a campaign finance law that is being challenged by a conservative group.

  • House panel votes to hold IRS official in contempt 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:01 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A House Committee voted Thursday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.

  • House panel refers ex-IRS official to Justice Dept 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:28 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The House Ways and Means Committee voted Wednesday to refer a former Internal Revenue Service official to the Justice Department for possible criminal prosecution in the agency's tea party controversy.

  • Ex-judge, 3 others sentenced in vote fraud case 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:28 am
  • LEXINGTON, Kentucky - A former judge and three other officials in eastern Kentucky have been sentenced to time served after pleading guilty to charges alleging widespread vote fraud.

  • Names for elections board slot sent to Walker 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:05 am
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker will decide between four former Wisconsin circuit court judges to fill an opening spot on the Government Accountability Board.

  • Stay issued on subpoenas in NC election law case 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 2:55 pm
  • WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - A federal magistrate judge has delayed enforcement of her ruling directing North Carolina legislators to hand over some emails and other documents about last year's election overhaul law to groups who've sued to overturn portions of the law.

  • SC group suing over county election boards law 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:41 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A government watchdog group has filed a legal challenge to the constitutionality of the elections process South Carolina, a move one top lawmaker says could complicate this year's races if the issue isn't decided quickly.

  • Group resurfaces amid probe into campaign dealings 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:21 pm
  • HELENA, Montana - A conservative group is seeking donations again after appearing to fade away when a Montana judge ruled it disregarded state campaign laws by acting as a political committee while keeping its donors and spending confidential.

  • South African judge opens up 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 12:07 pm
  • JOHANNESBURG - An openly gay judge on South Africa's Constitutional Court recently hosted a launch for his new book in the foyer of the court, a symbol-laden structure partly built with exposed brick from the apartheid-era prison that once stood on the same hilltop. At the event, another judge praised Edwin Cameron, loftily describing their workplace as a shrine to democracy but also ribbing the colleague he sees often.

  • Thai Red Shirts vow to fight back if gov't ousted 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:04 pm
  • BANGKOK - A leader of a pro-government movement backing Thailand's beleaguered prime minister has vowed to fight back if the country's judicial institutions and oversight agencies tried to remove the government undemocratically.

  • Judge Sanders won't run again 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:05 am
  • GREENWOOD, Mississippi - Longtime Circuit Judge Betty Sanders will not seek a sixth term in November.

  • Whittemore, feds joust over Supreme Court ruling 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:38 pm
  • RENO, Nevada - Federal prosecutors asked a judge on Thursday to order ex-Nevada lobbyist Harvey Whittemore to begin serving his two-year prison sentence for breaking campaign finance laws on the heels of a major U.S. Supreme Court ruling that government lawyers say undermines his appeal before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court.

  • Judge: No Pine Bluff mayoral election until 2016 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:53 pm
  • PINE BLUFF, Arkansas - A circuit judge says Pine Bluff shouldn't have its mayoral election until 2016, ruling in favor with the city's mayor.

  • Senate passes ballot measure on court appointments 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:46 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - This year's gubernatorial race could have even greater implications if a proposed constitutional amendment on Florida Supreme Court appointments is approved.

  • Retired Okla. Supreme Court Justice Hargrave dies 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:15 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - Retired Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Rudolph Hargrave died Tuesday at age 89.

  • Feds seek stay of order in voter citizenship case 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 3:12 pm
  • WICHITA, Kansas - Federal election officials have asked a judge to temporarily suspend his own order that they help Kansas and Arizona enforce state laws requiring voters to prove their U.S. citizenship, arguing that the case "implicates the fundamental right to register to vote."

  • Miss. politics change, US House map varies little 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 2:20 am
  • JACKSON, Mississippi - Party loyalty is being tested in one of Mississippi's U.S. House districts as a former Democratic congressman runs in a Republican primary.