Latest Judicial elections News

Report: Bailey is first woman to lead judicial association

Jan. 16, 2022 12:23 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Kanawha County Chief Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey has become the first woman elected as president of the West Virginia Judicial Association, according to a published report. “There’s not a more deserving person,“ Putnam Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers,...

Serbia votes in referendum on constitutional changes

Jan. 16, 2022 07:41 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia held a referendum Sunday on constitutional amendments that the populist government says are needed for the Balkan country to advance in a bid to join the European Union. The ballot focuses on the changes in the election of judges and prosecutors that...

Judges block certification of utility regulation candidates

Jan. 13, 2022 18:26 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A panel of three federal judges ruled Thursday that Montana's secretary of state cannot certify candidates for the two seats on the state's utility regulating board that are up for election this year until a lawsuit over balancing the number of residents in each district is...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 12, 2022 15:29 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. January 12, 2022. Editorial: After maps ruling, it’s up to the state Supreme Court to defend democracy in NC It was appropriate that a trial over North Carolina’s new election maps unfolded around the anniversary of the Jan. 6 assault on the...

Judge weighs pausing Georgia spaceport land deal for voters

Jan. 12, 2022 10:53 AM EST

WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — Opponents of a planned commercial spaceport on the Georgia coast asked a judge Tuesday to stop local officials from buying land for the commercial launchpad as they seek a special election that would let voters decide whether the deal should happen. The...

NC governor backs Beasley as Senate primary field clears

Jan. 12, 2022 10:41 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper gave former North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley his full-throated endorsement for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, attempting to secure a smoother path for her to become the Democrats' nominee to wrest a seat held by a Republican since 2005. ...

Judges let North Carolina GOP redistricting plans stand

Jan. 11, 2022 21:37 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judicial panel refused Tuesday to throw out redistricting maps drawn by the Republican-controlled General Assembly, rejecting arguments that the lines were illegal because they were politically stacked for the GOP. The unanimous decision by the...

Candidacy challenge process for NC Rep. Cawthorn delayed

Jan. 11, 2022 19:27 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A formal challenge of North Carolina Rep. Madison Cawthorn's qualifications to run for Congress, over his involvement in the rally last January that preceded the U.S. Capitol riot, will be delayed while separate redistricting litigation continues, state judges ruled Tuesday....

Judge denies Vos request to stop deposition over records

Jan. 11, 2022 15:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Tuesday denied a request from Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to delay him sitting for a deposition with attorneys for a liberal watchdog group seeking records related to the GOP-ordered investigation into the 2020 election. Dane...

2 N. Carolina justices won't step away from voter ID case

Jan. 07, 2022 20:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two North Carolina Supreme Court justices — the son of a powerful legislator among them — said on Friday they won't step away from hearing a case that challenges a pair of constitutional amendments, one of which mandates photo voter identification. ...