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Judiciary unveils Barbera’s portrait, a first for a woman

Sep. 24, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The official portrait of retired Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera was destined to be highly symbolic, as it would be the first of 24 such drawings of the state’s top jurists going back to 1778 to feature a woman. But contained in the...

In Pennsylvania, Shapiro's low-key style poses test for Dems

Sep. 24, 2022 08:35 AM EDT

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, is perhaps best known as an election denier who was at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. John Fetterman, the Democrat hoping to flip the state's Senate seat, has revolutionized how campaigns use social media....

Judge: $88K in sanctions for Nevada GOP primary challenge

Sep. 22, 2022 19:00 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge ordered a candidate who lost the Nevada governor primary election to pay $88,000 in sanctions for a lawsuit challenging the results. Reno attorney Joey Gilbert came in second to GOP governor nominee Joe Lombardo by 26,000 votes in the June primary and...

Trump's legal woes mount without protection of presidency

Sep. 22, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stark repudiation by federal judges he appointed. Far-reaching fraud allegations by New York’s attorney general. It's been a week of widening legal troubles for Donald Trump, laying bare the challenges piling up as the former president operates without the protections afforded...

NC prison commissioner lured back to run new Cabinet agency

Sep. 22, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of North Carolina's prison operations during the COVID-19 pandemic is Gov. Roy Cooper's choice to become secretary of a new standalone Cabinet-level agency tasked with adult corrections. Cooper announced on Thursday that Todd Ishee, who was named...

Trump docs probe: Court lifts hold on Mar-a-Lago records

Sep. 22, 2022 11:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a stark repudiation of Donald Trump's legal arguments, a federal appeals court on Wednesday permitted the Justice Department to resume its use of classified records seized from the former president's Florida estate as part of its ongoing criminal investigation. ...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 21, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. September 19, 2022. Editorial: With hate on the rise, all of us need to unite against anti-Semitism, white supremacy, bigotry In July, anti-Semitic and anti-social justice posters were draped on the walls of a progressive church in Fort Lauderdale. In...

GOP raises Mar-a-Lago search at Archives nominee's hearing

Sep. 21, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick to head the National Archives pledged on Wednesday to be a nonpartisan leader, trying to allay concerns by Republicans considering her nomination who have questioned the agency’s role in the investigation into sensitive documents seized at Donald...

Arbiter in Trump docs probe signals intent to move quickly

Sep. 20, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The independent arbiter tasked with inspecting documents seized in an FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Florida home said Tuesday he intends to push briskly through the review process and appeared skeptical of the Trump team's reluctance to say whether it believed...

Trump FBI search puts unusual spotlight on Archives nominee

Sep. 20, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a novelist, Colleen Shogan has imagined the most vivid of Washington dramas. Larceny at the Library of Congress. A homicide in the House of Representatives. A stabbing in the U.S. Senate. But Shogan is about to become a protagonist in a...