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Judge nixes town mandate to bury or cremate fetal remains

Jun. 29, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Wednesday struck down a small town’s ordinance mandating burial or cremation of fetal remains. The ruling by Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laster came in a lawsuit filed by Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Jennings against the southern...

Court: Boy accused in mall shooting should be tried as adult

Jun. 29, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled a boy accused of shooting and wounding eight people at a suburban Milwaukee mall in 2020 should be tried in adult court. The court, on a 4-3 decision released Wednesday, said a Milwaukee County Children's Court judge was...

Russian court lets opposition figure's jail term stand

Jun. 29, 2022 13:38 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow on Wednesday rejected a prominent Russian opposition figure's appeal of the 15-day jail sentence he received on charges of failing to obey police. The decision by the Moscow City Court, the capital's highest municipal judicial body, came one day...

Fight over 2020 election records lands in Pennsylvania court

Jun. 28, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A county judge in Williamsport has to decide whether to force officials to provide voter-by-voter electronic election records after the state Office of Open Records ruled Pennsylvania law makes them confidential. Heather Honey, who heads the Lebanon,...

Sentencing set for man accuse of killing grandparents

Jun. 27, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) — A sentencing date has now been set in Outagamie County Circuit Court for a man convicted of fatally shooting his grandparents in 2019. Sentencing had been put on hold after attorneys for 20-year-old Alexander Kraus said his mental health had deteriorated and...

Applicants sought for vacant judicial seat in Tennessee

Jun. 27, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Licensed attorneys may apply for a vacant criminal court judge seat in Knox County. The Trial Court Vacancy Commission is accepting applications for the position vacated by Kyle A. Hixson, who was appointed to the Court of Criminal Appeals. ...

EXPLAINER: How parade crash insanity plea will work

Jun. 24, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more, this week served notice he will try to persuade a jury that he was mentally ill during the incident and if convicted should go to an...

GBI director to become superior court judge in Cobb County

Jun. 24, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation will leave his position to serve as a superior court judge, the governor's office announced Friday. Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Vic Reynolds, GBI director since February 2019, to serve on the Cobb County Superior...

Wisconsin election investigator says he deleted records

Jun. 23, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice hired to investigate President Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state testified Thursday that he routinely deleted records, and deactivated a personal email account, even after receiving open records requests. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 23, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

The Post and Courier. June 22, 2022. Editorial: SC Supreme Court crackdown on problem judges should prompt Senate reforms The S.C. Supreme Court is on a roll, and we hope people are paying attention. We’re not referring to the court’s decision to...