Latest Judicial elections News

Judge rejects delay to defamation suit against Donald Trump

Sep. 15, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by lawyers for former President Donald Trump to delay the progression of a defamation lawsuit by a woman who accused him of rape. Judge Lewis A. Kaplan in Manhattan issued a brief denial of the request the...

Woman's release from prison comes amid focus on sentencing

Sep. 15, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Early prison release for a woman following an outcry over disparate sentences has come amid a renewed push for a statewide sentencing database in Ohio. At issue is an attempt to give judges more information about similar cases to allow more...

Iraq election chief vows fair elections despite concerns

Sep. 15, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq is taking measures to close loopholes and conduct fair elections despite attempts to compromise the upcoming polls, the head of Iraq’s electoral commission said. Judge Jaleel Adnan Khalaf, chairman of the Iraqi Independent High Electoral...

Election probe email raises security concerns in Wisconsin

Sep. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An email signed by the leader of a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin sent to county clerks on Monday raised security concerns about its authenticity and what measures would be taken to protect sensitive information...

Frontrunner to replace Merkel on defensive in TV debate

Sep. 12, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — In the second of three pre-election debates, the frontrunner to replace Angela Merkel as German chancellor faced tough questions Sunday over whether his ministry had a role in obstructing money-laundering probes. Olaf Scholz of the center-left Social...

GOP aims to advance election 'investigation' with subpoenas

Sep. 10, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in Pennsylvania’s state Senate are pushing forward what the GOP calls a “forensic investigation” of last year’s presidential election, scheduling a Senate committee meeting for next Wednesday to vote on subpoenas. It is another...

Nevada Supreme Court takes up public employee-lawmakers case

Sep. 09, 2021 20:31 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday took up a thorny question in a state where the part-time Legislature meets every two years and many lawmakers hold full-time jobs in addition to elected positions: Should a person who makes the law also enforce the law? ...

Wisconsin election investigator demands state preserve data

Sep. 09, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice leading Assembly Speaker Robin Vos' investigation of the November elections asked state officials Thursday to ensure that all records related to the election are preserved and to inform him of any evidence that's been...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 08, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

Winston-Salem Journal. Sept. 2, 2021. Editorial: The school shooting Just a moment, please, while we cry. ... It was just a matter of time until senseless school gun violence found its way to Winston-Salem. It finally arrived on...

EXPLAINER: How a new GOP law in Texas makes voting harder

Sep. 07, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The sweeping changes to Texas' election code that GOP Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Tuesday make it harder — sometimes even legally riskier — to cast a ballot in the state, which already has some of the nation's most restrictive voting laws. ...