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Trump Organization convicted in executive tax dodge scheme

Dec. 06, 2022 21:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s company was convicted of tax fraud Tuesday for helping executives dodge taxes on extravagant perks such as Manhattan apartments and luxury cars, a repudiation of financial practices at the former president’s business as he mounts another run for the White House....

Arizona certifies 2022 election despite GOP complaints

Dec. 06, 2022 13:16 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's top officials certified the midterm election results Monday, formalizing victories for Democrats over Republicans who falsely claimed the 2020 election was rigged. The certification opens a five-day window for formal election challenges. Republican Kari...

Senate confirms Indiana judge's appointment to appeals bench

Dec. 05, 2022 20:47 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed the appointment of a federal magistrate from southern Indiana to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Senate voted 60-31 to confirmed Doris L. Pryor, who since March 2018 has served as magistrate judge for the Southern...

DOJ appointee eyes 1-year window for Jackson water upgrades

Dec. 05, 2022 18:06 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The manager appointed by the U.S. Department of Justice to oversee reforms to the beleaguered water system in Mississippi's capital city said he hopes to wrap up work in one year or less. Ted Henifin outlined his intended time frame during a news conference...

Trump faces peril in docs probe after decades of scrutiny

Dec. 05, 2022 11:11 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a businessman and president, Donald Trump faced a litany of lawsuits and criminal investigations yet emerged from the legal scrutiny time and again with his public and political standing largely intact. But he's perhaps never confronted a probe as perilous as...

Supreme Court dedicating portrait of retired Justice Stumbo

Dec. 05, 2022 03:01 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court is dedicating a portrait of retired Justice Janet L. Stumbo. A public dedication ceremony is set for Tuesday afternoon in the Supreme Court Courtroom at the Capitol. The portrait by Kentucky artist Tona Barkley will hang in the...

High court to rule on Biden student loan cancellation plan

Dec. 01, 2022 21:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether the Biden administration can broadly cancel student loans, keeping the program blocked for now but signaling a final answer by early summer. That's about two months before the newly extended pause on loan...

Wisconsin parade crash case an issue in Supreme Court race

Dec. 01, 2022 16:19 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The judge who oversaw the trial of a man convicted of killing six people when he drove his SUV through a Christmas parade last year says national exposure and encouragement she got for her handling of the case is not why she is running for a pivotal Wisconsin Supreme Court...

Kunselman to run for open seat on Pennsylvania high court

Dec. 01, 2022 12:23 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A second Pennsylvania appellate court judge, Deborah Kunselman, said Thursday she will run for an open seat on the state Supreme Court in next November’s election. Kunselman, a Democrat, serves on the state Superior Court. Kunselman, 55, was...

Tennessee accepting applications for Supreme Court vacancy

Nov. 30, 2022 04:09 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel is accepting applications to fill the vacancy that will be left by Justice Sharon Lee’s planned retirement next summer. The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments says applicants must be at least 35 years old, a state resident...