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Idaho Supreme Court consolidates redistricting map lawsuits

Nov. 26, 2021 14:50 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Two lawsuits filed against Idaho’s redistricting commission over a new map redrawing the state’s 35 legislative districts have been consolidated into one lawsuit. The Idaho Supreme Court in an order dated Tuesday said it granted the...

Kansas Supreme Court takes up overturned day care death case

Nov. 25, 2021 14:07 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has agreed to consider an appeals court decision overturning the conviction of a day care worker in the death of a 9-month-old. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office is...

Judicial panel upholds new congressional districts in Oregon

Nov. 24, 2021 14:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Following September's contentious redistricting special session in the Oregon Legislature, a judicial panel on Wednesday unanimously dismissed a challenge to new congressional maps pushed through by state Democrats. Despite accusations by...

High court to consider if GOP leaders can join voter ID suit

Nov. 24, 2021 14:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday it will consider whether North Carolina Republican legislative leaders can intervene in a federal court battle over a 2018 state voter ID mandate. House Speaker Tim Moore and Senate leader Phil Berger want to...

South Dakota Supreme Court rules against pot legalization

Nov. 24, 2021 14:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling that nullified a voter-passed amendment to the state constitution that would have legalized recreational marijuana use. Gov. Kristi Noem instigated the legal fight to...

South Dakota Supreme Court strikes down voter-approved marijuana legalization on technical grounds

Nov. 24, 2021 11:17 AM EST
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Supreme Court strikes down voter-approved marijuana legalization on technical grounds.

Hochul nominates judge from western NY for state's top court

Nov. 24, 2021 10:31 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A veteran judge from western New York was nominated Wednesday by Gov. Kathy Hochul to serve on the state's highest court. If Justice Shirley Troutman is confirmed by the state Senate, she will be the second-ever Black woman to serve on the Court of...

Today in History

Nov. 24, 2021 00:11 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 24, the 328th day of 2021. There are 37 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 24, 1963, Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused...

Defrocked Cardinal McCarrick named in sex abuse lawsuit

Nov. 23, 2021 17:43 PM EST

Defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is facing another sexual abuse lawsuit, from a man who claims McCarrick abused him in the 1980s in New Jersey. In the lawsuit filed in state court and announced Tuesday, Michael Reading alleged McCarrick engaged in sexual contact with...

2 Iowa teens charged with teacher's murder seek lower bond

Nov. 23, 2021 17:07 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two southeast Iowa teenagers charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death of their high school Spanish teacher asked a state court judge Tuesday to lower their bond so they could be released from jail, while prosecutors asked it be...