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Egypt court sentences pro-democracy activist to four years

May. 23, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced a pro-democracy activist to four years in prison for disseminating false news, a defense lawyer said. The court of misdemeanors in Cairo convicted Yahia Hussein Abdel-Hadi, a co-founder of the Civil Democratic Movement, an...

Offices including secretary of state contested in Alabama

May. 22, 2022 08:55 AM EDT

The campaigns for U.S. Senate and governor have gotten the most attention leading up to Tuesday’s primary in Alabama, but five other statewide races are on the ballot. With multiple candidates in some races, some nominations may not be decided until after runoff elections scheduled for June 21. ...

NC groups, voters urge justices to avoid redistricting case

May. 20, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina advocacy groups and voters who this year persuaded state courts to overturn the legislature's congressional redistricting plan asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to avoid hearing arguments on whether such courts must be curtailed in reviewing U.S. House...

Lawyers: Georgia man's death sentence is unconstitutional

May. 18, 2022 17:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for a Georgia man whose execution was put on hold by a judge this week are arguing that he is ineligible for execution because he has cognitive impairments that cause him to function like a young child or someone with intellectual disability. Lawyers for...

How Pa. GOP gov pick could turn election lies into action

May. 18, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Doug Mastriano is not the only candidate who won a Republican primary on Tuesday after embracing Donald Trump's lie that the 2020 election was stolen. But no GOP contender did more to subvert that presidential election -- and no one may be better positioned to subvert the...

GOP lawmakers, Ohio AG, want public safety a factor in bail

May. 18, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Judges in Ohio would be required to consider criminal suspects' threat to public safety when setting bail amounts under both legislation and a proposal for a state constitutional amendment being advanced by House Republicans. The GOP proposals followed a...

Trump-backed Mastriano wins GOP Pennsylvania governor nod

May. 17, 2022 23:45 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Doug Mastriano won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania governor on Tuesday, beating eight other candidates and a party establishment that had tried to head off his nomination over fears that he is too extreme to win the general election in the presidential...

Abortion rights group files longshot Arizona initiative bid

May. 17, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A newly organized group of abortion rights supporters on Tuesday filed an initiative that seeks to amend the Arizona Constitution to protect the right to abortion. The effort by a group called Arizonans for Reproductive Freedom is a longshot to make the ballot, since...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

May. 16, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

Detroit News. May 11, 2022. Editorial: Revamping term limits would help Michigan Michigan voters will have the chance to revisit the matter of term limits this November after 30 years of a system that failed to deliver on its promised benefits. This is the first...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 16, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. May 15, 2022. Editorial: Statehouse misinformation on bail hurts justice on many levels Less than two years after Ohio amended Criminal Rule 46 in a bipartisan process to reduce the use of cash bail so those without means don’t unfairly stew...