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Indian court appoints committee to run national Olympic body

Aug. 17, 2022 03:34 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A court in India has appointed a committee to take over the running of the national Olympic committee and hold fresh elections within four months in a move that could have further implications for the country in international sport. The Delhi High Court asked...

Gov. Gordon wins Wyoming GOP primary in bid for 2nd term

Aug. 17, 2022 00:54 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Gov. Mark Gordon has a clear path to reelection after winning the Republican primary in Wyoming on Tuesday, while state Rep. Chuck Gray won the GOP primary for secretary of state. A competitive state superintendent of public instruction primary featured Republicans Megan...

After firing public defense commissioners, new members named

Aug. 16, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The day after Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Martha Walters fired all nine members of the state commission that oversees public defense, she said Tuesday that she was appointing four new commissioners and reappointing five commissioners from the previous group. ...

Indian court urged to settle issues that led to FIFA ban

Aug. 16, 2022 04:02 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court is expected to take up a government plea to settle issues that led to the national soccer federation’s suspension by FIFA and the possible loss of its hosting rights for the Under-17 Women’s World Cup in October. The FIFA suspension follows...

Oregon justice fires panel due to lack of public defenders

Aug. 15, 2022 19:40 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's chief justice fired all the members of the Public Defense Services Commission on Monday, frustrated that hundreds of defendants charged with crimes and who cannot afford an attorney have been unable to obtain public defenders to represent them. The...

Former NH Supreme Court judge shaped public defender system

Aug. 15, 2022 17:41 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — James Duggan, who expanded access to justice from the bench of the New Hampshire Supreme Court and as founder of the state's appellate office for indigent defendants, has died. He was 79. Duggan died Saturday at his home in Amherst after a period of declining...

Court: Proposed judicial election changes unconstitutional

Aug. 12, 2022 17:40 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a proposal to change the way state Supreme Court justices are elected is unconstitutional and cannot appear on the November ballot. The 5-2 ruling upheld a March decision by District Court Judge Peter Ohmann of...

Breyer, Gorsuch join to promote education about Constitution

Aug. 11, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Recently retired Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer has become the honorary co-chairman of a nonpartisan group devoted to education about the Constitution, joining Justice Neil Gorsuch at a time of intense political polarization and rising skepticism about the court's...

Newsom picks 1st Latina state Supreme Court chief justice

Aug. 10, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday nominated Patricia Guerrero to be the state's next chief justice, picking the daughter of Mexican immigrants to lead the nation's largest judicial system. Guerrero, 50, would replace Chief Justice Tani...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom nominates state Supreme Court Associate Justice Patricia Guerrero as next chief justice

Aug. 10, 2022 17:20 PM EDT
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom nominates state Supreme Court Associate Justice Patricia Guerrero as next chief justice.