Latest Judicial elections News

SC pardon too late for city councilman kicked out of office

Aug. 9, 2020 12:47 PM EDT

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — A judge kicked a man convicted of a felony off a small town city council South Carolina, even though the man has been pardoned for his crimes. The problem is William R. King II's pardon came n 2018, after he was elected to the Chester City Council, Judge William A. McKinnon ruled. King...

This booking photo provided by Caddo Parish office shows Trina Chu. A judicial candidate in Louisiana, Chu is accused of sending a friend confidential court documents while she was a law clerk for the same court's chief judge. The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office says  Chu was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, on two felony charges: offense against intellectual property and trespass against state computers.  (Caddo Parish office via AP)

Lawyer: judicial candidate's arrest political, unfounded

Aug. 7, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The attorney for a Louisiana judicial candidate calls her arrest this week politically motivated and said Friday that one of the laws she's accused of breaking didn't exist at the time of the alleged offense. Trina Chu, 46, was arrested Tuesday on two felony charges accusing her of...

Justices overturn Tennessee mail vote expansion for November

Aug. 5, 2020 9:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the option for all eligible voters to vote by mail in November due to COVID-19. The ruling nixes a June expansion order by a lower court that state election officials opposed. The decision came the day voters could start requesting...

Judge unsure if virus requires changes to Wisconsin election

Aug. 5, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday questioned whether it would be right to order an easing of Wisconsin's absentee voting regulations ahead of the November presidential election, saying the coronavirus might pose less of a threat to in-person voting by then. Democrats and allied groups filed...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Aug. 5, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ Aug. 5 The Parkersburg News and Sentinel on the state's drug tip hotline: It is easy forget, as we continue to battle the coronavirus pandemic and the economic struggle that comes with it, that West Virginia still faces attack from many fronts. Among our...

This booking photo provided by Caddo Parish office shows Trina Chu. A judicial candidate in Louisiana, Chu is accused of sending a friend confidential court documents while she was a law clerk for the same court's chief judge. The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office says  Chu was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, on two felony charges: offense against intellectual property and trespass against state computers.  (Caddo Parish office via AP)

Candidate for judge accused of sending friend court docs

Aug. 5, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A judicial candidate in Louisiana sent a friend confidential court documents while she was a law clerk for the same court’s chief judge, authorities said. Trina Chu, 46, was arrested Tuesday on two felony charges — offense against intellectual property and trespass...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo Cori Bush poses for a portrait to promote the film

Protest leader Bush ousts 20-year US Rep. Clay in Missouri

Aug. 5, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer's fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri's Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century. Bush's victory came in a...

The Latest: Veteran congressman ousted in Missouri primary

Aug. 5, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Missouri primary election (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in...

FILE - In a Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 file photo, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner speaks in St. Louis. Gardner is being challenged in the Aug. 4, 2020, Democratic primary by Mary Pat Carl. (AP Photo/Jim Salter, File)

St. Louis prosecutor chided by Trump wins primary race

Aug. 5, 2020 12:33 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, whose job performance has been lauded by some civil rights activists and criticized by President Donald Trump and other leading Republicans, held off a challenge from a former homicide prosecutor in Tuesday’s primary election. Gardner, 44,...

Judge rejects most N.C. election changes sought in lawsuit

Aug. 4, 2020 10:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday refused to order a wide array of changes to North Carolina's election rules sought by voting advocacy groups worried about how COVID-19 could limit ballot access. But he told election officials they can't reject mail-in absentee ballots unless there's a way...