Latest Judicial elections News

Radio host Larry Elder wins fight to enter California recall

Jul. 22, 2021 01:59 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge on Wednesday cleared the way for conservative talk radio host Larry Elder to join the field of candidates for an upcoming recall election aimed at removing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. Elder scored a swift court victory...

Radio host Larry Elder wins fight to enter California recall

Jul. 22, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge on Wednesday cleared the way for conservative talk radio host Larry Elder to join the field of candidates for an upcoming recall election aimed at removing Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom from office. Elder scored a swift court victory...

Lawsuit: Kansas altered software to hide election records

Jul. 21, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — A judge is considering whether Kansas' Republican secretary of state ran afoul of the state's open records law by ordering the removal of an election database function that generates a statewide report showing which provisional ballots were not counted — a...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jul. 21, 2021 16:21 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. July 20, 2021. Editorial: Want to debate? Study first During our editorial board’s meeting this week we spent some time talking about the current debate over critical race theory. It’s a subject that we were hesitant...

Ex-lawmaker joins Mississippi Archives and History board

Jul. 19, 2021 16:47 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former state lawmaker is the newest member of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees. Trustees met Friday and elected Kimberly L. Campbell of Jackson to finish a six-year term started by former state Supreme Court...

Judge refuses to dismiss charges against Alabama sheriff

Jul. 19, 2021 14:52 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Testimony began in the corruption trial of a longtime Alabama sheriff Monday after a judge refused a defense request to throw out four charges alleging he stole thousands of dollars from his own campaign committee. Judge Pamela Baschab denied a...

Montana justices say lawmakers overstepped in seeking emails

Jul. 14, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that legislative leaders overstepped their authority in issuing a subpoena for months of emails belonging to the court's administrator, saying the request was not related to a valid legislative interest. The...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jul. 14, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

Charleston Gazette-Mail. July 12, 2021. Editorial: Joe Jeffries: A hypocrite judged by hypocrites Gov. Jim Justice is calling for West Virginia Delegate Joe Jeffries, R-Putnam, to resign over a vulgar post on social media app TikTok in which Jeffries...

Jury selection for sheriff's trial resumes with media

Jul. 14, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Jury selection for the criminal trial of a longtime Alabama sheriff resumed Wednesday with members of the media and public allowed in court after a judge agreed to open the proceedings, which had been conducted in secret. Limestone County Sheriff...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 14, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

Philadelphia Inquirer. July 12,2021. Editorial: As Pa. Republicans further the Big Lie, we’re trapped in a factless debate that won’t end Nine months after the election and six months after the U.S. Capitol riot their rhetoric inspired, many...