Latest Judicial elections News

Case of Virginian who wants Maryland voter list is revived

Jul. 15, 2019 2:46 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — An appeals court has revived the case of a Virginia man who wants a list of Maryland's registered voters so he can conduct a letter-writing campaign against a Maryland state prosecutor. The Daily Record of Baltimore reports the court ruled Friday that Dennis Fusaro has a claim to the list....

Court: GOP mapmaker's files allowed in gerrymandering trial

Jul. 12, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A few dozen computer files recovered from the home of a deceased Republican redistricting consultant can be offered as evidence in next week's partisan gerrymandering trial in North Carolina, state judges ruled on Friday. The three-judge panel presiding over the trial that starts...

Judge: Georgia must allow inspection of election databases

Jul. 11, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Georgia election officials to allow computer experts and lawyers to review the databases used to create ballots and count votes. The ruling came Tuesday in a lawsuit that challenges Georgia's election system and seeks statewide use of hand-marked paper ballots....

New law seems unlikely to alter Philly gun law prosecutions

Jul. 9, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top prosecutor said Tuesday he does not intend to use new unilateral authority to prosecute gun crimes in Philadelphia under a state law passed after criticism of the city district attorney's handling of gun law violations. A spokesman for Attorney General Josh...

Lawsuit challenges Alabama's method of electing judges

Jul. 9, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's practice of picking its appellate judges in statewide elections results in all-white courts in a state where one in four people is African-American, civil rights activists claim in a lawsuit that will soon come before a federal judge. Oral arguments are scheduled next...

House panel releases written answers from ex-Trump official

Jul. 8, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee says a former Trump administration official who was a vital witness in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation was blocked by the White House from answering more than 200 of its questions. The Democratic-led panel on Monday released written...

The Latest: Judge denies pretrial motions for congressman

Jul. 8, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the corruption case against California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter who is scheduled to go to trial in September, (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A federal judge has refused to dismiss federal corruption charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter or move the trial outside his...

Server image mystery in Georgia election security case

Jul. 3, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

The case of whether hackers may have tampered with elections in Georgia has taken another strange turn. Nearly two years ago, state lawyers in a closely watched election integrity lawsuit told the judge they intended to subpoena the FBI for the forensic image, or digital snapshot, the agency made of a crucial...

Iowa Supreme Court takes a right turn under Gov. Reynolds

Jul. 3, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds is transforming the Iowa Supreme Court from one that leaned liberal to a solidly conservative body, prompting concerns among critics that it could erode past support for civil liberties as well as abortion and gay rights. Through a combination of...

NC woman cited for contempt of court after outburst

Jul. 2, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) — A woman attending a hearing for a North Carolina triple-murder suspect is behind bars, serving a 10-day sentence for contempt of court. Media outlets report that 24-year-old Josselyn Farrior of Durham was sentenced Monday after a hearing in Alamance County court for 26-year-old Hyquan...