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EXPLAINER: How parade crash insanity plea will work

Jun. 24, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of driving his SUV through a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee last year, killing six people and injuring dozens more, this week served notice he will try to persuade a jury that he was mentally ill during the incident and if convicted should go to an...

GBI director to become superior court judge in Cobb County

Jun. 24, 2022 10:29 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation will leave his position to serve as a superior court judge, the governor's office announced Friday. Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Vic Reynolds, GBI director since February 2019, to serve on the Cobb County Superior...

Wisconsin election investigator says he deleted records

Jun. 23, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice hired to investigate President Joe Biden's victory in the battleground state testified Thursday that he routinely deleted records, and deactivated a personal email account, even after receiving open records requests. ...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 23, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

The Post and Courier. June 22, 2022. Editorial: SC Supreme Court crackdown on problem judges should prompt Senate reforms The S.C. Supreme Court is on a roll, and we hope people are paying attention. We’re not referring to the court’s decision to...

Lawsuit filed against State Patrol over DUI testing machines

Jun. 23, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit filed against the Washington State Patrol official responsible for the state’s breath test machines used to measure the intoxication of drunken-driving suspects alleges she violated the rights of suspects who had their licenses revoked. The...

Seattle tax on big businesses upheld by state appeals court

Jun. 21, 2022 21:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — An appellate court judge has upheld Seattle’s payroll tax, affirming a decision made in King County Superior Court last year. In an opinion published Tuesday, the Division I Court of Appeals deemed Seattle’s JumpStart tax lawful, The Seattle Times reported. ...

Wisconsin election investigator appeals contempt order

Jun. 21, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice hired by Republicans to investigate the 2020 election in Wisconsin has appealed a contempt ruling against him related to his response to an open records request and heated appearance in court. Michael Gableman last...

4 Louisiana police officers cleared in Black man's death

Jun. 20, 2022 18:23 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge has acquitted four city police officers in the death of a Black man arrested in April 2020. Caddo District Court Judge Chris Victory ruled Friday that prosecutors failed to prove their case against Brian Ross, James LeClare, Treona McCarter...

Arizona AG's effort to require redo of election rules denied

Jun. 17, 2022 23:01 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona judge on Friday rejected Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich's request that he order Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs to do a major rewrite of a nearly 300-page document that tells county election officials how to manage the 2022 elections. ...

After impasse, legislators elect 2 Supreme Court justices

Jun. 17, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia General Assembly on Friday elected two new justices to serve on the state Supreme Court, elevated a lower court judge to the state Court of Appeals and elected two other judges. The Supreme Court, Virginia's highest, is comprised of seven justices...