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High court to rule on Biden student loan cancellation plan

Dec. 01, 2022 21:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to decide whether the Biden administration can broadly cancel student loans, keeping the program blocked for now but signaling a final answer by early summer. That's about two months before the newly extended pause on loan...

Wisconsin parade crash case an issue in Supreme Court race

Dec. 01, 2022 16:19 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The judge who oversaw the trial of a man convicted of killing six people when he drove his SUV through a Christmas parade last year says national exposure and encouragement she got for her handling of the case is not why she is running for a pivotal Wisconsin Supreme Court...

Kunselman to run for open seat on Pennsylvania high court

Dec. 01, 2022 12:23 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A second Pennsylvania appellate court judge, Deborah Kunselman, said Thursday she will run for an open seat on the state Supreme Court in next November’s election. Kunselman, a Democrat, serves on the state Superior Court. Kunselman, 55, was...

Tennessee accepting applications for Supreme Court vacancy

Nov. 30, 2022 04:09 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee panel is accepting applications to fill the vacancy that will be left by Justice Sharon Lee’s planned retirement next summer. The Governor’s Council for Judicial Appointments says applicants must be at least 35 years old, a state resident...

Parade killings judge running for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Nov. 29, 2022 20:29 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The judge who presided over the trial of the man convicted of killing six people during the Waukesha Christmas parade is running for a spot on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, her husband said Tuesday. The race will determine the ideological balance of the court. ...

EXPLAINER: How could allies help Netanyahu beat charges?

Nov. 29, 2022 11:10 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to return to office, from where he could try to make his yearslong legal troubles disappear through new legislation advanced by his far-right and ultra-Orthodox allies. Critics say such a legal crusade is an assault...

Council picks 3 applicants for Tennessee appeals vacancy

Nov. 28, 2022 04:11 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Governor's Council for Judicial Appointments has forwarded three names to Gov. Bill Lee to consider for a vacancy on the Court of Criminal Appeals. After a public hearing and interviews, the council last week selected Joshua B. Dougan, Matthew Joseph...

Australia to make posts public to avoid repeat of power grab

Nov. 25, 2022 02:34 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An inquiry into a former Australian prime minister secretly appointing himself to multiple ministries recommended Friday that all such appointments be made public in the future to preserve trust in government. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he would...

Court seems skeptical of Trump claims in Mar-a-Lago case

Nov. 22, 2022 18:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday that former President Donald Trump was entitled to challenge an FBI search of his Florida estate or to have an independent arbiter review documents that were seized from the home. A three-judge panel of the...

Whitmer appoints first Black woman to Michigan's top court

Nov. 22, 2022 16:47 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kyra Harris Bolden will become the first Black woman to serve on the Michigan Supreme Court, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Tuesday, choosing a young lawyer who lost a close election just two weeks ago. Bolden will take the seat of Justice Bridget McCormack,...