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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2016, file photo Washington Supreme Court Justice Charles K. Wiggins, second left, speaks as fellow Justices Sheryl Gordon McCloud, left, and Mary E. Fairhurst listen during arguments in Bellevue, Wash. Wiggins, 72, announced Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, he will retire at the end of March. Wiggins was first elected to the court in 2010. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Washington Supreme Court Justice Charles Wiggins to retire

Jan. 16, 2020 7:27 PM EST

Olympia, Wash. (AP) — Washington Supreme Court Justice Charles Wiggins announced Thursday he will retire at the end of March. Wiggins, 72, was first elected to the court in 2010. In a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee, he wrote that it had been “a tremendous honor” to serve on the court but that he...

New Washington Supreme Court Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis, left, reacts to applause after she was sworn in, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Olympia, Wash. Montoya-Lewis was appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to fulfill the remaining term of former Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst, who retired in January as she battles cancer. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Correction: Supreme Court Swearing In story

Jan. 15, 2020 3:41 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — In a story January 6, 2020, about a new Washington state Supreme Court justice, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the Native American tribe Raquel Montoya-Lewis is a member of. She is a member of the Pueblo of Isleta tribe of New Mexico, not Pueblo Iselta. A...

Gregory Lewis, the leader of Souls to the Polls led a protest outside the Ozaukee County Courthouse in Port Washington, Wis., Monday, January 13, 2020, where Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy held state election officials in contempt of court for not following his order to remove thousands of people from the voters rolls. Before the courtroom session Gregory Lewis, the leader of Souls to the Polls led a protest outside the courthouse and spoke to media gathered. Protestors had tape over their mouths symbolizing their voices being silenced. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Wisconsin appeals court puts voter rolls purge on hold

Jan. 14, 2020 6:15 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday put on hold an order to immediately remove up to 209,000 names from the state's voter registration rolls, handing Democrats who had fought the move a victory in the battleground state. The appeals court sided with the bipartisan state elections...

Court: NY must release inactive voter list to poll workers

Jan. 14, 2020 5:28 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that New York must provide local poll workers with the names of one million New Yorkers who registered to vote but are considered inactive by the state. New York, like other states, can label a voter who appears to have moved “inactive.” Voters...

Arkansas circuit judge candidate appeals removal from ballot

Jan. 14, 2020 12:32 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas district judge is appealing his removal from the ballot as a candidate for a circuit judge position. KAIT-TV reports that Lawrence County District Judge Adam Weeks filed the appeal Friday with the state Supreme Court after being removed from the ballot on Jan. 7. ...

Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Malloy listens to attorneys from both sides Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 before making his finding at the Ozaukee County Courthouse in Port Washington, Wis., where Judge Malloy held state election officials in contempt of court for not following his order to remove thousands of people from the voters rolls. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

Wisconsin judge orders up to 209K voter names be deleted

Jan. 13, 2020 8:03 PM EST

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Monday found the state's bipartisan elections commission to be in contempt and ordered it to immediately begin removing up to 209,000 names from the state's voter rolls or face fines for each day it doesn't. Hours later, a divided Wisconsin Supreme Court...

Ojeda running for US Senate after failed presidential bid

Jan. 13, 2020 4:02 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Army veteran and former presidential hopeful Richard Ojeda filed Monday to run for U.S. Senate in West Virginia. The Democrat marked his latest foray into national politics with an online announcement detailing some of his policy proposals and a pledge to confront Republican...

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019 file photo, Rep. Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, addresses the House members after being sworn in as House Speaker during a special session of the Tennessee House in Nashville, Tenn.  In the election-year legislative session beginning Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 the Republican-supermajority House and Senate will debate bills and set the budget, while keeping in mind that every House seat and about half the Senate are on the ballot.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Tennessee lawmakers enter session with election in sight

Jan. 11, 2020 10:27 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With an eye toward their campaigns, Tennessee lawmakers will spend the next few months deciding whether they want to overturn the governor on accepting refugees, help deliver his promise of criminal justice reform, and join other states in passing abortion limits destined for court....

Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth listens to arguments over an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. Judge Aarseth ruled that an effort to recall Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy may proceed, a decision that is expected to be appealed. The decision followed arguments in the case and came two months after Gail Fenumiai, director of the state Division of Elections, rejected a bid to advance the recall effort. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP)

Judge allows effort to recall Alaska governor to proceed

Jan. 10, 2020 9:07 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska judge ruled Friday that an effort to recall Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy may proceed, a decision that is expected to be appealed. The decision from the bench by Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth in Anchorage followed arguments in the case and came two months after Gail...

In this Thursday Jan. 9, 2020 photo Polish Senate Speaker Tomasz Grodzki speaks to reporters in Warsaw, Poland. Following fall elections, Speaker Tomasz Grodzki, from the centrist opposition, has become the only politician with any real power to put up roadblocks to the populist ruling party as it seeks to exert full control of the judicial system. A prominent surgeon, Grodzki is using that role as much as he can, angering the government, which has been seeking to discredit him with claims he took bribes as a doctor. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Polish Senate speaker pushes back against bribe allegations

Jan. 10, 2020 2:27 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent transplant surgeon who serves as speaker of Poland's Senate defended himself from allegations that he took bribes from patients, claims that appeared in state-controlled media and which the doctor-politician's supporters said were an attempt to discredit a government...