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Wisconsin Supreme Court revokesv former judge's law license

Nov. 26, 2022 16:41 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court has revoked a law license from a former Milwaukee County juvenile court judge who had pleaded guilty to federal charges of transmitting child pornography. The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that the seriousness of Brett Blomme's...

Teen Court helps young offenders take responsibility

Nov. 26, 2022 09:39 AM EST

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — The teenagers involved in Berkeley County Teen Court have recently been fine-tuning their skills and recently held a mock trial with several special guests in attendance. Judge Bridget Cohee of the West Virginia 23rd Judicial Circuit was there to watch the...

Ex-Indiana doctor gets 1 year for sexual battery of patients

Nov. 23, 2022 15:40 PM EST

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A former northern Indiana doctor has been sentenced to one year in jail after admitting that he sexually battered two patients during examinations. Darryl Henry, 53, received a 2½-year sentence for each count of sexual battery he pleaded guilty to, but his...

Georgia high court reinstates ban on abortions after 6 weeks

Nov. 23, 2022 15:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the state’s ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy, abruptly ending access to later abortions that had resumed days earlier. In a one-page order, the justices put a lower court ruling overturning the...

Man sentenced in slayings of Detroit-area father, teen son

Nov. 23, 2022 10:04 AM EST

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty in the fatal shootings of a southeastern Michigan man and his teenage son has been sentenced to 30 to 50 years in prison. Fadi Zeineh, 21, was sentenced Tuesday by Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Cheryl Matthews, who told Zeineh he...

Inflation gives pay raise gift to top Pennsylvania officials

Nov. 22, 2022 13:12 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Inflation is gift-wrapping another big salary increase for hundreds of Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials in 2023, including boosting rank-and-file lawmakers and district judges into six-figure territory. For many of these...

Indiana doctor defends actions in 10-year-old's abortion

Nov. 21, 2022 20:55 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis doctor who provided abortion drugs to a 10-year-old rape victim from Ohio defended her actions before a judge Monday in an episode that drew national attention in the weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Dr. Caitlin Bernard...

Georgia court declines to halt Saturday early runoff voting

Nov. 21, 2022 18:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia appeals court ruling on Monday means that counties can offer early voting this coming Saturday in the U.S. Senate runoff election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker. The Court of Appeals declined a request by the state to...

EXPLAINER: Why are court records sealed in 2 girls' deaths?

Nov. 21, 2022 17:28 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana judge could rule Tuesday whether sealed court documents with evidence that led to a man’s arrest in the 2017 slayings of two teenage girls will be publicly released. Richard Matthew Allen, 50, of Delphi, Indiana, was charged last month with two...

Judge backs penalties against county in voting machine case

Nov. 19, 2022 15:03 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has recommended the state's high court impose civil contempt penalties against a Republican-majority county government that this summer secretly allowed a third party to copy data from voting machines used in the 2020 election lost by former President...