Latest Judicial elections News

Manafort set to be arraigned on mortgage fraud charges

Jun. 27, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's imprisoned former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, is set to be arraigned in New York City Thursday on state mortgage fraud charges seen as a ploy to keep him locked up if he is pardoned for federal crimes uncovered during the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016...

Rhode Island tries to cancel Mickey, Bugs from elections

Jun. 25, 2019 12:44 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Sorry Mickey Mouse, Bugs Bunny and other fictional characters and celebrities who have received write-in votes in a Rhode Island election. Some state lawmakers don't want those ballots to count. The Providence Journal reports that the House Judiciary Committee approved legislation...

For Turkey's Erdogan, a challenge in former stronghold

Jun. 24, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasn't lost many elections since the conservative party he co-founded took control of the government in 2002. But the party's rare defeat in Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, was a political and personal setback for the country's leader. Opposition...

Opposition win in Istanbul a blow to Turkey's Erdogan

Jun. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition candidate for mayor of Istanbul celebrated a landmark win Sunday in a closely watched repeat election that ended weeks of political tension and broke the long hold President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's party had on leading Turkey's largest city. "Thank you, Istanbul," Ekrem...

Census, redistricting top remaining Supreme Court cases

Jun. 23, 2019 1:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court enters its final week of decisions with two politically charged issues unresolved, whether to rein in political line-drawing for partisan gain and allow a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Both decisions could affect the distribution of political power for the...

Longest-tenure family court judge in Reno says she'll retire

Jun. 21, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The longest-serving state family court judge in Reno says she'll retire. Judge Frances Doherty announced Friday she'll step down Aug. 2 after 22 years hearing cases affecting children, families and vulnerable adults in Washoe County District Court. Doherty was a hearing master for five...

Roy Moore in uphill battle to woo skeptical Alabama voters

Jun. 21, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a state that has long been reliably Republican, Roy Moore faces an uphill battle in winning over skeptical voters to take back the Alabama Senate seat he lost two years ago amid allegations of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls. With GOP leaders including President Donald...

Queens DA race emerges as battleground for liberal Democrats

Jun. 21, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The last time Queens got a new district attorney, in 1991, the borough that birthed Donald Trump and the fictional Archie Bunker was reeling from gang warfare and crying out for a tough-as-nails approach to crime. This year, the candidate getting the most attention in the race to become the...

Roy Moore running for Senate despite discouragement from GOP

Jun. 20, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Roy Moore announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate on Thursday, defying Republican leaders who urged the polarizing jurist not to run for the Alabama seat they hope to reclaim in 2020. A former chief justice known for hardline stances against gay marriage and for the Ten...

Judge stays order on Arkansas campaign fundraising blackout

Jun. 19, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has halted his order blocking Arkansas from enforcing a law that prevents candidates for state office from accepting campaign contributions more than two years before an election. U.S. District Judge James Moody Jr. on Wednesday granted Attorney General Leslie...