Latest Judicial elections News

Pennsylvania's spring primary: ballot issues, judicial races

May. 15, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Beyond a slew of local races on ballots, Pennsylvania's primary election on Tuesday will determine the future of a governor's authority during disaster declarations and a Republican nominee aiming to keep a state Supreme Court seat in GOP hands. ...

Governor names advisory committee for judicial nomination

May. 14, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Greg Gianforte on Friday named an advisory council to help him identify candidates to fill a District Court vacancy in Cascade County under a new law that allows the governor to directly make the appointment. The Montana Senate did not confirm...

Judge voids results of longshoremen's union election

May. 14, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a request by the U.S. Department of Labor to void a union election held by a Delaware chapter of the International Longshoremen’s Association. The judge declared Thursday that the results of a May 2019 held by Local 1694...

Democrats search for a strategy to combat GOP voting laws

May. 13, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A small group of civil rights leaders gathered at Vice President Kamala Harris’ ceremonial office last week to discuss Republican-backed laws restricting voting in several states. Among the ideas floated were continuing political organizing against the proposals,...

Hearing on Jan. 6 violence exposes stark partisan divisions

May. 12, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans sought to rewrite the history of the Jan. 6 insurrection during a rancorous congressional hearing Wednesday, painting the Trump supporters who attacked the building as mostly peaceful patriots and downplaying repeatedly the violence of the day. ...

The Latest: Hearing on Capitol riot wraps; little new info

May. 12, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional testimony about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A House hearing on the federal response to the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has concluded after more than five hours of testimony that...

Judge dismisses GOP lawsuit over Maricopa County election

May. 11, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Maricopa County Superior Court judge dismissed a lawsuit over alleged voting irregularities in the Arizona Republican Party's January election, ruling that the dispute involved internal party politics and cannot be decided in a court of law. The lawsuit...

Inside Arizona's election audit, GOP fraud fantasies live on

May. 10, 2021 19:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — On the floor of Veterans Memorial Coliseum, where NBA stars like Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan once dunked basketballs and Hulk Hogan wrestled King Kong Bundy, 46 tables are arrayed in neat rows, each with a Lazy Susan in the middle. Seated at the...

Former lawmakers sue over Supreme Court election changes

May. 10, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed to challenge a legislative proposal to change the way Supreme Court justices would be elected in Montana. A Roman Catholic nun, a former court clerk and three former state lawmakers are among those challenging the...

Court rules Kemp naming judge was legal, no election needed

May. 09, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A court has ruled that Gov. Brian Kemp legally appointed a former state senator as a superior court judge, rejecting a lawsuit by an attorney who said there should have been an election and that Kemp waited too long. Senior Judge Michael Karpf...