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State judge places hold on Oregon's gun law, state to appeal

Dec. 06, 2022 21:57 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A ruling by a state court judge placed Oregon’s tough new voter-approved gun law on hold late Tuesday, just hours after a federal court judge allowed the ban on the sale and transfer of high-capacity magazines to take effect this week. The ruling by Harney...

February prelim set for accused killer of Fernley teenager

Dec. 06, 2022 18:36 PM EST

YERINGTON, Nev. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping and killing a Fernley teenager in March has been found competent to stand trial and ordered to appear at a two-day preliminary hearing in February. A Lyon County district judge in Yerington set Troy Driver's preliminary hearing for...

Jury awards $2.6M to 3 Lake County workers fired by clerk

Dec. 06, 2022 18:21 PM EST

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A jury has awarded more than $2.6 million to three former Lake County employees who claimed the county circuit court clerk fired them because they supported her opponent in the 2016 election. One of Lake County Circuit Court Clerk Erin Cartwright Weinstein’s...

Case against former Tucson officer remanded to grand jury

Dec. 03, 2022 16:49 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Former Tucson police Officer Ryan Remington, who was indicted on a manslaughter charge in the shooting of a shoplifting suspect, will have his case heard again by a grand jury. Pima County Superior Court Judge Danelle Liwski granted a defense request Friday to...

Indiana judge issues gag order in case of 2 slain teen girls

Dec. 02, 2022 14:00 PM EST

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana judge imposed a gag order on Friday in the case of a man charged in the notorious slayings of two teenage girls. Richard Matthew Allen, 50, of Delphi, is charged with murder in the killings of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, whose...

Arizona county certifies election after judge's order

Dec. 02, 2022 03:19 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A rural Arizona county certified its midterm election results on Thursday, following the orders of a judge who ruled that Republican supervisors broke the law when they refused to sign off on the vote count by this week's deadline. Two Republicans on Cochise...

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...

Judge bemoans NYC's bike hazard in 'Gone Girl' actor's death

Nov. 30, 2022 18:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge decried New York City’s problems with electric and gas-powered bikes on Wednesday as he sentenced the electric scooter rider who crashed into “Gone Girl” actor Lisa Banes to one to three years in prison for his manslaughter conviction. Brian Boyd, 27,...

Judge: GOP head can't share lawyers with other fake electors

Nov. 30, 2022 16:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The chairman of the Georgia Republican Party cannot share lawyers with 10 other fake electors in matters related to a special grand jury investigation into possible illegal meddling in the 2020 election in the state, a judge ruled Wednesday. The special grand jury...