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Analysis: Judges can't order attorney general to take cases

Oct. 24, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi attorney general can take over a case when a local prosecutor steps away, but the takeover must be voluntary and a judge cannot set deadlines for the work. In a unanimous ruling Tuesday, Mississippi Supreme Court justices said a...

To navigate legal quandaries, Biden leans on low-key counsel

Oct. 24, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election lawsuits multiplying by the day. An obscure federal agency blocking the presidential transition. The very legitimacy of Joe Biden's victory under assault as supporters of Donald Trump riot at the Capitol. Amid all the turmoil, lawyer Dana...

Leader in AG's office appointed to Missouri Court of Appeals

Oct. 22, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has appointed a top aide to Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt to the state appeals court. First Assistant Attorney General Cristian M. Stevens will become one of 14 judges on the Court of Appeals, Eastern...

Elkhart woman charged in May house fire that killed 2 people

Oct. 22, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana woman has been charged with allegedly setting a May house fire that killed a man and an 8-year-old boy. Genessa Jones of Elkhart appeared for an initial hearing Thursday where she was formally charged with two counts of causing a...

Today in History

Oct. 22, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2021. There are 70 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 22, 2014, a gunman shot and killed a soldier standing guard at a war memorial in...

Senate confirms Tana Lin as US judge in Seattle

Oct. 21, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed civil rights attorney Tana Lin as a federal judge in Seattle. Lin, the president of the board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, will be the first former public defender and the first Asian American...

Today in History

Oct. 21, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2021. There are 71 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a coal waste landslide...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 20, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. October 16, 2021. Editorial: Let’s keep local control over our elections board We should keep the influence of political parties out of the Floyd County Elections Board. Allowing political parties to...

Group sues to obtain Wisconsin DNR board chairman's texts

Oct. 19, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An environmental advocacy group filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking the Department of Natural Resources policy board chairman's text messages. Midwest Environmental Advocates filed the lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court against Fred Prehn, the board...

EU top official clashes with Polish PM over rule of law

Oct. 19, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top official locked horns Tuesday with Poland's prime minister, arguing that a recent ruling from the country's constitutional court challenging the supremacy of EU laws is a threat to the bloc's foundations and won't be left unanswered. ...