Judicial elections

January 16, 2018 - 9:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place the suspension of a Florida judge for using a 20-year-old newspaper endorsement on a flier during her campaign in 2014. The justices offered no comment Tuesday in rejecting an appeal from Judge Kim Shepard. She was suspended without pay for 90...
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Pro-democracy activists, from left, Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow, shout slogans in front of the Court of Final Appeal Hong Kong, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. Three young Hong Kong activists are making a last-ditch attempt to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014's massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
January 15, 2018 - 11:14 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — Three young Hong Kong activists, including Joshua Wong, made a last-ditch attempt Tuesday to overturn prison sentences for their roles in sparking 2014's massive pro-democracy protests in the semiautonomous Chinese city. Lawyers for Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow were presenting...
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January 12, 2018 - 3:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory. The justices said they will review a lower-court ruling that found problems with two congressional districts and...
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January 11, 2018 - 4:51 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina House and Senate members on a new committee have plowed familiar ground about judicial redistricting and whether to get rid of the current head-to-head elections of judges in place for 150 years. The committee's first meeting Thursday accentuated differences...
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President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with lawmakers on immigration policy in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Washington. Trump is lashing out at Sen. Dianne Feinstein for releasing the transcript of an interview with the co-founder of a political opposition firm that commissioned a dossier of allegations about Trump's presidential campaign and Russia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 11, 2018 - 12:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that it "seems unlikely" that he'd give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Trump said "we'll see what happens" when asked if he'd provide an interview to...
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Former Maricopa County Sheriff and U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio speaks at his office, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Fountain Hills, Ariz. Arpaio, who was spared a possible jail sentence when President Donald Trump pardoned him for disobeying a judge, announced Tuesday, Jan. 9, that he would run for the Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Flake. (AP Photo/Matt York)
January 11, 2018 - 12:11 am
PHOENIX (AP) — People have been comparing the political styles of President Donald Trump and former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio since the allies starting appearing together at campaign events. The 85-year-old Arpaio noted those similarities Wednesday, a day after he announced his candidacy for the...
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January 10, 2018 - 8:49 pm
Pennsylvania can keep its congressional map, a judicial panel in Philadelphia ruled Wednesday, rejecting an argument from a group of Democratic voters who contended it should be thrown out because the state lawmakers who created the map in 2011 gerrymandered it to help Republicans. The court cast...
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January 10, 2018 - 7:54 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature returned to work Wednesday, passing a few simple bills but finishing with Republicans unable to agree on more immediate action for water quality challenges intensified since disclosure of the discharge of a little-studied chemical into a river...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 10, 2018 - 6:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that it "seems unlikely" that he'd give an interview in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Trump said "we'll see what happens" when asked if he'd provide an...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2016, file photo, Republican state Sens. Dan Soucek, left, and Brent Jackson, right, review historical maps during The Senate Redistricting Committee for the 2016 Extra Session in the Legislative Office Building at the N.C. General Assembly, in Raleigh, N.C. Federal judges ruled Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, that North Carolina's congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone. (Corey Lowenstein/The News & Observer via AP, File)
January 10, 2018 - 6:06 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal court's decision to strike down North Carolina's congressional map has cast uncertainty over the state's 2018 U.S. House races and thrust the state into a national debate over reducing the role of partisanship in drawing electoral districts. The state's Republican...
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