Judicial elections

April 21, 2017 - 11:53 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed two Republican bills — one that tries again to shift authority away from Cooper to administer elections and a second that would prevent him from filling upcoming appeals court vacancies. The vetoes were received Friday by...
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Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court Tuesday, April 18, 2017, for a hearing in which lawyers argued to stop his execution which is scheduled for Thursday. Unless a court steps in, Lee and Stacey Johnson are set for execution Thursday night. Lee was sentenced to death after being convicted of killing Debra Reese with a tire iron in February 1993 in Jacksonville. (Benjamin Krain/The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 2:01 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first execution in nearly 12 years wasn't thwarted by the type of liberal activist judge Republicans regularly bemoan here, but instead by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of expensive campaigns by conservative groups to reshape...
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April 08, 2017 - 4:27 am
SEATTLE MAYOR-SEX ABUSE LAWSUIT-THE LATEST The Latest: Attorney: Mayor not being truthful about claims SEATTLE (AP) — An attorney for a man who claimed Seattle Mayor Ed Murray sexually abused him decades ago — allegations Murray has forcefully denied — says Murray isn't being truthful. A lawsuit...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks to reporters before the vote to confirm President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, April 7, 2017. Gorsuch is headed for confirmation on Friday after Republicans tore up the Senate's voting rules to allow him to ascend to the high court over furious Democratic objections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
April 07, 2017 - 1:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to become the newest associate justice on the Supreme Court Friday, elevating Donald Trump's nominee following a corrosive partisan confrontation that could have lasting impacts for the Senate and the court. Vice President Mike Pence was presiding...
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April 04, 2017 - 5:41 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — House Republicans would prefer changing a law struck down by a three-judge panel last month related to overseeing North Carolina elections instead of an extended court fight with new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. A new measure approved Tuesday by the House Elections Committee...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017 file photo, Mike Flynn arrives for a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Flynn’s attorney says the former national security adviser is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees on receiving immunity from “unfair prosecution” in exchange for questioning. Flynn attorney Robert Kelner says no “reasonable person” with legal counsel would answer questions without assurances. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 01, 2017 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn has disclosed that he earned more than $1.3 million for work for technology firms, political groups and government contractors as well as for speeches to Russian companies and lobbying for a firm owned by a...
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April 01, 2017 - 5:37 am
TRUMP-RUSSIA-EAGER TO TESTIFY Hands raised, Trump aides rush to try to testify on Russia WASHINGTON (AP) — Crisis management experts say it's wise for President Donald Trump's associates caught up in the debate about Trump and Russia to show they have nothing to hide. Those associates are...
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March 22, 2017 - 1:52 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican legislative leaders are deciding whether they've got the votes to cancel Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's first veto of a GOP bill making local trial court elections officially partisan again. The House placed the vetoed measure on its floor debate calendar Wednesday,...
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March 18, 2017 - 2:57 am
TILLERSON-ASIA North Korea, South China Sea on Tillerson agenda in Beijing BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in Beijing for his first face-to-face talks with Chinese leaders expected to focus on North Korea's nuclear program, trade and South China Sea territorial...
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March 18, 2017 - 2:09 am
TILLERSON-ASIA NEW: North Korea, South China Sea on Tillerson agenda in Beijing BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has arrived in Beijing for his first face-to-face talks with Chinese leaders expected to focus on North Korea's nuclear program, trade and South China Sea territorial...
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