Stories tagged: "court"

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New Poll: Voters Support Jan. 6 Hearings, but Worry Trump Republicans Will Promote Violence

Sixty-five percent of voters support the House investigation into the deadly siege on the US Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

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Retired Republican State Legislator Gets Prison For Filing False Tax Return

The former legislator and justice of the peace agreed that the tax loss resulting from his conduct was over $200,000.

Former NC Chief Justice Cheri Beasley (center), now a U.S. Senate candidate, wound up on some shortlists as a potential justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo from Beasley campaign).
North Carolina Republicans Eye State Courts as Next Political Battlegrounds

Republicans and their allies have themselves spent millions of dollars on North Carolina Supreme Court races over the past decade.

FILE - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022, in Miami. The Florida Supreme Court told  DeSantis on Thursday, Feb. 9,  it will not answer his question on whether a Black congressman's district is unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)
Florida Republicans Eye State Courts as Next Political Battlegrounds

Earlier this month, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously rejected a request from Gov. DeSantis to dissolve a north Florida district drawn to give Black voters a chance to pick their own representatives.

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2020 file photo shown is a general view of the Pennsylvania Judicial Center, home to the Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania's highest court is breaking a partisan deadlock over a new map of congressional districts by selecting boundaries that broadly adhere to the current outlines of the state's districts. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Pennsylvania Republicans Eye State Courts as Next Political Battlegrounds

In Pennsylvania, Democrats have a three-justice majority and no justices are up for election this year. But the Republican state legislature has been trying to constrain the court's power since 2018.

Court Rejects Arizona Senate’s Attempt to Keep Audit Documents Private

The Arizona Senate was ordered to release the 1,000 documents it had been withholding from public records requests.

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‘Add to Your World’: ASU Student Starts Initiative to Help People Without Homes

Tierra Hopkins started leading workout sessions at area parks for free, with one ask of her participants—bring an item to donate to those without homes.