95 ABA Journal State Government articles.
Several states stop jury trials
A surge in COVID-19 cases has led several states to suspend jury trials. They include New York, Maryland, Texas, New Mexico and Wyoming. (The Nov 16, 2020 4:38 PM CST
Tarra Simmons, an attorney who in 2017 faced bar admissions challenges due to a felony record, was elected on Tuesday to the Washington state legislature.
Nov 5, 2020 10:40 AM CST
In an April order that is just now gaining exposure, a judge in Mobile, Alabama, referred to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey as "Gov. MeMaw."
Oct 27, 2020 2:47 PM CDT
The Oregon Supreme Court has rejected claims that the public trust doctrine imposes broad duties on the state to protect the environment from greenhouse gas emissions.
Oct 23, 2020 10:39 AM CDT
7 aides to Texas attorney general seek probe for potential crimes
Seven aides to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton have asked law enforcement to investigate whether Paxton violated bans on…
Oct 5, 2020 4:21 PM CDT
Michigan’s attorney general will no longer criminally prosecute those who violate COVID-19 executive orders after the state supreme court ruled Friday that Gov. Gretchen Whitmer exceeded her authority by issuing them.
Oct 5, 2020 9:31 AM CDT
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is condemning “in the strongest possible terms” a GOP statement accusing a Democratic judge of colluding with the Ohio Democratic Party in a ballot drop box decision.
Sep 18, 2020 9:36 AM CDT
U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan of the Southern District of New York is so incensed by government conduct in the prosecution of an Iranian businessman that she has ordered every federal prosecutor in Manhattan to read her decision criticizing the prosecution failures.
Sep 17, 2020 2:53 PM CDT
South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg told authorities that he thought he hit a deer after striking and killing a pedestrian Saturday night, according to the state highway patrol.
Sep 14, 2020 3:25 PM CDT
An assistant attorney general in Texas lost his job last week after reports surfaced that he referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as “terrorists” and promoted the QAnon conspiracy theory on Twitter.
Sep 8, 2020 10:28 AM CDT
After six murder trials that ended with overturned convictions or mistrials, prosecutors in Mississippi announced Friday that they were dropping the case against Curtis Flowers.
Sep 8, 2020 9:46 AM CDT
California files 100th suit against Trump administration
California and 21 other states have filed a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration rule that curtails the scope of environmental reviews conducted to…
Aug 31, 2020 4:45 PM CDT
Alaska attorney general resigns after text messages disclosed
Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson has resigned after a news investigation found that he sent more than 550 text messages in March…
Aug 26, 2020 4:36 PM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere with a consent decree that allowed Rhode Island voters to use mail-in ballots without having to get two witnesses or a notary to verify their signature.
Aug 13, 2020 3:37 PM CDT
Weddings in New York may have more than 50 guests, despite the state’s limit on all gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, a federal judge said Friday.
Aug 11, 2020 10:57 AM CDT
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