Kim Chandler, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 8:12pm
An Alabama inmate on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to stay his upcoming execution to consider whether a judge should have been able to give him a death sentence when the jury recommended life imprisonment.
Don Babwin, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 7:01pm
A Chicago-area judge who allowed a law clerk to don a judge's robe and preside over a few traffic cases suffered from memory loss at the time and has since been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, a state judicial board has concluded.
Bruce Smith and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 6:22pm
The jury in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist will continue deliberating next week, despite at one point Friday appearing deadlocked by a juror who told the judge he could not "with good conscience approve a guilty verdict."
Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 6:20pm
A federal judge in Louisiana was pulled off a criminal case following a series of mistakes in routine trial procedures and after she apparently delegated some of her judicial duties to a prosecutor, according to court documents reviewed by The Associated Press.
Michelle L. Price, Associated Press | Posted Dec 2nd - 5:44pm
As the dust clears from the 2016 election, Utah Republicans have already turned their attention to 2018 and whether longtime U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch will stick to his word that he won't run for re-election.