Resolution Signals New Rift with Court (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press  on Monday, May. 19, 2014 5:53 am  

But the focus on Piazza with the resolution and impeachment talk has some Republicans worried such moves would create an even deeper rift between the two branches. Outgoing House Speaker Davy Carter, a Republican, joined with Democrats in blocking the resolution last week.

"Whether or not our state's constitutional amendment runs afoul of the United States Constitution is a question for our highest court," Carter said in a statement released after the vote. "Judicial intimidation by the legislative branch is not appropriate in this instance or any other."

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Andrew DeMillo has covered Arkansas government and politics for The Associated Press since 2005. Follow him on Twitter at Twitter.com/ademillo.

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