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Lawsuits Seek Removal of Arkansas Ten Commandments Display

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/23/2018 11:17 am

Opponents of a Ten Commandments display at the Arkansas state Capitol are suing to have the monument removed, arguing it's an unconstitutional endorsement of religion by government.

Judge Blocks Arkansas from Enforcing Anti-Begging Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/27/2017 11:47 am

A federal judge has blocked an Arkansas anti-loitering law that opponents say unfairly targets panhandlers, calling it "plainly unconstitutional" and saying that other laws address the safety concerns state officials cited as the need for the restrictions.

Federal Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn Arkansas Panhandling Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/7/2017 2:08 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union asks a federal judge to halt a new Arkansas anti-loitering law that it says unconstitutionally targets panhandlers.

Judge Hears Arguments in Challenge to Arkansas Abortion Laws

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/14/2017 6:57 am

Abortion rights supporters said Thursday four new Arkansas laws they're trying to block would create unnecessary delays for women seeking the procedure and could effectively require a partner's consent beforehand, while the state argued the groups are coming up with problems that don't exist in the new restrictions.

Arkansas Hot-Checks Lawsuit Dismissed by Judge

by Associated Press 6/9/2017 7:35 am

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Sherwood and a judge that alleges they're violating constitutional rights by effectively operating a debtor's prison with a court that's imposed fines and jail time on thousands of people whose checks bounce.

Arkansas Lawmakers OK Ban of Common Abortion Procedure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/26/2017 2:35 pm

Arkansas' governor on Thursday approved a ban on a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure - restrictions that are expected to face a legal challenge.

Mark Martin: Arkansas Panel Can't Reject Ten Commandments Display

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/13/2016 4:15 pm

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin said Tuesday a state panel doesn't have the authority to reject placing a Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol, while three other proposed displays would still need legislative approval.

Group Sets Plans for Ten Commandments Near Arkansas Capitol

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/8/2016 4:28 pm

A granite monument of the Ten Commandments planned near Arkansas' Capitol will weigh 6,000 pounds and stand more than 6 feet tall, the group lined up to install the display said in an application filed Monday.

Religious Objection Opt-Out for Arkansas Counselors Advances

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/15/2016 7:00 am

A rule allowing counselors in Arkansas to refer patients to another provider over religious objections to treating them won initial approval Tuesday, sparking criticism.

Judge Reinstates Arkansas' Planned Parenthood Contract

by Associated Press 9/18/2015 6:46 pm

A federal judge on Friday ordered Arkansas to temporarily reinstate its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood after the state blocked funding over concerns about secretly recorded videos released by an anti-abortion group.

Judge Hears Case Over Arkansas Defunding Planned Parenthood

by Associated Press 9/18/2015 7:34 am

Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge Thursday to reinstate its Medicaid contract with Arkansas, arguing the state relied on "political disfavor" and not the law when it blocked funding over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

Arkansas Seeks Rehearing in 12-Week Abortion Ban Case

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 6:56 am

The Arkansas Attorney General's Office requested a rehearing Wednesday before the U.S. appeals court that agreed last month with a lower court that a state law unconstitutionally burdens women by banning abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat.

ACLU Monitoring Ten Commandments Monument Law

by Mark Friedman 6/8/2015 12:00 am

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas is monitoring the progress of a new law that allows the state of Arkansas to place a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Capitol in Little Rock.

Religion Bill Previews Rifts Governor Faces (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/6/2015 6:56 am

The drama surrounding HB1228 offers a preview of possible rifts to come with Democrats and even fellow Republicans in future years.

Supreme Court Justices Signal Skepticism on Voter ID (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/5/2014 1:54 pm

If their questions during oral arguments last week are any indication, some Arkansas Supreme Court justices are skeptical about the idea that the state's voter ID law amounts to merely a verification of registration and not a new requirement for casting a ballot.

Arkansas Supreme Court Justices Weigh Voter ID Requirement

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/2/2014 1:49 pm

Arkansas Supreme Court justices on Thursday questioned whether the state's constitution allows for requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot as they heard arguments on whether the voter ID law should be upheld.

ACLU Asks Court to Uphold Arkansas Voter ID Ruling

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 8/11/2014 3:49 pm

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas asked the state's highest court on Monday to uphold a judge's ruling that found Arkansas' new voter identification law unconstitutional.

Judge Again Finds Arkansas' Voter ID Law Unconstitutional

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/2/2014 2:58 pm

An Arkansas judge on Friday again found the state's new voter ID law to be unconstitutional but said there wasn't enough time to prohibit officials from enforcing it during this month's primary election.

Court Grants Stay in Arkansas Voter ID Ruling

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/30/2014 1:24 pm

Arkansas' highest court on Tuesday temporarily stayed a judge's ruling striking down the state's new voter ID law, saying it wants arguments by the end of the week on whether the restriction should remain in place.

ACLU Cites 2 Cases for Striking Voter ID Law

by Associated Press 4/30/2014 1:23 pm

A civil liberties group challenging Arkansas' voter ID law says recent rulings in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania help their case that the new restriction shouldn't be enforced in the upcoming primary.