Tagged: arkansas supreme court

Questions Remain About Arkansas Immunity Ruling (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/26/2018 6:49 am

A judge's decision to toss out a lawsuit challenging the ban of a controversial herbicide is putting even more of a spotlight on an Arkansas Supreme Court decision that's created confusion about whether the state can ever be sued.

Could Marijuana Amendment Be Repealed? (Randall Bynum Commentary)

by Randall Bynum 2/12/2018 12:00 am

With a conservative legislature and a Supreme Court leaning toward literal interpretation, it is not inconceivable that the General Assembly could vote to repeal the Medical Marijuana Amendment and have its actions upheld by this Supreme Court.

Arkansas Lawmakers Raise Concerns About Immunity Ruling

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/31/2018 6:49 am

Arkansas lawmakers said Tuesday they're concerned about the impact of a recent court ruling that they can't scale back the state's immunity from lawsuits, and said they may need to put the issue before voters.

'The King Can Do No Wrong': Arkansas Supreme Court Removes Right to Sue State (Adrienne Griffis Commentary)

by Adrienne Griffis 1/29/2018 1:07 pm

An Arkansas Supreme Court decision this month has a serious impact on the rights of state employees.

Outside Groups May Factor in Arkansas Court Race (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/29/2018 6:55 am

Courtney Goodson and David Sterling are about to face off in what could be another costly and heated fight for a state high court seat that could overshadow other races on the ballot this year.

Proposal Would Allow Legislature to Waive Immunity for Lawsuits

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/24/2018 11:36 am

A group called "The Committee to Restore Arkansans' Rights" proposes a constitutional amendment that would give the Legislature the right to waive sovereign immunity in certain circumstances

Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson to Seek Re-Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/23/2018 6:51 am

Justice Courtney Goodson will run in the May election for her Supreme Court seat, and David Sterling, an attorney for the state Department of Human Services, plans to challenge her.

Arkansas Court: Lawmakers Can't Waive State's Suit Immunity

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/19/2018 7:28 am

The Arkansas Legislature can't loosen the state's immunity from lawsuits, the state's highest court found Thursday in a ruling that critics said would give officials "king-like" protection from court challenges on a number of fronts.

Ruling Voids Jury Waivers, Sounds Alarm

by Mark Friedman 12/18/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that contractual waivers of the right to a jury trial are not enforceable, triggering concerns from attorneys and business leaders because just about every commercial contract has a provision that contains that waiver.

Judge's Threat May Prompt Court, Legislative Fight (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/4/2017 7:02 am

An Arkansas judge's threat to block the state from issuing any birth certificates if lawyers don't quickly fix a law that was found discriminatory could open up a new fight with a state Supreme Court.

Arkansas Access to Justice Commission Pushes to Unbundle Legal Services

by Mark Friedman 10/23/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Access to Justice Commission hopes changing the rules on attorneys taking a small part of a client’s case, instead of the whole thing, will give Arkansans wider access to legal counsel.

Arkansas Supreme Court Wants New Order on Birth Certificate Law

by Associated Press 10/19/2017 12:37 pm

Members of Arkansas' Supreme Court say the state must change a law that kept same-sex couples from listing both of their names on birth certificates, but disagree on who should do it.

No Easy Path For Arkansas-backed Local Projects (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/9/2017 9:18 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court's ruling striking down a grant system used to fund local projects didn't necessarily kill outright lawmakers' efforts to divert surplus money to pet needs in their districts.

Arkansas Supreme Court: Local Grant System Unconstitutional

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/5/2017 11:24 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court says a system of grants lawmakers used to pay for local projects around the state violated a constitutional requirement that budget measures have a distinctly stated purpose.

Arkansas Supreme Court Hears Arguments over GIF Dollars

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/7/2017 2:39 pm

Arkansas Supreme Court justices weigh a lawsuit that claims the Legislature is violating the constitution by sending money to regional agencies to be distributed for local projects.

Commission Asks State Supreme Court to Suspend Judge

by Mark Friedman 7/14/2017 3:12 pm

The Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission on Friday asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to temporary suspend Saline County Circuit Judge Bobby McCallister.

Justice Foundation Gets New Directors

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Rep. Sarah Capp, Cliff McKinney and Kristin Pawlik have been appointed to the board of directors of the Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Conviction Stands in Killing of Arkansas Real Estate Agent

by Associated Press 6/8/2017 2:09 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld the capital murder and kidnapping convictions of a man sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 killing of a real estate agent.

Arkansas Panel Not Pursuing Probe Over Execution Drugs

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/8/2017 10:23 am

The Arkansas Medical Board isn't pursuing an investigation into how drugs used to execute four inmates in April was obtained.

Arkansas Supreme Court Seeks 11 Percent Pay Raise

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/16/2017 10:47 am

Arkansas' highest court is seeking an 11 percent pay raise for its justices, a move the chief justice says is needed to be in line with what other state supreme courts in the country are paid.