Tagged: arkansas supreme court

Arkansas Supreme Court Race Pits Judge vs Little Rock Lawyer

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/7/2016 11:07 am

The race for an open seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court pits a state judge and ex-lawmaker who once advocated banning gays and lesbians from fostering and adopting children against a Little Rock lawyer who touts his lack of political experience as an asset.

Merit Selection of Arkansas Justices Gets New Look (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/31/2016 12:17 pm

The March judicial elections featuring two contested Supreme Court races won't just be a referendum on the direction voters want for the court. It could also offer a signal on whether voters even want a say in picking members of the state's highest court.

Arkansas Supreme Court Ruling Unleashes Flurry of Lawsuits

by Mark Friedman 12/14/2015 12:00 am

Just months after the U.S. Supreme Court shut down a class-action strategy that had been wildly lucrative for Keil & Goodson of Texarkana, a ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court opened up a new business opportunity.

Order for Arkansas to Release Execution Drugs Source on Hold

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 12/4/2015 10:52 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court granted the state's request to temporarily put on hold a mandate to turn over information about the source of its execution drugs, with the decision released about an hour before Friday's noon deadline for the disclosure.

Corbin: Arkansas Court Voted to Strike Marriage Ban

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/11/2015 6:46 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court voted to find the state's gay marriage ban was unconstitutional but never issued its ruling months before same-sex marriage was legalized nationwide, a former state justice said in a recently published interview.

Goodson Announces Bid for Arkansas Chief Justice

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/2/2015 10:21 am

Justice Courtney Goodson has launched her bid to lead the Arkansas Supreme Court, vowing to represent "common sense, conservative" values in the post.

Hutchinson Names Law Professor as New Chief Justice

by Mark Carter 8/25/2015 11:33 am

Long-time University of Arkansas law professor Howard Brill will serve out the term of retiring Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday.

Arkansas Supreme Court Punts on Gay Marriage (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/6/2015 7:07 am

By punting a same-sex marriage case that sat before it for more than seven months, members of the Arkansas Supreme Court left unresolved a serious question about how sacrosanct a voter-approved constitutional amendment really is.

Arkansas Supreme Court Upholds Class Action Status in VA Pay Lawsuit

by Associated Press 6/18/2015 10:29 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld a judge's decision to grant class-action status in a lawsuit that claims the state Department of Veterans Affairs failed to pay some nurses overtime at facilities in Little Rock and Fayetteville.

Arkansas Supreme Court Rules for Juvenile Resentencing

by Associated Press 6/18/2015 9:56 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for an inmate serving mandatory life in prison without parole for crimes he committed as a juvenile.

Choosing Arkansas Judges: Elections or Selections?

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

Two high-profile cases have brought renewed attention to the question of whether Arkansas' system of electing state Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges needs fixing.

Arkansas Supreme Court: State Wrong to Collect Tax on Sand

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/4/2015 9:45 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state was wrong to collect more than $1.3 million in taxes on sand used in natural gas drilling.

Arkansas Justices Reject New Arguments in Gay Marriage Case

by Allen Reed, The Associated Press 5/28/2015 1:39 pm

The marital status for many gay couples in Arkansas remained in limbo Thursday after the state's high court handed down orders that could delay a decision on same-sex marriage until after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Arkansas Supreme Court Says Current Justices Should Hear Marriage Case

by Associated Press 5/7/2015 9:36 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court says its current lineup of justices should decide whether to legalize gay marriage in the state.

Former Judge Mike Maggio Surrenders Law License

by Associated Press 4/16/2015 11:28 am

A former central Arkansas circuit court judge has voluntarily surrendered his license to avoid a disciplinary hearing.

Letters Showcase Split on Arkansas Supreme Court (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/13/2015 6:47 am

Divisions on the Supreme Court are nothing new. But justices publicly taking one another to task over the handling of a case is a major shift.

Update: Asa Hutchinson to Move Quickly on Supreme Court Appointments for Marriage Case

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/9/2015 11:44 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he plans to move quickly to appoint three special justices to hear a case before the state Supreme Court related to a challenge over the ban on same-sex marriage.

Arkansas High Court Creates Separate Gay Marriage Case

by Associated Press 4/2/2015 10:51 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court has decided a separate case is needed before they can determine the legality of same-sex marriage - a move that will likely push the consideration until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the same topic.

State House OKs Bill to Help Restart Executions

by Allen Reed, The Associated Press 3/27/2015 7:44 am

Arkansas House members endorsed a bill Thursday allowing different drugs to be used in lethal injections, in a measure aimed at helping restart executions in the state that an attorney for some death row inmates warned would lead to more litigation.

Arkansas Supreme Court Upholds State's Lethal Injection Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/19/2015 10:32 am

Arkansas' highest court on Thursday upheld the state's lethal injection law as constitutional, removing a major roadblock to resuming executions that have been effectively on hold in the state for nearly a decade.