Tagged: arkansas supreme court

Update: Arkansas Court Clears Way For Medical Pot Program's Launch

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/21/2018 10:12 am

Justices on Thursday reversed and dismissed a judge's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first licenses for businesses to grow the drug.

The Bait and Switch of Issue 1 (Suzanne G. Clark Commentary)

by Suzanne G. Clark 6/11/2018 12:00 am

The power, and danger, of Issue 1 is in the third provision which shifts the courts’ rule-making authority from the Arkansas Supreme Court to the Arkansas General Assembly.

The Pros and Cons of Arkansas Tort Reform

by Mark Friedman 6/11/2018 12:00 am

With less than five months before the November vote on capping attorney’s fees and damages, groups for and against tort reform in Arkansas are making their case with money.

Mayflower RV Case Awards Defy Precedent, Appeal Says

by Gwen Moritz 6/11/2018 12:00 am

A $1 million judgment awarded to the widow of a man who died cleaning up debris following the 2014 Mayflower tornado could be the subject of an Arkansas Supreme Court review of decades of legal precedent.

Political Opponents Seeking Fairness in Initiative Process

by Marty Cook 6/11/2018 12:00 am

David Couch is a self-proclaimed liberal lawyer and Jerry Cox is the head of the conservative Family Council in Little Rock. They rarely agree on anything, but they do agree on citizen-led ballot proposals.

Arkansas Supreme Court Considers Medical Marijuana License Case

by Associated Press 6/7/2018 10:04 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court is hearing arguments over a judge's decision to prevent the state from issuing its first licenses for companies to grow medical marijuana.

After Court's Order, Leslie Rutledge Approves Wording for Ballot Measures

by Associated Press 5/24/2018 6:43 am

Arkansas' attorney general has approved the wording for ballot measures that would raise the minimum wage, legalize casinos and change the redistricting process. That's after the state Supreme Court ordered her to certify the wage-hike proposal.

Howard Brill Questions Legal Ethics of GoFundMe

by Mark Friedman 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Howard Brill, the renowned University of Arkansas School of Law professor, told a group of attorneys last week that he was troubled by a case involving a Little Rock lawyer who started a GoFundMe campaign to fund a lawsuit.

Stay Suspicious (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/14/2018 12:00 am

So-called dark money has again made its presence known in the race for Arkansas Supreme Court, and it’s just as noxious as it was two years ago.

Arkansas Supreme Court to Hear Medical Marijuana Case

by Associated Press 5/7/2018 2:30 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court says it'll hear oral arguments over a judge's decision to prevent the state from licensing companies to grow medical marijuana.

Courtney Goodson Again Fending Off Outside Spending

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/6/2018 2:02 pm

A conservative interest group that spent heavily two years ago to keep a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court from becoming chief justice has her in its sights again, though it's unclear why it has singled out her instead of the two men running for her seat, since all three have hinted at or touted conservative views.

Arkansas Supreme Court: State Can Enforce Voter ID Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/3/2018 7:29 am

Arkansas' highest court on Wednesday said the state can enforce a voter ID law in the May 22 primary election despite a judge declaring the measure unconstitutional.

State Supreme Court Halts 2 Rulings Against State's Dicamba Ban

by Associated Press 4/26/2018 6:28 am

Arkansas' highest court has halted orders by two judges exempting some farmers from the state's ban of an herbicide that took effect last week.

Court: Arkansas Immune From Whistle-Blower Lawsuits

by Associated Press 4/13/2018 11:31 am

Arkansas' highest court has ruled that the state cannot be sued under a law intended to protect whistle-blowers, ruling the state's constitution makes agencies immune from such lawsuits.

Ruling: Judge's Suit Against Arkansas Justices Can Proceed

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/13/2018 11:28 am

Most of an Arkansas judge's lawsuit against members of the state Supreme Court challenging his disqualification from execution-related cases after his participation in an anti-death penalty demonstration can move forward, a federal court ruled Thursday.

State Supreme Court: Some Execution Drug Info Can Be Secret

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/29/2018 2:09 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state prison system must continue to identify the manufacturers of its execution drugs but can conceal information that could be used to identify those who obtain the drugs for the state.

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.