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Former State Supreme Court Justice Paul Danielson Joins Family Law Firm (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Paul Danielson has recently joined the team at the Danielson Law Firm after retiring from the Arkansas Supreme Court Dec. 31. T

Asa Hutchinson Signs Bill Reinstating Voter ID Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/24/2017 4:07 pm

Arkansas' governor signed a measure Friday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, reinstating a voter ID law that was struck down by the state's highest court more than two years ago.

Supreme Court Strikes Fayetteville's LGBT Protections

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/23/2017 9:41 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court strikes down Fayetteville's anti-discrimination ordinance, but it stopped short of saying whether a state law aimed at prohibiting such local LGBT protections is constitutional.

Key Legal Test Approaches for Arkansas LGBT Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/1/2017 12:56 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday on whether the city or the state should prevail in a disagreement over banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Re-examining New Avenues to the Arkansas Supreme Court

by Mark Friedman 1/16/2017 12:00 am

The Arkansas Bar Association said last week that it isn’t looking at another proposed state constitutional amendment creating a system in which state Supreme Court justices would be appointed rather than elected.

Arkansas Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Over LGBT Protections

by Associated Press 1/5/2017 6:48 am

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will hold oral arguments Feb. 2 in the state's appeal of a Washington County judge's decision upholding Fayetteville's anti-discrimination ordinance.

Arkansas Supreme Court Opposes Appointing Judges, Justices

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/16/2016 1:39 pm

Arkansas' highest court says it opposes any effort to end popular election of justices and judges in the state, setting up a possible fight with lawmakers who have floated the change.

Former Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Donald Corbin Dies

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/13/2016 12:50 pm

Donald Corbin, a state Supreme Court justice who wrote rulings striking down a ban on gay foster parents and a law requiring voters to show photo ID before casting a ballot, has died.

Arkansas Supreme Court Throws Out Ruling on Birth Certificate Law

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 12/8/2016 10:51 am

Arkansas' highest court tosses a ruling that could have allowed married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children's birth certificates without court order.

Justice Rhonda Wood Won't Recuse From Nursing Home Case

by Associated Press 11/10/2016 12:11 pm

An Arkansas Supreme Court justice says she won't recuse from hearing an appeal related to a wrongful-death lawsuit against a nursing home owner who donated thousands of dollars to her campaign two years ago.

Cherokee Nation Donated $6M to Arkansas Casino Campaign

by Associated Press 10/18/2016 6:37 pm

Campaign finance reports show the Cherokee Nation gave $6 million to the group behind a casino legalization proposal that was disqualified from the November ballot, while a dog track and horse track gave more than $1.4 million to the campaign opposing it.

Court: Arkansas Voters Can Decide Medical Marijuana Plan

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 9:51 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court says voters can consider a medical marijuana proposal on the November ballot.

Arkansas Justices Say Voters Won't Consider Liability Limits

by Associated Press 10/13/2016 9:38 am

Arkansas' Supreme Court says voters cannot consider whether to impose award limits in medical liability cases because the language to be placed on the ballot doesn't fully describe what the proposal would do.

Sympathy For the Devil (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/10/2016 12:00 am

It’s possible to sympathize with the backers of Issue 5 who are waiting to learn whether their work will be thrown off the Nov. 8 ballot because they failed to thread the needle of the state’s ever more difficult requirements for getting voter-initiated issues on the ballot

Family Council Opposing Arkansas Medical Lawsuits Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/6/2016 4:51 pm

The Family Council Action Committee says it's opposing a ballot measure placing limits on medical lawsuit damages in Arkansas, signaling a possible split among conservatives on the proposal.

2nd Challenge Filed to Arkansas Medical Marijuana Proposal

by Associated Press 9/2/2016 4:21 pm

A second challenge has been filed with the Arkansas Supreme Court against an effort to legalize medical marijuana, with a complaint that questions the validity of the signatures that were submitted for the ballot measure.

2nd Challenge Filed to Arkansas Lawsuit Limits Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/1/2016 1:38 pm

Opponents have asked Arkansas' highest court to block votes for an initiative to limit damages awarded in medical lawsuits, the second challenge filed against the proposed ballot measure.

Arkansas Court Denies Request for New Execution Law Hearing

by Associated Press 7/21/2016 10:05 am

Arkansas' highest court has denied a request to reconsider its June ruling upholding the state's execution secrecy law, but justices issued a stay that prevents the state from setting new execution dates as some inmates appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Arkansas Says It Has All Drugs Needed for Executions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/13/2016 6:48 am

Arkansas said Tuesday that it has a new supply of a drug used for lethal injections that had expired last month, potentially clearing the way for the state to resume executions after a decade-long hiatus.

Arkansas Execution Drug Expiring, Governor Says Find More

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 7/1/2016 7:33 am

Arkansas' stockpile of a paralytic drug needed for the executions of eight death row inmates will expire at midnight Thursday, leaving the state without a means to resume executions for the first time in a decade.

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