Tagged: arkansas supreme court

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.

Arkansas Justices Seek Higher Raises for Supreme Court

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/2/2015 2:01 pm

Two members of the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday urged a panel reviewing salaries for elected officials to give justices a bigger pay raise than initially recommended, saying the change is needed to ensure top candidates run for the state's highest court.

Arkansas Supreme Court Affirms Class-Action Status in Tobacco Lawsuit

by Associated Press 2/27/2015 7:54 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court says a lawsuit against tobacco giant Philip Morris USA can proceed under class-action status.

Couples ask Arkansas Court to Allow Gay Marriages to Resume

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 9:36 am

The couples challenging Arkansas' gay marriage ban are asking the state's highest court to lift its stay in the case and allow clerks to resume issuing same-sex marriage licenses.

Arkansas Supreme Court Asks Lawyers Which Justices Should Decide Gay Marriage Case

by Associated Press 2/5/2015 9:53 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court wants lawyers in a gay-marriage case to tell it which justices they believe should decide the issue.

Leslie Rutledge Asks for New Arguments in Gay Marriage Case

by Associated Press 1/23/2015 3:22 pm

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to hold new oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban.

Dustin McDaniel: Appeal Coming in Gay Marriage Case

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 12/23/2014 2:07 pm

Arkansas' attorney general says he will appeal a federal judge's ruling that voters were wrong to ban gay marriage during a referendum 10 years ago.

State Court Signals Ruling on Marriage (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/23/2014 12:03 pm

As he urged Arkansas' highest court to strike down the state's ban on gay marriage last week, attorney Jack Wagoner tried to illustrate just how much the national landscape had changed since he filed a lawsuit last year on behalf of 20 same-sex couples.

Arkansas Supreme Court: Minimum Wage Issue Stays on Ballot

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/28/2014 8:10 am

Arkansas' highest court ruled Monday that a proposal to gradually raise the state's minimum wage can remain on the November ballot.

Arkansas Gay Marriage to Hit 2 Courts on Same Day

by Associated Press 10/23/2014 11:24 am

Arkansas' highest court will hear oral arguments in a case challenging the state's gay marriage ban on the same day a federal judge takes up a separate case over the prohibition.

Arkansas Supreme Court Strikes Down Voter ID Law

by Associated Press 10/15/2014 4:47 pm

Arkansas' highest court on Wednesday struck down a state law that requires voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, ruling the requirement unconstitutional just days before early voting begins for the Nov. 4 election.

Arkansas Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Over Alcohol Sales

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/6/2014 10:03 am

A case heading to Arkansas' highest court this week could determine whether the state's voters can decide to expand alcohol sales throughout the state. It could also determine whether a proposal to raise the minimum wage also remains on the 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.

Court Sets Oral Arguments in Saline County Alcohol Case

by Associated Press 10/2/2014 10:03 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for Oct. 23 in a lawsuit that seeks to place a measure on the November ballot that would legalize alcohol sales in Saline County.

State Supreme Court Denies Alltel Motion for Arbitration

by Mark Friedman and Lee Hogan 9/18/2014 11:31 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court sided with a Saline County Circuit Court ruling and denied Alltel Corp. of Little Rock, which sold to Verizon Wireless in 2009, arbitration in a class-action case.