Tagged: arkansas 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.

Conservatives Fault Arkansas Supreme Court for Halting Executions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/20/2017 6:19 am

Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first execution in nearly 12 years wasn't thwarted by the type of liberal activist judge Republicans regularly bemoan, but by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of expensive campaigns by conservative groups to reshape the judiciary.

Arkansas Execution Plan Again Thrown Into Doubt

by Kelly P. Kissel and Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 4/20/2017 6:11 am

While the latest court rulings could be overturned, Arkansas now faces an uphill battle to execute any inmates before the end of April, when one of its lethal injection drugs expires.

Arkansas Fights on Multiple Legal Fronts to Begin Executions

by Kelley P. Kissel, The Associated Press 4/17/2017 6:53 am

Lawyers for the state of Arkansas faced fights on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before a key sedative used in lethal injections expires at the end of the month.

Supreme Court Justices’ Data Offers a Peek Beyond Pay

by Mark Friedman 4/10/2017 12:00 am

The seven justices who sit on the Arkansas Supreme Court have a wide range of business investments, from property to tower rent for a radio station.

Shifting Labor Rules Keep Arkansas Attorneys Busy

by Mark Friedman 4/3/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas labor and employment attorneys are keeping an eye on challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtime rules as well as a bill that would amend the Minimum Wage Act in Arkansas.

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.