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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.

Snapshot: A Guide to John Rogers' Legal Problems

by George Waldon 7/6/2015 12:00 am

After federal agents came calling at his business and home on Jan. 28, 2014, John Rogers lost control of his chaotic financial world. The known claims against the photo archivist and sports memorabilia dealer total more than $45 million, not counting $49 million in requested punitive damages.

Judge: Arkansas Must Recognize Last Year's Same-Sex Marriages

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/9/2015 4:14 pm

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen has ordered Arkansas officials to recognize over 500 same-sex marriages performed in the state last year, a move that will let the couples enjoy benefits such as filing taxes jointly. Republican Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, who has vowed to defend the state's gay marriage ban, did not say whether she would seek a stay of the ruling.

Judge Wendell Griffen to Rule Soon on Gay Marriages from Last Year

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/9/2015 6:58 am

A judge said Monday he'll decide in the next two days whether Arkansas should recognize more than 500 same-sex marriages that were performed in the state last year.

Concerns Voiced About Red Alert Proposal in John Rogers Case

by George Waldon 5/18/2015 12:00 am

The $28 million cash offer to acquire the photo archives and sports memorabilia assets once owned by John Rogers has drawn objections and cautionary filings.

New Offer Ready, But Will Money Materialize for John Rogers Collection?

by George Waldon 5/4/2015 12:00 am

John Rogers has been working closely with a would-be buyer of his former sports memorabilia and photo archive, according to a sworn deposition given by one of his many creditors. The proposal, $28 million in cash plus stock, is awaiting court review. It isn’t the first problematic business deal visited on Arkansas by Tim Holly and his Red Alert Media Matrix Inc.

Humor Warms Bench in John Rogers Court Case

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

An April 14 hearing that featured a revolving door of attorneys at the podium started with a line lifted from a baseball comedy sketch that debuted more than 75 years ago.

John Rogers Auction Could Jolt Memorabilia Community

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2015 12:00 am

A proposed auction is taking shape to liquidate assets once owned by John Rogers.

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.

Sherwood North Hills Shopping Center Needs New Tenant

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 12:00 am

The first new construction in the North Hills Shopping Center at JFK and North Hills boulevards in Sherwood in decades is ready to lease.

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.

The Fantastic Politics of 'The West Wing,' 15 Years Later (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 9/24/2014 2:11 pm

Popular culture influences our understanding of politics and it shapes the way we view our present circumstances. This week, as new shows premiere on networks and cable, we also mark the 15th anniversary of the indelible political drama "The West Wing."

Arkansas Asks Court to Uphold Gay Marriage Ban

by Andrew DeMillo 9/15/2014 3:07 pm

A county judge was wrong to find that Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage violated the state and federal constitutions, the attorney general's office argued Monday as it asked the state's highest court to uphold the prohibition.

Arkansas Court Denies Recusal Bid in Marriage Case

by Associated Press 9/4/2014 10:28 am

Arkansas' highest court has denied a request by same-sex couples challenging the state's gay marriage ban that any justices planning to seek re-election recuse themselves from the case.

Gay Couples Ask Justices to Recuse in Marriage Case

by Associated Press 8/4/2014 4:19 pm

Same-sex couples challenging Arkansas' gay marriage ban are asking any state Supreme Court justices who plan on seeking re-election to recuse from the case, arguing a legislative resolution supporting the prohibition could sway their opinion.

Legislators Tell State Supreme Court: Uphold Ban on Gay Marriages

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 6/20/2014 11:25 am

A resolution asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold a voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages, which a circuit judge recently overturned, won support from state lawmakers Friday.

Is Our Judicial System Broken? (Brian Ratcliff Commentary)

by Brian H. Ratcliff 6/9/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas must work to preserve its judicial independence or glove up for the constant battle of the branches that will divide our state as we have never seen before.

On Marriage (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 5/22/2014 10:28 am

Two weeks ago Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza declared Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, sparking a statewide debate about the future of marriage and its legal, political, religious and social implications.

Curtis Coleman: Allow Lawmakers to Override Court

by Associated Press 5/19/2014 3:08 pm

A candidate running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Arkansas says the Legislature should have veto power over state courts after a judge struck down a same-sex marriage ban.

Arkansas High Court Suspends Gay Marriage Ruling

by Associated Press 5/16/2014 4:44 pm

Arkansas' highest court has suspended a judge's ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban, halting the distribution of licenses that have been issued to hundreds of gay couples.

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