Tagged: courtney goodson

Stay Suspicious II (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 5/21/2018 12:00 am

Judge Doug Martin’s failure to recuse himself from Courtney Goodson's case at the start undercuts faith in the judicial system and is just as worrisome as the dark money seeking to influence the Supreme Court election.

More Ads Bashing Arkansas Justice Seeking Re-election Halted

by Associated Press 5/18/2018 3:32 pm

A second Arkansas judge has prevented TV stations from airing a conservative group's ad attacking a state Supreme Court justice who is running for re-election.

TV Stations Challenge Order Blocking Ads Against Courtney Goodson

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/17/2018 11:23 am

The owner of two Arkansas TV stations is challenging a judge's order blocking them from airing a conservative group's ad attacking a state Supreme Court justice seeking re-election.

In Northwest Arkansas, Judge Halts Ad Bashing Courtney Goodson

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/16/2018 6:55 am

A northwest Arkansas judge temporarily blocked some TV stations from running a conservative group's ad targeting a state Supreme Court justice seeking re-election.

Courtney Goodson Sues to Block Group's Ads

by Associated Press 5/14/2018 2:46 pm

An Arkansas Supreme Court justice files a lawsuit to block a conservative group's TV ads targeting her re-election bid.

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.

Voter ID Fight Testing Court as Much as New Law (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/6/2018 2:09 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to allow the state to enforce its voter ID law in this month's primary while justices consider whether the measure is unconstitutional sets up a test over Republican lawmakers' efforts to reinstate a law struck down four years ago. More importantly, it will show how much the state's highest court has changed since 2014.

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.

Group Again Focusing on Arkansas Supreme Court Race with Ads

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/2/2018 6:33 am

Washington-based conservative group is preparing to launch television ads criticizing an Arkansas Supreme Court justice seeking re-election, two years after the group spent more than $600,000 on TV spots targeting the justice during her unsuccessful bid to lead the state's highest court.

Appellate Judge Seeks Arkansas Supreme Court Seat

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/27/2018 2:18 pm

An Arkansas appellate judge said Tuesday he's running for state Supreme Court justice, creating a three-person race for a high court that has been the focus of expensive campaigns by outside conservative groups.

Outside Groups May Factor in Arkansas Court Race (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/29/2018 6:55 am

Courtney Goodson and David Sterling are about to face off in what could be another costly and heated fight for a state high court seat that could overshadow other races on the ballot this year.

Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson to Seek Re-Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/23/2018 6:51 am

Justice Courtney Goodson will run in the May election for her Supreme Court seat, and David Sterling, an attorney for the state Department of Human Services, plans to challenge her.

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.

A Very Bad Law (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/31/2016 12:00 am

On Thursday, after more than 140,000 Arkansans had already taken advantage of their right to vote early in the Nov. 8 general election, the Arkansas Supreme Court threw yet another voter-initiated issue off the ballot.

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.

The Company You Keep (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 8/15/2016 12:00 am

It’s time for John Goodson to resign as a UA trustee. We are known by the company we keep — and the people we empower.

John Goodson, Others Appeal Reprimands in Class-Action Case

by Mark Friedman 8/9/2016 9:35 am

Twelve plaintiffs' attorneys on Monday filed notice that they will appeal U.S. District Court Judge P.K. Holmes III's finding that they abused the court system in a controversial class-action case. The attorneys include five who were reprimanded by Holmes last week, including John Goodson, the husband of a state Supreme Court justice.

Update: No Action on Lawyer Sanctions; Holmes Rethinking Finding of 'Bad Faith'

by Gwen Moritz 6/24/2016 10:44 am

Judge P.K. Holmes III did not issue sanctions to 16 attorneys in a controversial class-action case, and said that briefs and affidavits submitted by the attorneys called into question his previous finding of bad faith.

Class-Action Attorneys Subject of New Class-Action Suit

by Gwen Moritz 6/21/2016 11:18 am

Robert Trammell, the Little Rock attorney who tried to slow down a controversial class-action settlement in Polk County Circuit Court last fall, has now filed a class-action suit against the lawyers who are set to be sanctioned for abusing the court system.

Class-Action Attorneys Ask Judge Not to Impose Sanctions

by Mark Friedman 6/16/2016 9:53 am

The plaintiffs' attorneys in a controversial class-action case have asked Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III to use his discretion and not sanction them next week for abusing the federal court system.