Tagged: courtney goodson

Arkansas Justices Challenge Ethics Charges Over Wendell Griffen's Case

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/18/2018 6:44 am

Five Arkansas Supreme Court justices on Wednesday challenged efforts to sanction them over the court's decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from hearing any execution-related cases.

Kavanaugh Fight Mirrors Races for State Supreme Courts, Including in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/2/2018 10:49 am

The bitterly partisan fight over President Donald Trump's pick for the nation's highest court, and the questions it has raised about the judiciary's independence, mirror what voters are seeing in state supreme court races around the country.

Arkansas Justices Face Ethics Charges Over Wendell Griffen Case

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/21/2018 6:43 am

A disciplinary panel filed ethics charges Thursday against six Arkansas Supreme Court justices over their decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from handling any execution-related cases.

Comcast Dropping Appeal Over Blocked Ad Against Courtney Goodson

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/3/2018 7:09 am

A cable provider in Arkansas said Thursday it will no longer appeal a ruling that prevented it from airing a conservative group's attack ad against a state Supreme Court justice seeking re-election.

Bitter, Expensive Fight for Arkansas Court Seat to Drag On

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/23/2018 7:00 am

A bitter and expensive fight for an Arkansas Supreme Court seat that drew more than $1 million in outside spending and a flurry of attack ads will drag on for another six months.

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.