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Courtney Goodson Calls Election A Win Over Outside Spending

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/8/2018 6:41 am

An Arkansas Supreme Court justice who won re-election after conservative groups spent nearly $2.5 million trying to unseat her called the result a victory over outside groups trying to reshape state courts across the country.

Courtney Goodson Wins Re-Election Despite Outside Spending

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2018 11:12 pm

An Arkansas Supreme Court justice won re-election Tuesday night, surviving a flurry of attack ads and mailers from a Washington-based conservative group that spent more than $1.2 million in the weeks leading up to the midterm trying to unseat her.

Heated Congressional, Court Races on Arkansas Midterm Ballot

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/5/2018 6:49 am

A push by Democrats to flip a Republican-held congressional seat that represents the Little Rock area and a state Supreme Court race that has drawn heavy spending by a conservative interest group have drawn the most attention in Arkansas' midterm election.

Courtney Goodson Says She Voted Against Raise Request

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/1/2018 6:45 am

An Arkansas Supreme Court justice suing to block a Washington-based group's attacks against her said Wednesday that she voted against requesting a pay raise for her and other members of the court, contrary to what the group claims in one of its mailers.

Group Asks Court to Reject Courtney Goodson's Ad Lawsuit

by Associated Press 10/30/2018 7:10 am

A Washington-based conservative group is asking a federal court to reject an Arkansas Supreme Court justice's attempt to halt its attack ads and mailers against her.

Courtney Goodson Sues Again to Stop Outside Attack Ads

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/26/2018 7:31 am

Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson sues to block a Washington-based conservative group's attack ads and mailers.

Group Spends $1.1M Against Courtney Goodson

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/25/2018 6:45 am

A Washington-based group says it's spent $1.1 million so far this fall on mailers and TV ads in the race to oust a Supreme Court justice in Arkansas, including a new spot similar to one by another group that a state judge temporarily blocked from airing earlier this year.

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.

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.

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.

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.

DHS Director Announces Agency Reorganization

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/7/2016 12:58 pm

The director of the state Department of Human Services on Tuesday announced a reorganization of the massive agency, creating a structure made of centralized offices with chiefs that report directly to her.