Tagged: david sterling

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.

Lawyer: 'Fraud' Put Minimum Wage Issue on Arkansas' Ballot

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/14/2014 7:32 am

The lawyer for a businessman who opposes an effort to raise Arkansas' minimum wage said Monday that placing the issue before voters would be an endorsement of fraud.

Stephens Attorney: 'Sloppy Process' Put Wage Hike on the Ballot

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/2/2014 4:14 pm

A lawyer for a Little Rock businessman who hopes to strike a minimum wage increase from next month's ballot told a special master for the state Supreme Court on Thursday that a "sloppy process" doomed the idea from the start.

Jackson Stephens Jr. Files Lawsuit Over Arkansas Minimum Wage Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/23/2014 9:13 am

A lawsuit filed before the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday is seeking to block from the November ballot a proposal to gradually raise the state's minimum wage.

Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford On Last Night's Runoffs

by Robert Coon, Blake Rutherford and Lance Turner 6/11/2014 8:28 am

Arkansas Business political columnists Robert Coon and Blake Rutherford have once again joined Online Editor Lance Turner for primary election results analysis. Today, we're digesting last night's runoffs.

Leslie Rutledge Wins GOP Runoff for Arkansas Attorney General

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/11/2014 7:19 am

Former Republican National Committee lawyer Leslie Rutledge won the GOP nomination for Arkansas attorney general on Tuesday in a divisive primary runoff featuring attacks from an outside group that tried to portray her as allied with national Democratic figures.

Runoff Testing Outside Groups' Clout (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/8/2014 10:55 am

Outside groups have long been playing a major role in Arkansas' top campaigns, spending millions of dollars on nationally watched races for the U.S. Senate and governor. Tuesday's primary runoff will test just how much clout they have in matchups farther down the ballot.

Bitter End to GOP Runoff for Attorney General

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/6/2014 1:03 pm

Little Rock lawyers Leslie Rutledge and David Sterling are locked in an increasingly acrimonious fight over each other's experience and conservative bona fides as they approach Tuesday's primary runoff election.

Chasing History In The Race For Attorney General (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 5/28/2014 10:04 am

The 2014 race for Arkansas Attorney General could make history – but just how much is yet to be determined.