Tagged: dustin mcdaniel

Arkansas AG: Mark Martin's Office to Defend Voter ID

by Associated Press 9/24/2014 2:32 pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says the secretary of state's office will argue for upholding the state's voter ID law when the case goes before the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Arkansas Attorney General Released From Hospital

by Associated Press 9/16/2014 1:40 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has been released from a Little Rock hospital after he was admitted a day earlier for an adverse reaction to a new medication.

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.

Dustin McDaniel Hospitalized

by Associated Press 9/15/2014 3:01 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has been hospitalized after a reaction to a new blood-pressure medication he is taking.

Arkansas Holding Annual Prescription Drug Summit

by Associated Press 9/10/2014 8:35 am

More than 600 medical professionals, pharmacists, law enforcement officers and educators are gathering in Arkansas for the state's third annual summit on prescription drug abuse.

Arkansas Attorney General Sues Ex-Board Director

by Associated Press 9/5/2014 8:02 am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is suing the former executive director of the Arkansas Fire Protection Licensing Board, alleging she used a state charge card to make unauthorized purchases.

AG's Office: Mark Darr Has Repaid Arkansas Nearly $11K

by Associated Press 9/4/2014 2:55 pm

Former Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr has repaid the state nearly $11,000 he owes for improper reimbursements he received before stepping down earlier this year.

New Regulations a Pain in the Neck for Chiropractic 'Runners'

by Mark Friedman 8/18/2014 12:00 am

A combination of regulation and enforcement has begun to chip away at the lucrative business plan that has generated so many complaints that the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners had to add another full-time staff position.

Arkansas Attorney General to Take Part in UN Hearing on Racial Discrimination

by Associated Press 8/13/2014 9:52 am

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is to take part in a United Nations hearing in Geneva to review the United States' efforts to implement an international treaty to eliminate racial discrimination.

Arkansas Attorney General Asks to Help Defend Drilling Tax Break

by Associated Press 7/28/2014 10:32 am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel wants to defend in court a $5 million tax break the Legislature gave the natural gas industry after the state's top finance official said the exemption was unconstitutional.

Dustin McDaniel Reaches Settlement with National Police Defense Foundation

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/15/2014 4:25 pm

The New-Jersey-based National Police Defense Foundation has agreed to pay $120,000 in restitution to Arkansas donors and to permanently stop fundraising activities in the state. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced the settlement Tuesday.

Opponents Say 12-Week Abortion Ban Won't Stand

by Associated Press 7/10/2014 4:10 pm

Arkansas is trying to overturn 40 years of court precedent that abortion is legal until the point a fetus can live outside the womb, opponents of a state law that would ban the procedure 12 weeks into a pregnancy argued Thursday.

Attorney General Rejects Wording of Open Primary Proposal

by Associated Press 6/18/2014 5:17 pm

The Arkansas attorney general's office has rejected the wording of a proposed ballot item that would allow top vote getters in primary elections, regardless of party affiliation, to advance to the general election.

Language Certified for Proposal Allowing Statewide Alcohol Sales

by Associated Press 5/20/2014 7:56 am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has cleared the way for supporters to begin gathering signatures for a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize alcohol sales in every Arkansas county.

Attorney General Again Asks for Stay of Gay Marriage Ruling

by Associated Press 5/14/2014 10:12 am

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is again asking the state's highest court to suspend a ruling striking down a gay marriage ban, saying it's led to "pervasive" confusion among county clerks.

Gay Couples Marry in Little Rock; Attorney General Seeks Stay

by Christina Huynh, The Associated Press 5/12/2014 10:29 am

Dozens of gay couples, some of whom waited in line overnight, received licenses to marry from county clerks Monday, while lawyers for the state of Arkansas asked its highest court to suspend an order gutting a constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriage.

Legal, Political Gains for Gay Marriage (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/11/2014 3:30 pm

Nearly a decade after Arkansas voters overwhelmingly approved a same-sex marriage ban, gay rights supporters are enjoying a rare combination of legal and political gains in their fight to have the prohibition struck down.

Arkansas Plans to Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

by Christina Huynh, The Associated Press 5/11/2014 3:27 pm

The state's top lawyer will ask the Arkansas Supreme Court to review a lower court's decision to overturn a 2004 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

Arkansas Judge Strikes Down Gay Marriage Ban

by Associated Press 5/9/2014 5:05 pm

An Arkansas judge on Friday struck down the state's ban on gay marriage, opening the door for gay couples to wed. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza said the 2004 amendment's definition of marriage as allowable only between a man and a woman is unconstitutional and violates the rights of same-sex couples.

Attorney General Nixes Marijuana Ballot's Wording

by Associated Press 5/9/2014 3:26 pm

The Arkansas attorney general's office has again rejected the proposed wording for a prospective ballot item that would let voters decide whether to legalize marijuana in the state.