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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.

Mike Beebe: Still Opposed to Gay Marriage

by Associated Press 5/5/2014 10:55 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he still believes marriage is between a man and a woman, saying his position hasn't changed after Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced his support for gay marriage.

Dustin McDaniel Supports Gay Marriage, Will Defend Ban

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/4/2014 12:18 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Saturday he supports allowing same-sex couples to wed but will continue defending his state's 2004 ban on gay marriages in court.

No Shift in Arkansas Death Penalty Fight (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/4/2014 12:10 pm

Nearly 10 years have passed since Arkansas executed anyone, the state's governor says he would abolish the death penalty if legislators sent him such a bill, and the state's top attorney calls the system broken. Still, there's been little to no shift politically on the issue.

Dustin McDaniel Files Notice of Appeal in Voter ID Case

by Associated Press 4/25/2014 4:19 pm

Arkansas' attorney general told a state judge on Friday he plans to appeal a decision that struck down a new voter ID law, while a civil liberties group said it will move forward with a separate challenge to the requirement.

Arkansas Court Won't Reconsider Risperdal Case

by Associated Press 4/24/2014 10:20 am

The Arkansas Supreme Court says it will not reconsider its decision to reject a $1.2 billion judgment against a pharmaceutical company accused of improperly marketing an antipsychotic drug.

Attorney General Rejects Wording of Proposal to Make Alcohol Sales Legal Througout Arkansas

by Associated Press 4/18/2014 11:29 am

The Arkansas attorney general's office has rejected the wording of a ballot proposal that would make alcohol sales legal in all 75 of the state's counties.

A Wet State of Mind (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/14/2014 12:00 am

I used to think I was just so darn clever, but that was before I saw Little Rock attorney David Couch in action. He did the math and realized that it would be easier and cheaper to collect the 78,000 signatures needed to get an amendment making Arkansas counties wet to the state Constitution on the November general election ballot — just 10 percent of voters in the last gubernatorial election — than to collect 38 percent of registered voter signatures in one county after another.

Abortion Ban Appeal Puts New Focus on Social Issues (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/13/2014 7:28 am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's decision to appeal a ruling striking down Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban could inject a new focus on abortion and other social issues into dozens of statewide and legislative races.

Arkansas Election Board Approves Absentee Ballot Rules

by Associated Press 4/9/2014 2:51 pm

Arkansas' board of election commissioners has approved a set of proposed, permanent rules for absentee ballots.

Dustin McDaniel Asks Supreme Court to Reconsider Risperdal Ruling

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/8/2014 8:24 am

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to reconsider its decision tossing out a $1.2 billion judgment against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, saying justices did "significant harm" to the state and broke from 170 years of precedent.

One Year After Spill, Clinton School Panel Discusses Lessons From ExxonMobil's Pipe Break in Mayflower

by Christina Huynh, The Associated Press 4/1/2014 7:26 am

A year after a major oil spill in a small Arkansas town, a congressman says that while communities believe they are ready for a disaster, there is always something else to do to prepare.

Dustin McDaniel Declines to Join Egg Lawsuit

by Associated Press 3/25/2014 1:48 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says it's not appropriate for the state to join a Missouri lawsuit that challenges California restrictions on egg production, but he supports the border state's efforts.

Andrea Davis' Law License Suspended

by Mark Friedman 2/21/2014 3:54 pm

The Hot Springs attorney who was involved in an "inappropriate" relationship with Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel in 2012 has had her law license suspended.

Dustin McDaniel: No Extra Time for Absentee Voters in New Law

by Associated Press 2/10/2014 4:40 pm

Arkansas' attorney general says absentee voters who don't include proof of identification with their ballots shouldn't be given additional time to show their ID under a new state law.

Judge Orders Company to Pay APERS $16.5M

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/21/2014 2:05 pm

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox rules that National Timber Partners LLC of Williamstown, Mass., breached its contract with the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System and ordered the company to pay APERS $16.5 million.

Andrea Davis Arrested on Theft Charge

by Associated Press 1/17/2014 10:30 am

A Hot Springs attorney with whom Attorney General Dustin McDaniel admitted having an extramarital relationship has been arrested on a felony theft charge over a trailer reported stolen that was found at her home.