Tagged: dustin mcdaniel

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.

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.

Locking Down Prescription Drug Abuse by Tweens/Teens

by Scott Pace 4/15/2014 12:00 am

By the time our kids reach their senior year of high school, one in five of them will have abused prescription medications; and over 40 percent of those will have obtained the medications from their family medicine cabinet, not from a drug dealer, not from a friend—from Mom and Dad, Grandma or Grandpa, or some other family member.

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.