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Fifth Amendment Rights Behind One Bank & Trust Trial Delay

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/6/2016 12:00 am

An unusual plea deal struck by former One Bank & Trust executive Gary Rickenbach has delayed the trial of two of his former co-workers, Brad Paul and Mike Heald

Trial Set for June 1 for Former One Bank Execs

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2016 12:00 am

The federal criminal trial of two remaining defendants formerly of One Bank & Trust of Little Rock is still scheduled to start next week, although indications are that it will be June 1 rather than May 30.

Suit Challenges Rule on Anti-Union Activities

by Gwen Moritz 5/16/2016 12:00 am

Little Rock was a magnet for representatives from law firms around the country last week when U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker heard arguments in the first federal lawsuit attempting to stop the Obama administration’s new “persuader rule” concerning anti-union activities.

Judge Blocks Arkansas Abortion Pill Restrictions

by Associated Press 3/15/2016 6:56 am

A federal judge on Monday issued a new order blocking Arkansas from enforcing its limits on how the abortion pill is administered in the state, expressing skepticism about the benefit of the restrictions approved last year.

Federal Judge Extends Order on Arkansas Abortion Pill Limits

by Associated Press 1/11/2016 11:29 am

A federal judge has agreed to extend until March her order blocking Arkansas from enforcing new limits on the way the abortion pill is administered.

Judge Gives Arkansas 2 Weeks to Respond in Medicaid Lawsuit

by Associated Press 10/14/2015 11:29 am

A federal judge is giving Arkansas two weeks to respond to an effort to expand the lawsuit challenging the state's decision to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood’s Legal Victories

by Mark Friedman 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Planned Parenthood continued its legal successes this month against states that attempt to cut its funding.

Judge Reinstates Arkansas' Planned Parenthood Contract

by Associated Press 9/18/2015 6:46 pm

A federal judge on Friday ordered Arkansas to temporarily reinstate its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood after the state blocked funding over concerns about secretly recorded videos released by an anti-abortion group.

US Judge Won't Lift Stay in Arkansas Gay Marriage Lawsuit

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/4/2015 11:24 am

A federal judge says she won't allow same-sex marriages in Arkansas while the issue is pending before an appeals court.

Arkansas AG Opposes Effort to Lift Stay in Gay Marriage Case

by Associated Press 3/3/2015 6:54 am

The Arkansas attorney general's office on Monday asked a federal judge who struck down the state's gay marriage ban as unconstitutional to not allow same-sex couples to wed while the ruling is being appealed.

Dustin McDaniel: Appeal Coming in Gay Marriage Case

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 12/23/2014 2:07 pm

Arkansas' attorney general says he will appeal a federal judge's ruling that voters were wrong to ban gay marriage during a referendum 10 years ago.

State Court Signals Ruling on Marriage (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/23/2014 12:03 pm

As he urged Arkansas' highest court to strike down the state's ban on gay marriage last week, attorney Jack Wagoner tried to illustrate just how much the national landscape had changed since he filed a lawsuit last year on behalf of 20 same-sex couples.

Rulings Offer Hope For Same-Sex Couples

by Mark Friedman 2/24/2014 12:00 am

A Little Rock attorney challenging the Arkansas Constitution’s ban on same-sex marriage said the recent string of federal rulings striking down same-sex marriage prohibitions gives him hope that the same will happen in Arkansas.

Judge Leon Holmes Recuses From Arkansas Gay Marriage Lawsuit

by Associated Press 7/19/2013 7:43 am

A federal judge is recusing from a case challenging Arkansas' ban on gay marriage, citing friendships with supporters of the amendment that voters approved banning same-sex unions.

2 Former 40 Under 40 Honorees Now Behind the Bench

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/17/2013 12:00 am

40 Under 40 has also spotted a lot of legal talent over the years as well, but two past honorees are especially Honorable these days.