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Leslie Rutledge Reorganizes Civil Department

by Alexis Hosticka 7/2/2015 9:41 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday that she has reorganized her office's civil department, breaking out that department's state agencies division as its own unit.

Arkansas, Others Sue Over Rule Giving Feds Authority on State Water

by Associated Press 6/29/2015 2:25 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has joined several states in a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Arkansas Republicans Shift from Marriage Fight (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/29/2015 7:18 am

In Arkansas, the GOP backlash against same-sex marriage included a governor who accused justices of disregarding Arkansans' beliefs and a conservative activist calling the decision "illegitimate." But it didn't include a call for the state to defy the nation's highest court.

Arkansas Seeks Rehearing in 12-Week Abortion Ban Case

by Associated Press 6/11/2015 6:56 am

The Arkansas Attorney General's Office requested a rehearing Wednesday before the U.S. appeals court that agreed last month with a lower court that a state law unconstitutionally burdens women by banning abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat.

Judge: Arkansas Must Recognize Last Year's Same-Sex Marriages

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/9/2015 4:14 pm

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen has ordered Arkansas officials to recognize over 500 same-sex marriages performed in the state last year, a move that will let the couples enjoy benefits such as filing taxes jointly. Republican Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, who has vowed to defend the state's gay marriage ban, did not say whether she would seek a stay of the ruling.

Arkansas AG Rejects Language for Campaign Finance Issue

by Associated Press 5/27/2015 7:00 am

Arkansas' attorney general has rejected language for a proposed initiated act on campaign financing that would go before voters next year.

Bid to Repeal Arkansas Anti-Discrimination Limits Advances

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/24/2015 7:44 am

An effort to repeal a new Arkansas law preventing local governments from extending anti-discrimination protections to gays and lesbians moved closer toward appearing on next year's ballot Thursday.

Little Rock Approves Anti-Discrimination Protections

by Associated Press 4/22/2015 6:54 am

Little Rock officials voted Tuesday to prohibit the city and companies contracting with it from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity, challenging a new Arkansas law criticized as anti-gay.

Leslie Rutledge Turns Down Washington County Bridge Investigation

by Associated Press 4/20/2015 11:26 am

The Arkansas attorney general's office has referred a request to investigate the construction of two Washington County bridges to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department.

FOI Request for Solicitor General Applications Turned Down by AG

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/20/2015 12:00 am

If you were wondering who’s in the running to be the new solicitor general at the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, so were we.

Leslie Rutledge: Current Court Should Hear Marriage Case

by Associated Press 4/13/2015 1:20 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says whether gay marriage is legal in the state should be decided by the current state Supreme Court, not the justices who heard oral arguments in the case last year.

Leslie Rutledge Announces Recipients of $21.5M Settlement with S&P

by Associated Press 4/10/2015 12:59 pm

The Arkansas attorney general says the $21.5 million settlement from Standard & Poor's Financial Services will be spent largely on public safety expenses.

Bid to Repeal Limits on Local Discrimination Laws Rejected

by Associated Press 4/9/2015 7:02 am

Arkansas' attorney general on Wednesday rejected the wording of a proposed ballot measure aimed at repealing a new state law prohibiting local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity.

Asa Hutchinson Signs Lethal Injection Measure; Lawsuit Filed

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/7/2015 6:51 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday approved legislation aimed at restarting executions after a decade-long lull, prompting several death row inmates to ask a court to strike the measure down.

State Treasurer Dennis Milligan Pays $1,000 Fine for Hiring Relative

by Associated Press 3/13/2015 10:50 am

Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan has agreed to pay a $1,000 fine for hiring his cousin to work in the treasurer's office and is reimbursing the state nearly $7,000 in salary his cousin was paid.

Arkansas Granted Right to Intervene in EPA Lawsuit

by Associated Press 3/10/2015 7:30 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is allowing the state to join a lawsuit challenging a federal proposal aimed at cutting pollution from power plants.

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.

Leslie Rutledge Applauds Ruling That Blocks Obama's Actions On Immigration

by Associated Press 2/17/2015 3:56 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is praising a ruling by a Texas judge that temporarily blocks President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

Arkansas Same-Sex Couples Sue State for Recognition

by Associated Press 2/16/2015 7:00 am

An attorney representing same-sex couples in Arkansas wants the state to recognize her clients' marriages while appeals are pending before state and federal courts.

Leslie Rutledge Names Sarah Tacker to AG's Public Protection Post

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/10/2015 1:35 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Tuesday the hiring of Sarah Page Tacker of Conway as deputy attorney general for public protection.

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