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Arkansas to Add Case to Growing List in Juvenile Appeals

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 11/30/2015 7:14 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to add an Arkansas case to the growing list of appeals asking whether a 2012 ruling that struck down mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder should be applied retroactively.

Arkansas Mental Health Providers Charged with Medicaid Fraud

by Associated Press 11/20/2015 7:47 am

The two top billers in the Arkansas Medical Licensed Mental Health Practitioner Program have been charged with 20 felony counts involving false claims for Medicaid reimbursement.

State Lawsuits Over Online Gambling Might Not Be A Fantasy

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

You might have heard that the New York attorney general recently threw water on the fantasy sports betting companies DraftKings and FanDuel by saying New York residents can’t participate in the booming betting business. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is evaluating how to proceed in the escalating legal battles over online fantasy sports betting.

Court Gives EPA Deadline in Regional Haze Plan

by Mark Friedman 11/3/2015 4:10 pm

A U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas ruled Tuesday the Environmental Protection Agency has until Aug. 31 to approve a regional haze plan for Arkansas, which the Sierra Club said should have been done years ago.

Leslie Rutledge Engages EPA in Legal Battles

by Mark Friedman 11/2/2015 12:00 am

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced last week that Arkansas would join a multistate lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on ozone, the sixth legal battle she has entered with the federal agency since taking office in January.

Arkansas, Other States Sue Over New Clean Air Rules

by Associated Press 10/23/2015 1:58 pm

States and industry groups dependent on fossil fuels began filing court challenges Friday to President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Arkansas VW Owners File Lawsuits in State, Federal Courts

by Alexis Hosticka 10/14/2015 8:26 am

Arkansas lawyers filed two lawsuits last month against Volkswagen, the front edge of what’s expected to be a wave of legal action against the German automaker over the still-unfolding emissions scandal.

Arkansas Asks US Supreme Court to Revisit Abortion Question

by Associated Press 10/7/2015 6:59 am

Arkansas' attorney general wants the U.S. Supreme Court to use a law passed by state legislators in 2013 to reconsider its 1973 ruling broadening abortion rights.

Leslie Rutledge Says She'll Join Multistate Investigation of VW

by Associated Press 9/28/2015 12:53 pm

Arkansas' attorney general is joining a multistate investigation into Volkswagen amid allegations the company cheated on emissions tests

Leslie Rutledge to Ask US Supreme Court to Consider Abortion Law

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 9/23/2015 1:25 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says she'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the constitutionality of an Arkansas law banning most abortions 12 weeks into a woman's pregnancy.

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.

UALR College, Law School Conduct Research on Community Issues

by Alexis Hosticka 9/18/2015 10:10 am

Staff from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Bowen School of Law and the College of Social Sciences and Communication on Thursday presented research aimed at helping community leaders make informed decisions about a range of legal and education issues.

Don't Be Surprised by Delays on Arkansas Death Row (Kelly Kissel Analysis)

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 9/14/2015 7:33 am

It should come as no surprise that two years after Gov. Mike Beebe floated the idea of perhaps doing away with the death penalty, eight condemned inmates would be lined up for their turn in Arkansas' death chamber. But no one should be surprised if some or even all of the execution dates set between now and Jan. 14 pass without anyone dying.

Huckabee: Arkansas Clerks Could Deny Gay Couple Unions

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 9/10/2015 12:53 pm

Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says that since the state hasn't changed its laws to accommodate same-sex marriages, county clerks could rightfully withhold licenses from gay couples.

Arkansas AG OKs Wording of Measure Scaling Back Amendments

by Associated Press 9/9/2015 6:48 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has cleared the way for a group to try to put on the 2016 ballot a measure cutting the number of proposed constitutional amendments lawmakers can refer to voters.

Court Fights Likely over Gun, Discrimination Laws (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/8/2015 7:07 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge tried to provide some clarity on two hotly contested state laws with a pair of legal opinions on the open carry of handguns and local anti-discrimination protections. Instead, it's increasingly likely courts or the Legislature will have to resolve both issues.

A Decision To Make (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 9/7/2015 12:00 am

In the wake of an opinion issued by state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas property owners and tenants — including individuals, churches and businesses — have another decision to make: Will you allow the open carry of firearms?

Leslie Rutledge: Local LGBT Protections Barred by State Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/2/2015 6:52 am

Five local measures prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity cannot be enforced because of a new Arkansas law barring such protections, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge wrote in a nonbinding opinion Tuesday.

Hutchinson Asked to Set Execution Dates for 8 Inmates

by Associated Press 9/1/2015 1:32 pm

Arkansas' attorney general has asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to set execution dates for eight death row inmates in what would be the state's first executions in a decade.

Leslie Rutledge: Arkansas Law Allows 'Open Carry' of Guns

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/28/2015 4:07 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge says a 2013 law allows someone to openly carry a handgun as long as they don't plan to illegally use it against another person.


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