Tagged: wendell griffen

Insurance Agent Matthew Glass Gets Win Against AID

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/30/2018 12:00 am

Matthew Glass had his insurance license reinstated last week by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen, who also barred the Arkansas Insurance Department from taking any more action that would interfere with Glass’ insurance practice pending a final disposition in his dispute with the AID.

Few Ways Out of Arkansas' Medical Pot Stalemate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/16/2018 7:41 am

Weeks after he effectively halted the launch of Arkansas' medical marijuana program, a judge is urging officials to find a way to resume evaluating applications. That's going to be easier said than done.

State Supreme Court: Some Execution Drug Info Can Be Secret

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/29/2018 2:09 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the state prison system must continue to identify the manufacturers of its execution drugs but can conceal information that could be used to identify those who obtain the drugs for the state.

Ruling Upends Arkansas Medical Pot Program (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/26/2018 6:56 am

The Arkansas judge who put the brakes on the state's medical marijuana program didn't do so because of an objection to legalizing pot's use for certain patients. In fact, he was downright apologetic about putting the program on hold because of objections to the licensing process.

Attorney General Appeals Marijuana Case to Arkansas Supreme Court

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/23/2018 2:06 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has appealed to the state Supreme Court a Pulaski County Circuit Court order that stopped the rollout of medical marijuana.

Judge Voids Marijuana Commission's Cultivation Choices

by Lance Turner 3/21/2018 11:20 am

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge declares the Arkansas Marijuana Commission's scoring of cultivator applicants "null and void," preventing the commission from officially awarding cultivation licenses.

Remember The Patients (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 3/19/2018 12:00 am

The awarding of licenses to grow and dispense medical marijuana in Arkansas was bound to be controversial, and so it is.

Judge to Rule Within 5 Days on Marijuana Licenses

by Associated Press 3/16/2018 3:35 pm

An Arkansas judge says he'll rule within the next five days on whether to allow the state to issue its first licenses for companies to grow medical marijuana.

Questions Remain About Arkansas Immunity Ruling (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/26/2018 6:49 am

A judge's decision to toss out a lawsuit challenging the ban of a controversial herbicide is putting even more of a spotlight on an Arkansas Supreme Court decision that's created confusion about whether the state can ever be sued.

Religious Objections Law Factor in Judge's Case (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/19/2017 7:16 am

Wendell Griffen spoke out against a religious objections measure critics called discriminatory when it was debated by the Arkansas Legislature. Now the Pulaski County circuit judge is relying on that same law as he fights for his job.

Facing Lawsuit, Procurement Chief Says There's No Appealing His Rulings in Protests

by Kyle Massey 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Arkansas Procurement Director Edward Armstrong's answer to being sued over a ruling that gave a fourth-place bidder a major state contract boils down to four words: His word is final. So far, the law seems to agree with him.

Officials Remove Themselves from Wendell Griffen Investigations

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/31/2017 6:54 am

The top two officials for a judicial ethics panel removed themselves from investigations involving Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen.

Impeachment Talk Expands Fight Over Arkansas Judge (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/8/2017 9:24 am

A potential effort by lawmakers to remove a judge from office has expanded it into an even more politically charged battle between the legislative and judicial branches.

Arkansas Fights on Multiple Legal Fronts to Begin Executions

by Kelley P. Kissel, The Associated Press 4/17/2017 6:53 am

Lawyers for the state of Arkansas faced fights on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before a key sedative used in lethal injections expires at the end of the month.

Arkansas Asks Court to Block Order on Execution Drugs

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/31/2017 11:05 am

Arkansas prison officials have asked the state's highest court to stay a judge's order that they must disclose more information about one of the drugs they plan to use in the executions of eight men over a 10-day period in April.

Lawyer Wants Information About Drugs for Arkansas Executions

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/31/2017 7:47 am

A judge peeled back the veil on a part of Arkansas' highly secret execution procedure Thursday, saying prison officials must disclose more information about the lethal drugs they plan to use as part of an accelerated timetable of putting condemned inmates to death next month.

Judge Wendell Griffen Criticizes Law Enforcement at Public Forum

by Associated Press 8/2/2016 6:51 am

An outspoken Arkansas circuit court judge told a forum gathered Monday to discuss policing and the black community that there is systematic injustice in law enforcement.

Lawyers: Court Should Void Arkansas Execution Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/5/2016 6:54 am

Attorneys for death row inmates urged the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday to toss the state's execution law, saying provisions that allow the state to withhold information about its lethal injection drugs are unconstitutional and therefore undermine the entire law.

Arkansas Judge Strikes Secrecy Portion of Execution Law

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 12/3/2015 3:01 pm

An Arkansas judge has struck down a portion of the state's law that keeps secret details about the drugs used in executions, saying Thursday that drug suppliers do not have a constitutional right to be free from criticism.

State Asks Arkansas Supreme Court to Toss Execution Delay

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 10/15/2015 7:01 am

The state has asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to dissolve a judge's order that temporarily blocks the upcoming executions of eight death-row inmates, saying the judge who issued the order overstepped his authority.