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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.

Judge Wendell Griffen to Rule Soon on Gay Marriages from Last Year

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/9/2015 6:58 am

A judge said Monday he'll decide in the next two days whether Arkansas should recognize more than 500 same-sex marriages that were performed in the state last year.

Court Tosses Most Contempt Fines Issued By Wendell Griffen Against Lawyer

by Associated Press 6/26/2014 12:36 pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court has tossed out nine of the 10 contempt violations a judge issued to an attorney who represented a former Little Rock police officer in a manslaughter trial over the shooting death of a teenager.

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.

Pulaski County Judge Griffen Finds U.S. Attorney's Office in Contempt

by Gwen Moritz 11/1/2013 3:51 pm

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen on Friday found that the U.S. Attorney's Office in Little Rock was in contempt of court for failing to pay three private defense attorneys the fees he had ordered more than a year ago.

Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen Commands Federal Prosecutors to Explain Failure to Pay Sanctions

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/21/2013 12:00 am

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen has imposed sanctions on federal prosecutors in the criminal case against former USA Drug executive Garret Sorensen and ordered the government to pay $12,700 to the attorneys who represented Sorensen and his wife and sister-in-law, who were originally charged with him.

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