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Arkansas Year In Review: Notable Deaths in 2019

A brilliant sportswriter, a beloved PR executive, a founder of one of Arkansas’ pre-eminent architecture firms, a giant in the field of construction, the creator of “The Fishin’ Hole,” a civil rights icon and a pioneering scientist were just a few of the notable Arkansans who died in 2019. read more >
The Arkansas Supreme Court building in Little Rock.
Government & Politics / Legal

Rhonda Wood: Court Voted on Narrow Part of Gay Marriage Case

The Arkansas Supreme Court voted on a narrow part of the state's case over gay marriage last month but only planned on issuing that decision if the nation's highest court didn't legalize same-sex marriage, a justice said Thursday. read more >
The Arkansas Supreme Court building in Little Rock.
Government & Politics / Legal

Arkansas Supreme Court Punts on Gay Marriage (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

By punting a same-sex marriage case that sat before it for more than seven months, members of the Arkansas Supreme Court left unresolved a serious question about how sacrosanct a voter-approved constitutional amendment really is. read more >
Wendell Griffen
Government & Politics / Legal

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

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. read more >
Wendell Griffen
Government & Politics / Legal

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

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. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Arkansas Same-Sex Couples Sue State for Recognition

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. read more >
The Arkansas Supreme Court building in Little Rock.
Government & Politics / Legal

State Court Signals Ruling on Marriage (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

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. read more >