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Gilbert Baker
Government & Politics / Legal

October Retrial Set for Gilbert Baker

A federal judge has scheduled the retrial of a former Arkansas state senator on bribery and fraud charges for the first week of October. read more >
Gilbert Baker
Government & Politics / Legal

Trial of Ex-lawmaker Charged in Bribery Scheme Delayed

The trial of a former Arkansas lawmaker accused of conspiring to bribe a judge who acknowledged lowering a jury's award in a negligence lawsuit in exchange for campaign contributions has been delayed until October. read more >
Gilbert Baker
Government & Politics

Gilbert Baker Pleads Not Guilty in Bribery Scheme

A former Arkansas lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to charges he conspired to bribe an ex-judge who admitted to lowering a jury's award in a negligence lawsuit in exchange for campaign contributions. read more >
Gilbert Baker
Government & Politics

Blake Hendrix Appointed to Represent Gilbert Baker in Bribery Case

An attorney has been appointed to represent a former Arkansas lawmaker facing federal charges in what prosecutors say was a bribery scheme with an ex-judge. read more >
Gilbert Baker
Government & Politics / Health Care

Former State Sen. Gilbert Baker Indicted on Corruption Charges

Former State Sen. Gilbert Baker has been indicted on federal corruption charges in case that has already sent a former Faulkner County circuit judge to prison. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

U.S. Supreme Court Denies Mike Maggio Appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court won't take up an appeal from a former Arkansas judge serving a 10-year prison sentence for bribery. read more >
Legal

Mike Maggio Ordered to Start Prison Sentence

A former Arkansas judge was ordered to begin serving his 10-year prison sentence after an appeals court upheld his bribery conviction. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Federal Appeals Panel Upholds Mike Maggio Bribery Conviction

A federal appeals court panel upheld the bribery conviction and prison sentence for a former judge who admitted to reducing a jury award against a nursing home operator in exchange for campaign contributions. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Appeals Court Sets Oral Arguments in Maggio Bribery Appeal

A federal appeals court panel has scheduled oral arguments for next month in the bribery case of former judge Michael Maggio. read more >
Denise Hoggard, president of the Arkansas Bar Association
Government & Politics / Legal

Re-examining New Avenues to the Arkansas Supreme Court

The Arkansas Bar Association said last week that it isn’t looking at another proposed state constitutional amendment creating a system in which state Supreme Court justices would be appointed rather than elected. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Legal

John Goodson: No Role Model (Editorial)

Judges and lawyers who pervert the judicial system for their enrichment undermine the public’s faith in that system. They should not be board members of the state’s university system. read more >
Legal

Prosecutors Want Former Judge Mike Maggio in Prison on Due Date

Federal prosecutors want a former Arkansas judge to report to federal prison as scheduled to begin his 10-year sentence for bribery. read more >
Legal

Arkansas Ex-Judge Asks to be Free for Bribery Appeal

A former Arkansas circuit judge has asked to delay reporting to federal prison while he appeals a bribery charge in which he admitted lowering a jury award in a civil lawsuit in exchange for campaign donations. read more >
Legal

Arkansas Ex-Judge Mike Maggio Gets 10 Years in Prison in Bribery Case

A former Arkansas judge has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting he lowered a jury award in a lawsuit in exchange for campaign donations from a nursing home operator. read more >

Michael Maggio to be Sentenced in Federal Bribery Case

A former judge in Arkansas is set to be sentenced in federal court Thursday after he admitted lowering a jury award in a civil lawsuit in exchange for campaign donations from a nursing home operator. read more >
Legal

Prosecutors Say Arkansas Ex-Judge Does Not Deserve Leniency

Federal prosecutors say a former Arkansas circuit judge should be sentenced to 10 years in prison for lowering a jury award in exchange for campaign donations from a nursing home operator. read more >
Legal

Prosecutors: Maggio Failed Lie Detector, Revealed New Details

Former Judge Mike Maggio tried to withdraw his guilty plea only after he failed a lie-detector test and then disclosed "substantial" new details of the bribery than he had previously revealed, prosecutors said Friday. read more >
Michael Lamoureux
Government & Politics / Legal / Nonprofits

Appearances Matter II (Editorial)

Michael Lamoureux, the former state senator who is now Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s chief of staff, has some explaining to do. read more >
Justice Building in Little Rock. “The system of electing state court appellate judges is broken,” said attorney Philip Anderson. 
Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing

Choosing Arkansas Judges: Elections or Selections?

Two high-profile cases have brought renewed attention to the question of whether Arkansas' system of electing state Supreme Court justices and Court of Appeals judges needs fixing. read more >
Matthew Campbell, a trial lawyer and founding member of the Pinnacle Law Firm writes the The Blue Hog Report and it has a huge impact on the political landscape of Arkansas. 
Government & Politics / Legal / Media & Marketing

Matt Campbell of the Blue Hog Report Keeps on Digging

Matt Campbell, viewing Arkansas politics with the eyes of a liberal outsider trained in the law, has brought down three major public officials in the last two years because, he says, he doesn’t like bullies and he thinks people should play by the rules. read more >