Tagged: American Civil Liberties Union Of Arkansas

Judge Blocks Arkansas from Enforcing Anti-Begging Law

Judge Blocks Arkansas from Enforcing Anti-Begging Law

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A federal judge has blocked an Arkansas anti-loitering law that opponents say unfairly targets panhandlers, calling it "plainly unconstitutional" and saying that other laws address the safety concerns state officials cited as the need for the restrictions. read more >

Judge Hears Arguments in Challenge to Arkansas Abortion Laws

Judge Hears Arguments in Challenge to Arkansas Abortion Laws

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Abortion rights supporters said Thursday four new Arkansas laws they're trying to block would create unnecessary delays for women seeking the procedure and could effectively require a partner's consent beforehand, while the state argued the groups are coming up with problems that don't exist in the new restrictions. read more >

Arkansas Hot-Checks Lawsuit Dismissed by Judge

Arkansas Hot-Checks Lawsuit Dismissed by Judge

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A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Sherwood and a judge that alleges they're violating constitutional rights by effectively operating a debtor's prison with a court that's imposed fines and jail time on thousands of people whose checks bounce. read more >

Arkansas Seeks Rehearing in 12-Week Abortion Ban Case

Arkansas Seeks Rehearing in 12-Week Abortion Ban Case

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The Arkansas Attorney General's Office requested a rehearing Wednesday before the U.S. appeals court that agreed last month with a lower court that a state law unconstitutionally burdens women by banning abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if a doctor can detect a fetal heartbeat. read more >