Tagged: Kristine Baker

Right Goal, Wrong Path (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Right Goal, Wrong Path (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

OpinionHealth CareLegalEditor's Note

We didn’t know then — how could we? — that Dr. Ben Burris put then-state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson on a $5,000-a-month retainer to champion Burris’ orthodontic agenda. That, needless to say, is not how representative democracy is supposed to work, even if the goal is worthy. read more >

Change of Plea Hearing Set for Jeremy Hutchinson

Change of Plea Hearing Set for Jeremy Hutchinson

Legal

Former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson has apparently struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors in Little Rock even before receiving a ruling on his motion to dismiss the indictment or suppress evidence handed over by his former mistress. read more >

Judge Hears Arguments in Challenge to Arkansas Abortion Laws

Judge Hears Arguments in Challenge to Arkansas Abortion Laws

Health CareLegal

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 >

Supplier: Drug Sold to Arkansas Not Intended for Executions

Supplier: Drug Sold to Arkansas Not Intended for Executions

Health CareLegal

A judge was weighing Friday whether to block Arkansas' seven upcoming executions, set to begin next week, as a medical supplier said one of the three drugs the state plans to use to put the prisoners to death wasn't sold to be used for lethal injection. read more >

NFL's Darren McFadden Learns Lesson From Financial Fumble

NFL's Darren McFadden Learns Lesson From Financial Fumble

LegalCover Story

In June, Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden filed a lawsuit accusing his former family friend and financial adviser, Michael Vick of Pulaski County, of “gross incompetence, self-dealing and outright theft” of more than $15 million. read more >

Trial Set for June 1 for Former One Bank Execs

Trial Set for June 1 for Former One Bank Execs

WhispersBanking & FinanceLegal

The federal criminal trial of two remaining defendants formerly of One Bank & Trust of Little Rock is still scheduled to start next week, although indications are that it will be June 1 rather than May 30. read more >

Suit Challenges Rule on Anti-Union Activities

Suit Challenges Rule on Anti-Union Activities

LegalRestaurants & FoodTransportation

Little Rock was a magnet for representatives from law firms around the country last week when U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker heard arguments in the first federal lawsuit attempting to stop the Obama administration’s new “persuader rule” concerning anti-union activities. read more >

Judge Blocks Arkansas Abortion Pill Restrictions

Judge Blocks Arkansas Abortion Pill Restrictions

Health CareLegal

A federal judge on Monday issued a new order blocking Arkansas from enforcing its limits on how the abortion pill is administered in the state, expressing skepticism about the benefit of the restrictions approved last year. read more >