24, Oct 2014 - Dahlia Lithwick: Arkansas voter ID decision based on 1865 case protecting ex-Confederates' righ
Slate's incomparable legal correspondent Dahlia Lithwick points out a sweet irony in the Arkansas Supreme Court' s huge decision this week that struck down the state's voter ID law: The court cited precedent in a case dating from 1865 that positively affirmed the rights of ex-Confederate soldiers to vote in Arkansas. Immediately after the war, Lithwick writes, a pro-Union Arkansas legislature ...
23, Oct 2014 - Little Rock, AR AR Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Same Sex Marriage Case
The Arkansas Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments in the same sex marriage case.
22, Oct 2014 - Political Parties React to Voter ID Law Being Struck Down
Five days before early voting starts, Arkansas' Supreme Court has struck down the state's new Voter ID Law.
22, Oct 2014 - Little Rock, AR Prison interview irks prosecutors
After taking measures in court to limit the case's publicity, Pulaski County prosecutors said Thursday that they were displeased to learn that the Arkansas Department of Correction had permitted a local TV station to interview the man accused in the slaying of North Little Rock real estate agent Beverly Carter.
22, Oct 2014 - State Supreme Court wonât strike alcohol measure from ballot
LITTLE ROCK â The state Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously rejected a challenge to a ballot proposal to make alcohol sales legal in all 75 Arkansas counties.
21, Oct 2014 - State doesn't object to expediting marriage case
LITTLE ROCK â The Arkansas attorney general's office says it doesn't object to the state's highest court moving quickly on a lawsuit challenging a gay marriage ban.
21, Oct 2014 - Little Rock, AR Arkansas Supreme Court becomes latest to strike down voter ID law
The seven-member court delivered an unusual decision Wednesday that was at once unanimous and split 4 to 3.
21, Oct 2014 - Law prof: State challenge the best course on voter ID laws
News that the Arkansas Supreme Court had invalidated the voter ID law on state constitutional grounds came as welcome news to Joshua A. Douglas, a law professor at the University of Kentucky. He's written a Vanderbilt law review article about the wisdom of challenging voter ID laws on state grounds, just as the lawyers in Arkansas did. In other cases, lawsuits have locked state provisions with ...
21, Oct 2014 - Little Rock, AR Nov. 20 hearing set in federal challenge to same-sex marriage ban
LITTLE ROCK â A federal judge on Monday scheduled a Nov. 20 hearing in a lawsuit challenging Arkansasâ same-sex marriage ban.
12, Oct 2014 - Little Rock, AR State Supreme Court hears oral arguments in voter ID case
LITTLE ROCK â An Arkansas judge erred when he struck down Arkansasâ voter identification law, an official with Secretary of State Mark Martinâs office argued Thursday before the Arkansas Supreme Court.
12, Oct 2014 - Overseas trip helped Mickelson shake ârustâ
Former University of Arkansas forward Hunter Mickelson, who hadnât played in a real basketball game â with uniforms, fans and referees â since an SEC Tournament loss to Vanderbilt on March 14, 2013, enthusiastically returned to the court in August. By Gary Bedore
12, Oct 2014 - Little Rock, AR Beebe appoints special justice in gay marriage case
LITTLE ROCK â Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed a special justice to replace a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court who has disqualified himself from hearing a challenge to Arkansasâ same-sex marriage ban.
10, Oct 2014 - Little Rock, AR Beebe names special justice for gay marriage case
Gov. Mike Beebe has named a retired judge from Harrison to fill in as a special justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court in the lawsuit challenging the state's gay marriage ban.
10, Oct 2014 - Little Rock, AR Arguments Set This Week In Arkansas Voter ID Case
Arkansas' highest court is set to take up a case this week that could decide whether the state's voters will be required to show photo identification at the polls in the November election.
10, Oct 2014 - Little Rock, AR AR Supreme Court to hear Voter ID oral arguments
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' highest court is set to take up a case this week that could decide whether the state's voters will be required to show photo identification at the polls in the November election.
09, Oct 2014 - Arkansas Supreme Court hears oral arguments on challenge to alcohol sales ballot iniative
The Arkansas Supreme Court this morning heard oral arguments on the challenge to the certification of the proposed constitutional amendment to allow retail alcohol sales in all 75 counties. The legal challenge was led by Elizabeth Robben Murray of the Friday Law Firm , lobbing a procedural nitpicking claim about the timing of the certification. The plaintiffs are Mary Dillard , a political ...
09, Oct 2014 - Arkansas Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Alcohol Measure
Members of Arkansas' highest court are considering whether a petition to expand alcohol sales statewide should have been turned in on the July 4 holiday. Under Arkansas law, proposals must be submitted no later than four months before the general election. That date this year was Independence Day.
09, Oct 2014 - State Supreme Court hears oral arguments in alcohol case
LITTLE ROCK â A proposal to allow statewide alcohol sales should be declared invalid because its supporters missed a deadline to submit signatures and the ballot language is deficient, a lawyer for opponents of the proposal argued Thursday before the Arkansas Supreme Court.
08, Oct 2014 - Lawyers quick to update case for gay nuptials
Attorneys representing Arkansas same-sex couples filed a brief Tuesday with the state Supreme Court arguing that pro-gay-marriage rulings in federal courts across the country won't be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court.
26, Apr 2014 - Little Rock, AR AG files notice of appeal in voter id case; judge asked to recuse
LITTLE ROCK â Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Friday filed notice that he will appeal a Pulaski Circuit judgeâs ruling Thursday that overturned a new Arkansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.
04, Apr 2014 - Taxing of medical-records copies upheld
LITTLE ROCK â The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld the collection of state sales taxes for copies of a patient's medical records.
03, Apr 2014 - State highlights: Ark. court reverses $1.2B Medicaid drug judgment; Fla. officials overhauling chil
The Arkansas Supreme Court reversed a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson on Thursday, finding that the state attorney general erred by suing under a law that applied to health care facilities, not drug companies. The judgment, one of the largest in history for a state fraud case, was imposed in 2012 after a jury concluded that Johnson & Johnson had improperly marketed and concealed ...
03, Apr 2014 - AG to ask court to reconsider drug fine ruling - NBC40.net
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he's asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to toss out a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson over the marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.
03, Apr 2014 - Court: Charging tax on medical records legal
LITTLE ROCK â Arkansas law allows patients to be charged a sales tax when they pay a private company to obtain copies of their medical records, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
03, Apr 2014 - McDaniel to ask court to reconsider Risperdal ruling
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he's asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to toss out a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson over the marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal.
03, Apr 2014 - AG to ask court to reconsider drug fine ruling
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he's asking the state Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to toss out a $1.2 billion judgment against Johnson & Johnson over the marketing of the antipsychotic drug Risperdal. McDaniel told the Arkansas Code Revision Commission on ...
03, Apr 2014 - Judicial candidates defend their qualifications
LITTLE ROCK â Amid growing questions and lawsuits over Arkansas judicial candidatesâ eligibility for office, two candidates issued statements Thursday asserting their confidence that they meet the qualifications for the offices they seek.
02, Apr 2014 - Baker resigns from UCA; PAC officer comes forward to clear name
Former senator Gilbert Baker resigned his executive assistant position in the University of Central Arkansas administrative office Wednesday, the university announced in the morning before its Board of Trustees was to meet in an executive session at a scheduled retreat in Mountain View. Asked Tuesday evening in a Freedom of Information Act request to state the specific purpose of Wednesday's ...
01, Apr 2014 - Little Rock, AR UPDATE: State GOP seeks to intervene in lawsuit over voter ID
LITTLE ROCK â Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has shown an âobvious biasâ against Arkansasâ new voter ID law, the state Republican Party claims in a court filing seeking to intervene in a lawsuit stemming from controversy over the law.