01, Oct 2014 - White, AR Justices to debate prisoner's religious right to grow a beard
An Arkansas inmate seeks to exercise what he says is a key tenet of his faith, but corrections officials cite security concerns in their refusal to accommodate. The issue comes down to a half-inch beard, and this claim of religious liberty within prison walls will now be debated by the Supreme Court.
02, Apr 2014 - White, AR Lawyer: Defense needed to object to trial location
A black Oklahoma man convicted in the June 2005 murders of two women in De Queen did not receive adequate legal representation because his attorney failed to object to the trial being moved to a more predominantly white county, his new attorney told the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday.
02, Apr 2014 - Arkansas, AR High court to examine facial hair, teeth-whitening
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether an Arkansas prison inmate must be allowed to grow a short beard in accordance with his religious beliefs.