09, Mar 2014 - Judge strikes down 2013 law aimed at hindering ballot petitions
Circuit Judge Mary McGowan ruled today that the 2013 law aimed at making it harder to petition for ballot initiatives was unconstitutional and enjoined its enforcement. The state will likely appeal. The Arkansas Public Law Center , of which I'm a board member, and the Arkansas chapter of the american Civil Liberties Union supported the lawsuit, with plaintiffs Paul Spencer of the Regnat Populus ...
09, Mar 2014 - The open line: Good judge, bad judge
As the world de-ices, the line is open. Final notes: * FEDERAL JUDGE NOMINATION MOVES AHEAD : The Senate has scheduled debate Wednesday on the presidential nomination of Timothy Brooks of Fayetteville to a vacancy on the federal district court for the Western District of Arkansas. His appointment isn't controversial. It's among the backlog created by Republican obstruction to presidential ...
09, Mar 2014 - Greene, AR Greene sentenced to 60 days, restitution
Former Arkansas City Senior Citizens Center director Edward Gregore Greene was ordered Wednesday morning to serve 60 days in the Cowley County Jail on a work-release basis.
09, Mar 2014 - Jonesboro, AR Circuit Judge Lee Fergus seeks third term on the judiciary
Circuit Judge Lee Fergus of Jonesboro has filed for re-election by submitting petitions with over 3000 signatures and has been approved by the Secretary of State's Office to be placed on the ballot on May 20 for his third consecutive six-year term for Division 2 of the Second Judicial District of Arkansas.
09, Mar 2014 - Mock trial team finishes big
Nine Hope High School students went to court in Little Rock recently and came away with top 10 honors in the Arkansas Bar Association State High School Mock Trial Competition.
09, Mar 2014 - Hatfield, AR Hatfield Admits to Drunk Driving in Deadly Accident
John Hatfield, an Arkansas resident who came to West Virginia as a gas driller, will serve two-to-10 years after pleading guilty Friday to DUI causing death. Hatfield appeared before Judge David Sims on Friday and admitted he blew 0.
09, Mar 2014 - Drug firms argue against Risperdal judgment
LITTLE ROCK â€” A lawyer for two drug companies told the Arkansas Supreme Court that the state improperly relied on federal regulations in a lawsuit that resulted in a $1.2 billion award over the companies' marketing of an antipsychotics drug.
09, Mar 2014 - Johnson, AR More than $500M awarded to Alamo abuse victims
TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) â€” A circuit judge in Arkansas has awarded more than half a billion dollars in damages to seven women who were physically and sexually abused by Tony Alamo when they belonged to the evangelist's ministry.
09, Mar 2014 - Kansas Supreme Court rules for schools
Arkansas City Public Schools Superintendent Ron Ballard said he was pleased with the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling Friday in a school finance lawsuit.
09, Mar 2014 - Washington, AR US court to look at inmateâ€™s right to grow beard
WASHINGTON: 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.
09, Mar 2014 - Drug firms tell Arkansas Supreme Court that award of $1.2B over antipsychotics drug was error
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A lawyer for two drug companies told the Arkansas Supreme Court that the state improperly relied on federal regulations in a lawsuit that resulted in a $1.2 billion award over the companies' ...
09, Mar 2014 - West Memphis, AR Argument preview: High-speed chases â€” again
At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the Supreme Court will again review the constitutional rules for high-speed police chases, in the case of Plumhoff v. Rickard. Arguing for the police officers seeking legal immunity will be Michael A. Mosley, a practitioner in North Little Rock, Arkansas, with twenty minutes of time. Representing the federal government as an amicus in support [â€¦]
09, Mar 2014 - Martha Shoffner makes federal court appearance
Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner made an initial appearance in court today on recently filed federal charges that she'd illegally spent campaign money on herself. David Goins of Fox 16/KARK reports that Shoffner had no comment for reporters and that her attorney said he was prepared for trial Monday on earlier charges that she took money from a securities salesman in return for state ...
09, Mar 2014 - Drug firms argue against $1.2B Arkansas judgment
A lawyer for two pharmaceutical companies argued Thursday that the Arkansas Supreme Court should reverse a $1.2 billion judgment because the trial judge improperly applied a law in the state's lawsuit ...
09, Mar 2014 - Statement expected today from court candidate Mike Maggio over web postings
Circuit Judge Mike Maggio of Conway, a candidate for Arkansas Court of Appeals, has still not issued a public statement about his investigation by a judicial ethics agency for comments made on an LSU fan website. Under a pseudonym, Maggio apparently made dozens of provocative comments and also revealed a confidential adoption proceeding in his court by the famous actress, Charlize Theron ...