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Arkansas attorney general to appeal rulings in Board of Corrections disputes

Arkansas’ attorney general on Tuesday filed notices that he plans to appeal both circuit court rulings that favored the state prison board over the state in recent legal disputes.
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A roundup of Central Arkansas judicial races on the March 5 ballot

Arkansans vote in both party primaries and nonpartisan judicial elections in three weeks.
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'Republican' Justice Barbara Webb's partisanship continues unabashed

Is there a definition of "nonpartisan" we're not aware of?

State Supreme Court agrees to expedite case filed by group seeking to require paper ballots and limit absentee voting

The high court ordered Secretary of State John Thurston and the Board of Election Commissioners to respond to the lawsuit by Friday, Jan. 26.
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Arkansas Supreme Court declines to rehear Pope County casino case; new application period likely

Arkansas’ highest court on Thursday declined to rehear an appeal in the case that stripped Cherokee Nation Businesses of the state’s fourth and final casino license.

Ark. Supreme Court rebukes circuit judge, removes him from case against Morton-owned nursing home

After nine years and five separate appeals, the underlying case has yet to reach trial, and yesterday's Supreme Court ruling seems likely to extend the delay. One hopes the decision was about the best interests of justice and not merely the result of some judicial gavel-measuring contest.
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State Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit over legislature's 'emergency clause' votes

Plaintiffs attorney Ali Noland blasted the decision, saying the various concurring opinions used "various legal gymnastics to get to [the] desired outcome."

Stay in the know with this For AR People news roundup

The last few months have been a whirlwind for Arkansas news.
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Justice groups push new DNA testing in West Memphis Three case

Three groups including The Innocence Project have joined Damien Echols' effort to get new DNA testing on shoelaces used to hogtie victims.

Supreme Court Justice Courtney Hudson joins race to fill Robin Wynne's seat

Mandatory judicial retirement and long-term decision-making influenced Hudson's decision to run for Wynne's seat this year.
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State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Webb announces she's running for chief

Webb's entry makes the chief justice race a three-woman contest with justices Rhonda Wood and Karen Baker.

Governor names special justice to hear LEARNS appeal before state Supreme Court

The governor has appointed a Republican lawyer from Perryville as a special justice in the LEARNS case now before the state Supreme Court.
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