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KAIT Jonesboro
Arkansas court wants new order on birth certificate lawLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Members of Arkansas' Supreme Court say the state must
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 8 hours ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Members of Arkansas' Supreme Court say the state must change a law that kept same-sex couples from listing both of their names on birth certificates, but disagree on who should do it. The U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas' high court wants new order on birth certificate lawLITTLE ROCK — Members of Arkansas' Supreme Court say the state must change a la
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 8 hours ago
LITTLE ROCK — Members of Arkansas' Supreme Court say the state must change a law that kept same-sex couples from listing both of their names on birth certificates but disagree on who should do it. The U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled the Arkansas... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Arkansas court wants new order on birth certificate lawLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Members of Arkansas' Supreme Court say the state must
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 9 hours ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Members of Arkansas' Supreme Court say the state must change a law that kept same-sex couples from listing both of their names on birth certificates, but disagree on who should do it. The U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled the... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Group launches campaign for civil justice reform in ArkansasMedical Society was adopted in 2003. David Wroten, executive vice president of
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 2 days ago
Medical Society was adopted in 2003. David Wroten, executive vice president of the Arkansas Medical Society, says the Arkansas Supreme Court has nullified portions of the legislation since then. Supporters of proposals in other states have... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Business groups to support caps on lawsuit damagesConstitution. Their proposal, known as Senate Joint Resolution 8, also would sh
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
Constitution. Their proposal, known as Senate Joint Resolution 8, also would shift the final rulemaking authority of the Arkansas Supreme Court to the Legislature. Voters will decide the measure in the November 2018 general election. Before... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Appeal by Little Italy to incorporate deniedrepresented the water agency. At Thursday's hearing, Piazza granted both motio
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
represented the water agency. At Thursday's hearing, Piazza granted both motions. The decision can be appealed to the Arkansas Supreme Court or the state Court of Appeals, Fogleman said. Kristy Eanes, whose great-grandfather, Joseph Belotti,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Justices to forgo oral debate in execution-drug suitArkansas Supreme Court justices won't hear oral arguments before deciding a cas
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
Arkansas Supreme Court justices won't hear oral arguments before deciding a case seeking to disclose information about one of the state's lethal injection drugs, the court said Thursday. All but one of the seven high court justices ruled against a... Read more
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Daily Mail
Former Arkansas death row inmate freed after 16 yearsMarie Cholette her in February 2001 A judge granted a request to drop all char
Daily Mail / Posted 7 days ago
Marie Cholette her in February 2001 A judge granted a request to drop all charges against the confessed murderer Arkansas Supreme Court ruled because of mental diseases and defects, Rickey Dale Newman's confessions were deemed... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Former Arkansas death row inmate freed after 16 years AP News | 10/12/17 01:10 PM VAN BUREN, Ark. (AP) -- A former Arkansas death
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 7 days ago
AP News | 10/12/17 01:10 PM VAN BUREN, Ark. (AP) -- A former Arkansas death row inmate is a free man after spending more than 16 years in prison for murder. Rickey Dale Newman was released from... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Murder convict free after 16 yearsto Cottrell explaining his reasons for requesting dismissal of the charge, Fiel
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
to Cottrell explaining his reasons for requesting dismissal of the charge, Fields wrote that the Sept. 21 opinion by the Arkansas Supreme Court barred the state from introducing at Newman's retrial confessions he made to police after his arrest... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Arkansas drops murder charge against former death row inmateVAN BUREN, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas prosecutors dropped a murder charge against a f
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 7 days ago
VAN BUREN, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas prosecutors dropped a murder charge against a former death row inmate after courts ruled they couldn't use incriminating statements the man had made in a police interview. Rickey Dale Newman had told jurors he killed... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
Rutledge Files Motion to Dismiss Complaint in Death Row Lawsuitthat are mandatory for ADC inmates who seek to litigate such claims. Rutledge
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 9 days ago
that are mandatory for ADC inmates who seek to litigate such claims. Rutledge stated that the federal courts and the Arkansas Supreme Court have rejected claims that it is unconstitutional to carry out a lawfully imposed sentence of death on... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Fix for a broken programgovernment limits local taxation by types and amounts. So, state government ou
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
government limits local taxation by types and amounts. So, state government ought to help these communities. What the Arkansas Supreme Court declared illegal last week was the laundering scheme of appropriating general sums for general... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Director hired for high court operationThe Arkansas Supreme Court announced Monday that Marty Sullivan was hired to pe
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
The Arkansas Supreme Court announced Monday that Marty Sullivan was hired to permanently head the Administrative Office of the Courts, after serving several months as a temporary director of the office. Sullivan, who has worked with the... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
Top State Officials Now Involved In Griffen LawsuitJudge and the state's highest court also involves some of the state's top offic
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 10 days ago
Judge and the state's highest court also involves some of the state's top officials. Judge Wendell Griffen is suing the Arkansas Supreme Court after its members barred him from hearing any execution cases. The court's decision came after... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Guns, GIF, And The Governor’s Racehave been indicted on charges related to misuse and bribery involving GIF. Othe
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 10 days ago
have been indicted on charges related to misuse and bribery involving GIF. Others are being investigated, and the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled this week that the current system of GIF distribution is unconstitutional. Gray and the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas lawyer who led separate life as singer dies at 77Union County municipal judge, where he served for 20 years. In 1991, he was app
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
Union County municipal judge, where he served for 20 years. In 1991, he was appointed as a special chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. He served on the Arkansas Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee from 1992 until his death, at which time... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Grants ruling draws reactionState lawmakers say they were already planning to change how local projects are
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
State lawmakers say they were already planning to change how local projects are funded when the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down their previous method of individual legislators distributing millions in grants to pet programs. "I'm not sure if it... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Judge sues state supreme court over right to hear death penalty casesJudge Wendell Griffen, who has been twice elected to the office, filed the suit
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 13 days ago
Judge Wendell Griffen, who has been twice elected to the office, filed the suit in federal court on Thursday, suing the Arkansas Supreme Court over its decision to pull him off of all death penalty cases. At issue is an April move by the court... Read more
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WTKR Norfolk
Judge sues state supreme court over right to hear death penalty casesJudge Wendell Griffen, who has been twice elected to the office, filed the suit
WTKR Norfolk / Posted 13 days ago
Judge Wendell Griffen, who has been twice elected to the office, filed the suit in federal court on Thursday, suing the Arkansas Supreme Court over its decision to pull him off of all death penalty cases. At issue is an April move by the court... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Arkansas Supreme Court Rules GIF Dollars UnconstitutionalLITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday sided with former s
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 13 days ago
LITTLE ROCK (KFSM) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday sided with former state lawmaker Mike Wilson that leftover state dollars meted out to eight planning and development districts by the Arkansas Legislature is “unconstitutional,” according to... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Pulaski County Judge Sues Arkansas Supreme Court After Execution Case BanROCK (KFSM) — Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Wendell Griffen on Thursday (O
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 13 days ago
ROCK (KFSM) — Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Wendell Griffen on Thursday (Oct. 5) filed a federal lawsuit against the Arkansas Supreme Court, saying Chief Justice Dan Kemp and the state high court’s other seven members conspired to violate his... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Won't advise mercy for killer, panel saysGreene's death sentence was overturned by courts, but his third sentencing stuc
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
Greene's death sentence was overturned by courts, but his third sentencing stuck. In a related matter, a case before the Arkansas Supreme Court does not directly involve Greene but could affect his execution. Steven Shults, a Little Rock... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State pet-projects grants ruled illegalFor the third time in a little over a decade, the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thu
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
For the third time in a little over a decade, the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of a lawsuit by former state Rep. Mike Wilson of Jacksonville to stop lawmakers from funneling millions of dollars in state surplus money to local pet... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Griffen sues state's justicesPulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen on Thursday filed a federal lawsui
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against all seven members of the Arkansas Supreme Court, accusing them of violating state and federal laws by disqualifying him from presiding over any cases involving... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Supreme CourtThe released opinions Thursday. The court's ruling and the names of the cases
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
The released opinions Thursday. The court's ruling and the names of the cases are reprinted here. The full opinions and other court proceedings, including per curiam decisions, orders and submissions, can be found on the... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
AR Judge Barred from Execution Cases Sues State Supreme Courtpeople present protesting the death penalty," Griffen said. "We wanted to be pr
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 14 days ago
people present protesting the death penalty," Griffen said. "We wanted to be present in solidarity with Jesus." But the Arkansas Supreme Court took it at face value, barring him for life from cases involving capital punishment. On Thursday,... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Arkansas Supreme Court: Local grant system unconstitutionalBy ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supr
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 14 days ago
By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court says a system of grants lawmakers used to pay for local projects around the state violated a constitutional requirement that budget measures have a distinctly... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas Supreme Court: Local grant system unconstitutionalLITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court says a system of grants lawmakers used
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court says a system of grants lawmakers used to pay for local projects around the state violated a constitutional requirement that budget measures have a distinctly stated purpose. Justices on Thursday reversed a... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Arkansas Supreme Court: Local Grant System UnconstitutionalLITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court says a system of grants lawmakers used
Arkansas Business / Posted 14 days ago
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court says a system of grants lawmakers used to pay for local projects around the state violated a constitutional requirement that budget measures have a distinctly stated purpose. Justices on Thursday reversed a... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Hearing to dismiss murder case urgedto file statements and motions in Newman's case by the end of next week. Brain
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
to file statements and motions in Newman's case by the end of next week. Brain's letter to Cottrell said she expected the Arkansas Supreme Court to issue a mandate Oct. 10 on its ruling Sept. 21 rejecting Fields' appeal of Cottrell's order that... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Days-old firm won state granthave promised more indictments. Arkansas' General Improvement Fund grants also
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
have promised more indictments. Arkansas' General Improvement Fund grants also are the target of a lawsuit now before the Arkansas Supreme Court, filed by Jacksonville lawyer and former legislator Mike Wilson. The suit asks that the awards be... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
House will become a home with Habitat's fundraisingon-site by Bob Snyder, a day at Oaklawn Racing with Craig O'Neill and a private
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
on-site by Bob Snyder, a day at Oaklawn Racing with Craig O'Neill and a private flight around central Arkansas. Retired Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Paul Danielson presented the family of the late retired Associate Justice Donald J. Corbin... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jajuan Annette ArcherWorth, I wouldn't have known what steps to take." Rebekah Tucci is the former
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
Worth, I wouldn't have known what steps to take." Rebekah Tucci is the former director of the Domestic Violence Program, Arkansas Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Courts. She met Archer when Archer reached out to her about the 63-page... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Inmate too 'psychotic' to kill, lawyers argueviewed favorably by the Parole Board and later approved by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
viewed favorably by the Parole Board and later approved by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Four men were executed. Also Thursday, the Arkansas Supreme Court agreed to speed up its consideration of a case in which a Little Rock attorney is seeking records... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Justices let killer have out-of-state attorneysFive out-of-state attorneys were given one-time permission Thursday to practice
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
Five out-of-state attorneys were given one-time permission Thursday to practice before the Arkansas Supreme Court as part of the legal team for a convicted murderer on death row. The attorneys are all licensed to practice in New York or the District... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Judge blocks revision of state begging ban, says law's still illegalof the Constitution. Criminalizing protected speech is never insignificant." W
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
of the Constitution. Criminalizing protected speech is never insignificant." Wilson rejected an argument that he allow the Arkansas Supreme Court an opportunity to narrow the law to ensure its constitutionality. He said the law "is not readily... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Court stays lethal-drug rulingThe Arkansas Supreme Court on Wednesday relieved the state Department of Correc
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Wednesday relieved the state Department of Correction from having to release by the end of business today the documents that could provide details about the origins of its execution-drug supply. Drug labels and package... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
Immediate Stay Protects Execution Drug Packages from Being ReleasedLITTLE ROCK, Ark.- The Arkansas Supreme Court has granted an immediate stay thu
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 22 days ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- The Arkansas Supreme Court has granted an immediate stay thus enforcing that the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) does not have to turn over execution drug packages. Sixth Judicial Circuit Judge Mackie Pierce originally... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Attorney asks court to not halt execution drug label rulingthe state's highest court to not block an order requiring officials to release
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 23 days ago
the state's highest court to not block an order requiring officials to release the material. Steven Shults asked the Arkansas Supreme Court Tuesday to deny the state's motion to halt a judge's order requiring the release of the labels and... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Attorney asks Arkansas Supreme Court to not halt execution-drug-label rulingthe state's highest court to not block an order requiring officials to release
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
the state's highest court to not block an order requiring officials to release the material. Steven Shults asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Tuesday to deny the state's motion to halt a judge's order requiring the release of the labels and... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State appeals reveal-lethal-drug-seller ruling to justicesState attorneys asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday to halt a Pulaski Co
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
State attorneys asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday to halt a Pulaski County judge's order for the Department of Correction to release details about its supply of execution drugs before the end of the week. The state's highest court has... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Emergency motion for stay filed in Arkansas' execution drugs caseprison system to disclose labels that will identify the maker of a lethal injec
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
prison system to disclose labels that will identify the maker of a lethal injection drug. The motion filed Monday with the Arkansas Supreme Court challenges the order issued last week by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Mackie Pierce giving prison... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Convicted bomber petitions for pardonhome at 1500 South Valentine sits abandoned today. Maceo Binns Jr., then 30, a
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 26 days ago
home at 1500 South Valentine sits abandoned today. Maceo Binns Jr., then 30, also was convicted in the bombing. The Arkansas Supreme Court later overturned Binns' conviction after finding his confession was coerced, professors Jim Ross and... Read more
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Brainerd Dispatch
Arkansas art teacher had sex with four students, police saysaid his office decided not to press charges on behalf of the three boys who we
Brainerd Dispatch / Posted 27 days ago
said his office decided not to press charges on behalf of the three boys who were 18 or older because the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that there is a fundamental right to privacy that protects all private, consensual,... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Arkansas court OKs new sentence hearings for juvenile lifersLITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for judges
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 27 days ago
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for judges in the state’s largest county to hold resentencing hearings for seven inmates who received life terms as juveniles, which could set a course for how other state courts... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
‘Boys brag’: Arkansas police say art teacher had sex with four studentssaid his office decided not to press charges on behalf of the three boys who we
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 27 days ago
said his office decided not to press charges on behalf of the three boys who were 18 or older because the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that there is a fundamental right to privacy that protects all private, consensual,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Judge denies state's motion to stop Fayetteville civil rights ordinanceanswer the city's request to be deposed and attorneys for both sides must work
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 27 days ago
answer the city's request to be deposed and attorneys for both sides must work together during the discovery process. The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled in February the ordinance violates a state law, Act 137, but sent the question of whether the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jacksonville can't get chief back for nowThe Arkansas Supreme Court has denied a motion by Jacksonville that would've te
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 27 days ago
The Arkansas Supreme Court has denied a motion by Jacksonville that would've temporarily reinstated the city's police chief. Jacksonville Police Chief Geoffrey Herweg had been on the job fewer than three months when Pulaski County Circuit Judge... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
High court rules on youth termstheir youth can go before a judge for new sentences -- despite a new law statin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 27 days ago
their youth can go before a judge for new sentences -- despite a new law stating what their term in prison should be -- the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The split decision from the state's highest court denied a petition from Attorney... Read more
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