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Arkansas Business
Carl Vogelpohl to Lead Tort Reform EffortCarl Vogelpohl, who has been chief of staff for Arkansas Attorney General Lesli
Arkansas Business / Posted yesterday
Carl Vogelpohl, who has been chief of staff for Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, has left the post and will oversee Arkansans for Jobs and Justice, a coalition that will campaign for a tort reform measure on the ballot next year. Randy... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Begging ban's lawsuit halted during appealbeliefs, the section "is a content-based restriction of constitutionally protec
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
beliefs, the section "is a content-based restriction of constitutionally protected speech," Wilson said. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said she respectfully disagreed with the ruling, and her office immediately appealed the preliminary ruling... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Hutchinson leads in campaign fundschief political strategist, Jon Gilmore, said Monday. The campaigns for Lt. Gov
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
chief political strategist, Jon Gilmore, said Monday. The campaigns for Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, both Republicans, filed one report rather than two separate reports as well. "Our staff is aware of this,"... Read more
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The Christian Post
Court Delays Law That Would Stop Planned Parenthood From Doing Abortions in ArkansasAct 577 and then in Jan. 2016 issued a preliminary injunction against the new l
The Christian Post / Posted 2 days ago
Act 577 and then in Jan. 2016 issued a preliminary injunction against the new law. In Aug. 2016, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed a brief requesting that the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals reverse Judge Baker's injunction. Last... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
New HQ Opens for Arkansas RepublicansThe Republican Party of Arkansas dedicated its newest building. Governor Asa H
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 3 days ago
The Republican Party of Arkansas dedicated its newest building. Governor Asa Hutchinson, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, and members of the Arkansas delegation were there to debut the recently completed "Rockefeller Republican Center" on Sixth... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Lawmaker targets misuse of tax creditin another state from claiming the credit in an Arkansas county in the same cal
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
in another state from claiming the credit in an Arkansas county in the same calendar year, Republican Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said in an advisory opinion last year. "But it should be noted that a property owner who claims both the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Abortion-case stay sustainedto ensure that medication abortions are conducted in a safe manner," Judd Deere
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
to ensure that medication abortions are conducted in a safe manner," Judd Deere, a spokesman for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, said Friday. He added, "Attorney General Rutledge will continue to defend this law and urge the Supreme... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Federal court grants injunction against Arkansas's abortion pill lawto ensure that medication abortions are conducted in a safe manner," Judd Deere
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 5 days ago
to ensure that medication abortions are conducted in a safe manner," Judd Deere, a spokesman for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, said in an email. "Attorney General Rutledge will continue to defend this law and urge the Supreme Court of... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Justices to forgo oral debate in execution-drug suitdepartment had announced it obtained a new supply of midazolam on the same day
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
department had announced it obtained a new supply of midazolam on the same day in August when Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked the governor to set an execution date for Jack Gordon Greene. Greene was convicted of capital murder in... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Begging statute ruling on holdstatute, citing laws prohibiting trespassing, harassment and impeding the flow
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
statute, citing laws prohibiting trespassing, harassment and impeding the flow of traffic. State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has said she disagrees with Wilson's decision, while Rita Sklar, executive director of the ACLU of Arkansas,... Read more
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Arkansas Business
PSC Chairman Criticizes Plan to Prop Up Coalwhich sought to limit carbon releases by the energy industry and had been chall
Arkansas Business / Posted 7 days ago
which sought to limit carbon releases by the energy industry and had been challenged in court by Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Rutledge hailed the widely expected announcement by Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State shift bars 9 nurse hopefulsdeferred status were previously licensed or revoke those licenses unless direct
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 8 days ago
deferred status were previously licensed or revoke those licenses unless directed to do so by Hutchinson, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge or staff legal counsel. Hutchinson said he will not request a review but did not directly say in response to... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Rutledge Seeks Dismissal For Greene’s Stay Of ExecutionPINE BLUFF (KFSM) — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has filed a motion to dism
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 8 days ago
PINE BLUFF (KFSM) — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has filed a motion to dismiss a stay of execution for convicted murderer Jack Greene, whose lawyers argue he isn’t competent to be executed due to a psychiatric disorder. In a motion filed Tuesday... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Arkansas asks court not to halt inmate's November executionis asking a state court to dismiss a condemned killer's bid to have his executi
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 8 days ago
is asking a state court to dismiss a condemned killer's bid to have his execution next month halted. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said in court papers filed Tuesday that a Jefferson County judge doesn't have the authority to stay Jack... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
Rutledge Files Motion to Dismiss Complaint in Death Row LawsuitLITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed a motion on Tuesday
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 8 days ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed a motion on Tuesday to dismiss death row inmate Jack Greene’s request to suspend his execution, claiming that the court has no jurisdiction to halt his impending execution. Greene’s... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Arkansas asks court not to halt inmate's November executionis asking a state court to dismiss a condemned killer's bid to have his executi
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 8 days ago
is asking a state court to dismiss a condemned killer's bid to have his execution next month halted. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said in court papers filed Tuesday that a Jefferson County judge doesn't have the authority to stay Jack... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
EPA chief gets out ax for Clean Power Plangovernment leaders have opposed the Clean Power Plan, joining a lawsuit over it
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 9 days ago
government leaders have opposed the Clean Power Plan, joining a lawsuit over it. On Monday, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued a statement supporting Pruitt's decision, citing questions of Clean Power Plan's legality and its... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Former DHS aide starts job as deputy AGtwo-year colleges and other entities. Bowen's salary is $100,000 a year, said
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 10 days ago
two-year colleges and other entities. Bowen's salary is $100,000 a year, said Judd Deere, a spokesman for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Bowen was paid $77,861 a year as chief of staff to Human Services Department Director Cindy Gillespie,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Harrison man, 74, faces porn countsYester was booked into the Boone County jail, where he was no longer listed as
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
Yester was booked into the Boone County jail, where he was no longer listed as an inmate Friday. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said in a statement that Yester was arrested after an investigation by her office's cyber-crimes unit.... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Deferred status trips up nursing studentsstatus "until we get direction from somebody that we have to," adding that its
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
status "until we get direction from somebody that we have to," adding that its staff legal counsel, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge or Gov. Asa Hutchinson could give such an order. A Sept. 29 gathering of Arkansas nursing educators in... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Arkansas Supreme Court Rules GIF Dollars Unconstitutionalof today’s decision by the high court, Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Micha
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 12 days ago
of today’s decision by the high court, Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Michael Gray demanded that Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and the Arkansas State Police launch an investigation into lawmakers’ fraudulent use of GIF money in a... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
BPD, FVPD Honored With Officer Of The Year Selectionsarmed robbery suspect earlier this summer. Cpl. Ken Trimberger received his aw
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 12 days ago
armed robbery suspect earlier this summer. Cpl. Ken Trimberger received his award Tuesday (Oct. 3) from Attorney General Leslie Rutledge in North Little Rock. On June 11, Trimberger was investigating an armed robbery at the Dollar General on... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas man, 74, arrested in child porn case, attorney general saysHarrison was booked into the Boone County jail on 30 counts of that charge, onl
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 12 days ago
Harrison was booked into the Boone County jail on 30 counts of that charge, online records show. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said in a statement that the arrest came after an investigation by the cyber crimes unit within her... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Pulaski County Judge Sues Arkansas Supreme Court After Execution Case Banout the harm to the company could not be reversed. Immediately following Griff
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 12 days ago
out the harm to the company could not be reversed. Immediately following Griffen’s ruling, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge argued the TRO should be removed because McKesson’s original lawsuit does not meet the threshold for... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State pet-projects grants ruled illegalto create a commission to receive and divide up money for local projects. That
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
to create a commission to receive and divide up money for local projects. That proposal never became law. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge represented state officials named in Wilson's lawsuit, including Department of Finance and Administration... Read more
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FOX News
Arkansas attorney general asks appeals court to allow abortion pill law to go into effectto move forward with a law that puts new requirements on doctors who dole out a
FOX News / Posted 13 days ago
to move forward with a law that puts new requirements on doctors who dole out abortion pills. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit on Wednesday to deny a request from Planned... Read more
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FOX News
Arkansas attorney general asks appeals court to allow abortion pill law to go into effectAn official photo of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. (Arkansas Attor
FOX News / Posted 13 days ago
An official photo of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. (Arkansas Attorney General's Office) The attorney general of Arkansas is asking a federal appeals court to allow the state to move forward with a law that puts new requirements on... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
State Parole Board Denies Clemency For Johnson County Killerto grant clemency in this unique case.” Lawyers for the state said that Burnet
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 13 days ago
to grant clemency in this unique case.” Lawyers for the state said that Burnett’s family deserves justice In August, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Greene had exhausted all of his appeals and requested Hutchinson set an execu... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
DACA's renewals deadline is todaythreatened to file a lawsuit over the directive, saying that it violated the U.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
threatened to file a lawsuit over the directive, saying that it violated the U.S. Constitution. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge was among those from 10 states who favored the potential litigation. After the Sept. 5 announcement, Trump... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Planned Parenthood files to block Arkansas law until reviewabortions until the U.S. Supreme Court reviews the case. In a response filed W
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
abortions until the U.S. Supreme Court reviews the case. In a response filed Wednesday, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis to deny the request for a stay of a recent ruling,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Murderer says he's not crazy as board weighs clemencyto North Carolina, where his life sentence has since been overturned on appeal.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 14 days ago
to North Carolina, where his life sentence has since been overturned on appeal. A spokesman for Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said it would be up to North Carolina. Greene said he wants to spend the rest of his life in a North... Read more
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KAIT Jonesboro
Arkansas seeks to move forward with abortion pill lawallow the state to move forward with imposing new restrictions on how the abort
KAIT Jonesboro / Posted 14 days ago
allow the state to move forward with imposing new restrictions on how the abortion pill is administered. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday to deny a request from Planned Parenthood to not allow... Read more
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Benton Courier
Benton officer recognized for heroic actionsthe Central Region Officer of the Year award for his actions to stop a bank rob
Benton Courier / Posted 14 days ago
the Central Region Officer of the Year award for his actions to stop a bank robbery in 2016. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge presented the award to Sgt. Davidson during the 2017 Outstanding Law Enforcement Officers of the Year Awards... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Planned Parenthood Seeks Halt to Arkansas Abortion Pill Lawthe state has argued the restrictions are needed to protect women's health. A
Arkansas Business / Posted 14 days ago
the state has argued the restrictions are needed to protect women's health. A spokesman for Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge did not have a comment on the filing. He said Rutledge will respond at the appropriate time in court. (All... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Planned Parenthood seeks halt to Arkansas abortion pill lawthe state has argued the restrictions are needed to protect women's health. A
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 15 days ago
the state has argued the restrictions are needed to protect women's health. A spokesman for Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge did not have a comment on the filing. He said Rutledge will respond at the appropriate time in court. Follow... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Planned Parenthood seeks halt to Arkansas abortion pill lawthe state has argued the restrictions are needed to protect women's health. A
Hawaii News Now / Posted 15 days ago
the state has argued the restrictions are needed to protect women's health. A spokesman for Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge did not have a comment on the filing. He said Rutledge will respond at the appropriate time in court. Follow... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Planned Parenthood seeks halt to Arkansas abortion pill lawthe state has argued the restrictions are needed to protect women's health. A
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 15 days ago
the state has argued the restrictions are needed to protect women's health. A spokesman for Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge did not have a comment on the filing. He said Rutledge will respond at the appropriate time in court. Follow... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas officials, law enforcement respond to Las Vegas shootingwith all victims and their families," U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton tweeted. U.S. Sen.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
with all victims and their families," U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton tweeted. U.S. Sen. John Boozman and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge also expressed sympathy for the victims and gratitude for law enforcement and medical officials on... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Arkansas attorney general asking court to block a city's LGBT protectionsafter justices ruled the measure violated a law aimed at banning local protecti
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 18 days ago
after justices ruled the measure violated a law aimed at banning local protections for LGBT people. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed a notice that she's appealing a Washington County judge's decision last week to deny the state's... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Arkansas AG asking court to block a city's LGBT protectionsafter justices ruled the measure violated a law aimed at banning local protecti
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 19 days ago
after justices ruled the measure violated a law aimed at banning local protections for LGBT people. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed a notice that she's appealing a Washington County judge's decision last week to deny the state's... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
AG affirms lid on harassment inquirythat he had not completed his review of it. In a nonbinding eight-page opinion
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 20 days ago
that he had not completed his review of it. In a nonbinding eight-page opinion released late Wednesday, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge wrote, "Because, as I understand it, the employee in question has not been suspended or terminated, these... Read more
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FOX 16 Little Rock
Lawyer Claims Death Row Inmate Incompetent to Be Executed Due to Psychotic Disorderto death on Oct. 15, 1993 for killing retired preacher, Sidney Burnett, of Knox
FOX 16 Little Rock / Posted 20 days ago
to death on Oct. 15, 1993 for killing retired preacher, Sidney Burnett, of Knoxville. In August, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge hand-delivered a letter to the Governor's Office requesting that an execution date be set for Greene. His... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Appeals court won't reconsider Arkansas abortion pill rulingabortion bill. The state has argued the restriction is needed to protect women'
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 20 days ago
abortion bill. The state has argued the restriction is needed to protect women's health. A spokesman for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said she was pleased the court denied Planned Parenthood's request. Follow Andrew DeMillo on Twitter at... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Judge blocks revision of state begging ban, says law's still illegalpublic passage; soliciting rides in certain places; and impeding the flow of tr
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
public passage; soliciting rides in certain places; and impeding the flow of traffic. A spokesman for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, whose office defended the rewritten law, said Wednesday in an email, when asked about Wilson's injunction,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Court stays lethal-drug rulingFreedom of Information Act. Gaines said the records are "a matter of public in
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
Freedom of Information Act. Gaines said the records are "a matter of public interest." A spokesman for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge declined to comment, saying the Supreme Court's order spoke for itself. In a separate letter Wednesday,... Read more
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MyMotherLode.com
Appeals court won't reconsider Arkansas abortion pill rulingabortion bill. The state has argued the restriction is needed to protect women'
MyMotherLode.com / Posted 21 days ago
abortion bill. The state has argued the restriction is needed to protect women's health. A spokesman for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said she was pleased the court denied Planned Parenthood's request. Follow Andrew DeMillo on Twitter at... Read more
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Arkansas Business
Judge Blocks Arkansas from Enforcing Anti-Begging Lawa statement. "Being poor is not a crime, and asking for help shouldn't land you
Arkansas Business / Posted 21 days ago
a statement. "Being poor is not a crime, and asking for help shouldn't land you in jail." A spokesman for Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said she disagreed with Wilson's ruling and was considering her options. At a hearing earlier this month,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Calls to act echo at CentralCity Manager Bruce Moore, who was a lead planner of the event; U.S. Rep. French
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
City Manager Bruce Moore, who was a lead planner of the event; U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Ark.; Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge; Secretary of State Mark Martin; and a delegation from Little Rock's sister city, Newcastle upon Tyne,... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
State appeals reveal-lethal-drug-seller ruling to justicesAct. Pierce ordered the state to produce the records for Shults by the close o
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
Act. Pierce ordered the state to produce the records for Shults by the close of business Thursday. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Monday sought an emergency stay of that order. A phone call to the law office representing Shults was not... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Emergency motion for stay filed in Arkansas' execution drugs caselawyer Steven Shults unredacted package inserts for recently acquired midazolam
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 23 days ago
lawyer Steven Shults unredacted package inserts for recently acquired midazolam. In the 12-page motion, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge argues that Pierce's order violates state law barring disclosure of information that may identify those who... Read more
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