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174 ABA Journal Arkansas articles.

Afternoon Briefs: DNA on murder weapon isn’t from executed man; lawmakers embrace firing-squad executions

DNA suggests murder was carried out by someone other than executed man

DNA tests on a murder weapon and a bloody shirt are not a match with the man executed…

Parking lot tiff between judge and politician’s son leads to ethics investigation

A parking lot tiff between a judge and the son of a former House of Representatives speaker in Arkansas has led to an ethics investigation by the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission.

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer for accused Capitol rioter says ‘biatch’ less offensive; charge dropped against Boies Schiller partner

Lawyer for accused US Capitol rioter says ‘biatch’ is less offensive

A lawyer for accused U.S. Capitol rioter Richard “Bigo” Barnett of Gravette, Arkansas, has said his client didn’t use…

Falling behind on rent could mean jail time in one state, but that could change

Only Arkansas permits criminal consequences for nonpayment of rent—and it has enforced the law during the pandemic. Now, after ProPublica investigated the practice, some legislators want to revoke the statute.

Federal appeals judges suggest SCOTUS should allow states to ban ‘eugenics’ abortions

A Jan. 5 federal appeals decision is getting some attention because of concurrences suggesting that the U.S. Supreme Court should revisit its abortion decisions.

State supreme court calls prosecutor’s courthouse campaigning an ‘exploitation of the judicial system’

The Arkansas Supreme Court overturned a man's murder conviction Thursday after finding that the prosecutor improperly campaigned in the courthouse during the trial.

Supreme Court will decide legality of work requirements for Medicaid recipients

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lawfully authorized Arkansas and New Hampshire to test work requirements for Medicaid recipients.

No new wave of election lawsuits emerged Tuesday; which pending cases could make a difference?

A wave of Election Day litigation did not materialize Tuesday, even as President Donald Trump vowed to take voting cases to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Will Roberts opinion ‘eviscerate abortion rights’? 8th Circuit cites new standard

Abortion restrictions should be evaluated under a new approach as a result of a June opinion by U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., a federal appeals court said Friday.

2020 state of the profession report shows dearth of lawyers in rural areas, attorney debt struggles

Some states with the highest amount of lawyers per capita also have rural areas with few, if any, attorneys, according to the 2020 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession.

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer pleads guilty in adoption scheme; prosecutor who quit in Roger Stone case gets new job

Lawyer pleads guilty in illegal adoption scheme

A lawyer and former assessor in Maricopa County, Arizona, pleaded guilty Friday to human smuggling and communications fraud in connection with an

Afternoon Briefs: 8th Circuit OKs surgical abortion ban; holdout juror’s ouster leads to new trial

8th Circuit allows Arkansas to ban most surgical abortions during pandemic

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis has allowed Arkansas to enforce its ban on surgical…

ABA brief criticizes trend in which courts fail to consider prevailing norms in ineffective assistance cases

The ABA has filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reaffirm that courts must look to “prevailing professional norms” when assessing lawyers’ performance in ineffective assistance cases.

Afternoon Briefs: Texas university leader leaves without blame for law school scandal; judge sides with immigrants

Texas Southern University president leaves school with no blame for alleged law school misconduct

Texas Southern University is parting ways with its president without any claims of wrongdoing, which is…

DC Circuit strikes down Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down work requirements for Medicaid recipients approved for use in Arkansas.

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