Arkansas

165 ABA Journal Arkansas articles.

Arkansas Law Dean Wants to be Known as Lawyer of Faith

The woman who became the first African-American dean of the University of Arkansas law school is an expert in labor and employment law. But Cynthia Nance draws on her Lutheran…

Law Prof Sues Students, Says They Defamed Him by Calling Him a Racist

A constitutional law professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock has filed a defamation suit against two students that says they wrongly accused him of being a racist.

Suit By 308-Pound Inmate Says He Is ‘Literally Being Starved to Death’

A 308-pound inmate who lost more than 100 pounds since being jailed eight months ago on a murder charge claims he isn’t being fed enough.

Broderick Lloyd Laswell, who is…

Evicted by Library, Ark. Judge Holds Court in Hallway

A judge in Pine Bluff, Ark., has faced one of the biggest challenges of his career in recent weeks: hearing misdemeanor cases without a courtroom.

Concerned about safety issues and…

Ark. Reinstates Minimum Marriage Age

It took a bit of time, but Arkansas has reinstated its minimum marriage age after becoming the butt of jokes when it inadvertently…

Bullied at School for Years, Billy Wolfe Brings Suit, With His Parents’ Help

How is it that a student can be bullied at school, for years, without officials taking effective action to end the situation? A lengthy article in today’s New York Times…

Speeding Lawyer Not Fast Enough on Her Feet With Court Excuse

An Arkansas lawyer is facing a contempt of court charge after reportedly telling a Carroll County judge she couldn’t appear before him the next day because she was in St.…

Court Finds No 1st Amendment Right to Witness Full Execution

A federal judge in Arkansas has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of journalists seeking access to report all stages of the execution process.

Noting that state law provides…

Opinionated Judge’s Suit Against Discipline Body Tossed

A federal judge has dismissed a judge’s lawsuit against the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission for prosecuting him over remarks he made outside the courtroom.

U.S. District Judge David…

Pearl Jam Singer Benefit Funds Exculpatory DNA Tests

DNA tests funded with help from the lead singer of Pearl Jam have revealed that none of the teens convicted of killing three 8-year-old Arkansas boys in 1993 left genetic…

Opinionated Judge Wins Ethics Case

Arkansas appeals judge Wendell Griffen has won his battle with a state judicial conduct commission over comments he made criticizing the Bush administration.

The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission…

In AR, You’re Never Too Young to Marry

Arkansas lawmakers passed a law this year that inadvertently allows residents of any age—including toddlers—to marry so long as their parents agree.

The mistake may prompt the governor to call…




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