Arkansas

165 ABA Journal Arkansas articles.

District attorney says testing rape kits is ‘our moral imperative’

In less than four years, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s national rape kit testing program has led to 186 new arrests and 64 new convictions, including 47 felony sexual assault…

Voters elect Arkansas justice who sued over ads; 2 West Virginia justices appointed after turmoil

Tumultuous Supreme Court races in Arkansas and West Virginia have ended with wins for the incumbents.

Federal judge denies Arkansas justice’s bid to halt attack ads by conservative DC group

A federal judge in Little Rock has refused an Arkansas justice’s request to halt attack ads by a conservative Washington, D.C., group that supports her election opponent.

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5 Arkansas justices file petition in their own court seeking to toss ethics charges against them

Five Arkansas Supreme Court justices are trying to block the state’s judicial discipline agency from sanctioning them over their quick decision to remove a judge from capital cases after he…

Lawyer in Arkansas same-sex marriage case sues co-counsel, says he denigrated her work
A lawyer who successfully sought to overturn Arkansas’ gay-marriage ban has filed a defamation suit against her co-counsel that argues he denigrated her work and wrongly accused her of inflating her work hours.
6 of 7 Arkansas Supreme Court justices charged over case of judge who protested death penalty
On the basis that the Arkansas Supreme Court did not give a state judge enough time to respond to a ruling that he be removed from all capital cases, ethical misconduct charges have been brought against six of the high court’s seven justices.
1881 Initiative aims to increase the number of female AGs

The Democratic Attorneys General Association has launched an initiative to elect more women to an underestimated position: state attorney general. DAGA’s 1881 Initiative is named for the first year two women ran for—and lost—state AG seats. The goal is to ensure that by 2022 at least half the Democratic attorneys general will be women.

Supreme Court declines to hear challenge to law that will end medication abortions in Arkansas
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to an Arkansas law that has the effect of ending medication abortions in the state.
Judge who blocked ads targeting Arkansas justice recuses, along with every other judge in his county

A special judge is being sought to hear a suit filed by Arkansas Justice Courtney Goodson and her re-election campaign after every judge in Washington County recused from the case.

Judge orders broadcasters to stop airing ads targeting Arkansas justice
Updated: An Arkansas judge has ordered several television broadcasters to stop airing ads targeting a state supreme court justice that are funded by the conservative group Judicial Crisis Network.
ABA president-elect nominee champions a mindset of ‘continuous improvement’

“There’s a lot of very innovative thinking by staff and volunteer leaders alike going on right now with regard to how we can deliver more efficiently, effectively and competently both the services that the association delivers to its members and the services ABA members deliver to the public,” says Judy Perry Martinez, of counsel with Simon, Peragine, Smith & Redfearn in New Orleans.

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8 states file brief supporting the government’s attempt to deny abortions to immigrant minors

Eight states described as having “a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life” have weighed in on a lawsuit seeking to clear the way for immigrant minors…

ABA letter expresses concern about execution of death-row inmate with mental-illness history
The ABA is expressing concern about the scheduled execution of an Arkansas death-row inmate with a history of severe mental illness.
Does private probation company have a constitutional right to cash in on the poor?

They elect local judges in Craighead County, Arkansas, and two men decided two years ago to run for the bench there with a clear mission statement: if elected they would…

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