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171 ABA Journal Arkansas articles.

Anti-panhandling law likely violates First Amendment, 8th Circuit says

A ban on harassing panhandling in Arkansas is likely unconstitutional, and enforcement of the law may be banned statewide, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Lawyer accused of flying pregnant Marshallese women to US to place children for adoption

A lawyer who is also the assessor for Maricopa County, Arizona, is facing charges in three states for allegedly operating an illegal adoption scheme involving pregnant women from the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Arkansas AG seeks removal of judge from state matters; he is already banned from capital cases

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Tuesday asked the state supreme court to remove a Pulaski County judge from all cases involving her office.

Rutledge claimed that Judge Wendell Griffen…

Why this lawyer bought nearly $21,000 worth of shoes at Payless

An Arkansas lawyer taking advantage of a sale at Payless ShoeSource as it liquidated merchandise in bankruptcy bought more than 1,500 pairs of shoes, costing about $21,000.

Lawyer Carrie Jernigan…

Ethics case is tossed against judge who protested death penalty while ruling in execution drug dispute

The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission has tossed an ethics case against a judge who participated in death-penalty protests on the same day that he issued a decision…

Medicaid work requirements in these 2 states blocked by federal judge

On Wednesday, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., blocked work requirements imposed on Medicaid recipients in Kentucky and Arkansas.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said in the Arkansas decision

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.

In a…

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.

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