Arkansas

165 ABA Journal Arkansas articles.

JDs from middle-ranked schools in states with many public colleges may give best investment return
Between 2010 and 2014, net tuition declined the most at middle-ranked law schools, due to merit scholarship patterns associated with maintaining or improving rankings, according to a law review article by Jerome M. Organ, which looks at variable returns on investing in a law degree.
Inmates’ escape par for the course in private prison transport industry

The private prisoner transport company whose van was stolen by two inmates last week in Oklahoma — precipitating a national manhunt that remains underway — may be feeling a sense…

Supreme Court Report: Married with Kids

In Pavan v. Smith, the court issued a per curiam decision, over the published dissent of three justices, that requires the state of Arkansas to treat the issuance of birth certificates for the children of same-sex married couples exactly as it does for opposite-sex married couples.

Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, 8th Circuit rules

Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, the St. Louis-based 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled (PDF) on Wednesday.

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Arkansas governor dismisses calls for investigation of convulsions during execution

On Thursday night, Arkansas carried out the fourth of eight executions it scheduled over 11 days, putting Kenneth Williams to death for the murder of a deputy prison warden nearly…

Judge pulled from Arkansas execution cases accuses state’s AG and Supreme Court of ethics violations

When Arkansas planned to execute eight inmates in 11 days, state judge Wendell Griffen was one of several on the federal and state levels to block the executions—in his case…

Arkansas carries out double execution after courts deny stay requests

Updated: Arkansas executed two inmates on Monday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to grants stays.

Arkansas executed Jack Jones and Marcel Williams, report the Washington Post, the…

State judge who blocked Arkansas executions and protested is removed from capital cases

A state judge in Arkansas who barred the state from using one of its execution drugs has been removed from hearing capital cases after participating in death-penalty protests.

The Arkansas…

Federal and state judges block executions of eight Arkansas inmates; state appeals

Federal and state judges on Friday and Saturday temporarily blocked the execution of eight inmates in Arkansas, but the state is nonetheless preparing to execute two of the inmates Monday…

Two pharma companies file to stop Arkansas from using their drugs to execute seven inmates

Arkansas’ plan to execute seven inmates in less than two weeks has drawn the ire of two pharmaceutical companies who are trying to stop the state from using their drugs…

7 executions in 11 days wouldn’t allow due process, ABA president tells Arkansas governor
ABA President Linda Klein has asked the governor of Arkansas to delay an unprecedentedly accelerated series of executions scheduled for this month.
Suspended judge is reinstated after acquittal in hot-car death of his son

A suspended Arkansas judge who was acquitted last summer in the hot-car death of his son has been reinstated to the bench.

The Arkansas Supreme Court ordered the reinstatement…

LGBT protections in city ordinance struck down by Arkansas Supreme Court

The Arkansas Supreme Court has struck down a city ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity, the Associated Press reports, but it did not weigh in…

Arkansas lawyer is reprimanded over use of private investigators who misrepresented themselves

Updated: An Arkansas lawyer has been reprimanded in South Carolina for sending private investigators into the state to pose as customers and gather evidence of intellectual property infringement.

The South…

Arkansas judge agrees to quit, but denies charges of trading pretrial release for sexual favors

An Arkansas judge has agreed to resign even as he denies allegations that he lowered bail for some defendants and released others on their own recognizance in exchange for sexual…

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