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174 ABA Journal Arkansas articles.

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…

Lesbian moms’ rights not violated by birth-certificate law, Arkansas Supreme Court rules

Arkansas laws that require the mother and father to be listed on birth certificates don’t violate the constitutional rights of lesbian spouses, the Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled.

The court…

US indictment accuses ex-judge of tossing cases in exchange for compromising photos and paddlings

A federal indictment unsealed Monday accuses a former Arkansas judge of dismissing traffic and misdemeanor cases in exchange for photographing defendants as they picked up litter in “compromising positions” while…

Smaller towns outrank big cities in this list of best places for law grads

The small town of Hot Springs, Arkansas, once home to Bill Clinton, is the No. 1 place for law grads, according to a ranking by a startup that culls data…

Suits seek to block Arkansas referendum that would cap attorney fees and damages in medical cases

Two lawsuits filed this week seek to block an Arkansas ballot referendum that would cap noneconomic damages and attorney fees in medical injury cases with a state constitutional amendment.

On…

Federal judge reprimands five class-action lawyers for using court as a ‘bargaining chip’

A federal judge in Fort Smith, Arkansas, has reprimanded five class-action lawyers for dropping a federal case and refiling it in Arkansas state court with a proposed class a settlement.

Judge fines lawyer $4K for late courthouse arrival, unmoved by claim of bad cellphone reception

A murder trial was supposed to start Tuesday at 9 a.m. for Demarcus Veasey, who is accused of gunning down another young man early this year in Monticello, Arkansas.

But…

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