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180 ABA Journal Arkansas articles.

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…

Claims of corruption by Wal-Mart in Mexico fizzle; Delaware court nixes shareholder suit

What once appeared to be a significant, multi-pronged probe of claimed widespread corruption concerning Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s Mexico operations has fizzled.

A three-year federal probe, while still ongoing, has determined…

Lawyer admits taking $100K in his law firm’s funds, gives up law license

An Arkansas lawyer has given up his law license in Arkansas and Oklahoma after acknowledging he converted more than $100,000 of law firm funds to his own use.

Lawyer Michael…

Nude photos of defendants at judge’s home a ‘turning point’ in resignation decision, official says

A part-time Arkansas judge facing a legal ethics case over accusations that he offered to reduce sentences in exchange for sexual favors has decided to resign, at the suggestion of…

Federal judge plans to sanction 16 lawyers for ‘gamesmanship’ and ‘forum shopping’

After issuing a show-cause order earlier this year, a federal judge has now lowered the boom.

In a Thursday decision, Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes III announced that he…

FBI to help authorities access iPhone and iPad of suspects in slaying of Arkansas couple

A successful attempt by the FBI to access the encrypted iPhone of a man responsible for a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, may be just the beginning of a…

Judge who reduced verdict from $5M to $1M, expecting campaign gift, gets 10 years in bribe case

A former Arkansas judge was sentenced Thursday to a maximum 10-year prison term for admittedly reducing a jury verdict in the expectation of a contribution to his planned campaign for…

Lawyer’s suit seeks declaratory judgment that he shoved state treasurer in self-defense

An Arkansas lawyer has sued the state treasurer on his own behalf, seeking a declaratory judgment that he acted in self-defense when he shoved the official at a deposition in…

Found delinquent in fatal school shootings, both perps sought or got guns after release at age 21

Two men found delinquent as juveniles in what was then one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history were confined for less than 10 years before being released on…

Judge is charged in hot-car death of his toddler son

An Arkansas judge is facing a misdemeanor charge of negligent homicide for the July 24 hot-car death of his 17-month old son.

Prosecutors charged Judge Wade Naramore of Garland…

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