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Judge named to unsnarl court district in Delta

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday assigned a retired circuit judge from Fayetteville to the 1st Judicial District, giving him the authority to assign, reprioritize and preside over cases in the Delta’s troubled court system. Kim Smith, who spent 15 years as a prosecutor and a judge in Northwest Arkansas, also will serve as a consultant, reporting his observations and recommendations to the Supreme Court.

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