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Arkansas Supreme Court reassigns Judge Maggio's cases

By The Associated Press

This article was published March 24, 2014 at 4:14 p.m.

The Arkansas Supreme Court has reassigned the caseload of a judge who is being investigated for online comments he posted anonymously and contributions he received linked to a nursing home that appeared before his court.

Chief Justice Jim Hannah on Monday ordered that a special judge or judges be assigned to hear the cases for Faulkner County Circuit Judge Mike Maggio.

Maggio this month dropped his bid for a seat on the Arkansas Court of Appeals after admitting to posting comments online that were criticized as racist and sexist. A judicial panel is investigating those posts, and also contributions he received from political action committees linked to a nursing home that saw its penalties reduced days after the donations were made.

The order did not specifically refer to either investigation.

Read Tuesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for more on this story.

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