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2 Appeals Court judges moving to Supreme Court

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 20, 2014 at 11:28 p.m.

Two judges from the Arkansas Court of Appeals will be moving to the state Supreme Court next January.

Robin Wynne of Fordyce defeated lawyer Tim Cullen of Maumelle in balloting Tuesday. Wynne will replace Justice Donald Corbin, who is not running for re-election after more than 20 years on the bench.

Two other Supreme Court seats were on the ballot. Justice Karen Baker was re-elected without opposition, and Court of Appeals Judge Rhonda Wood was unopposed for a seat being vacated by appointee Cliff Hoofman. He was ineligible to run since he was appointed to replace Justice Robert Brown in late 2012.

An advertisement late in the race criticized Cullen for defending an accused sex offender in case. Wynne's campaign said it had nothing to do with the ad.

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