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Arkansas Supreme Court race forecast: Mud, money

posted: 05/24/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

This fall's Arkansas Supreme Court runoff will include a candidate favored by Washington, D.C.-based groups that spent more than $1 million on TV ads on the race.

Goodson, Sterling in Arkansas Supreme Court runoff

updated: 05/23/2018 2:35 p.m. Comments 11

Targeted by out-of-state attack ads, Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson survived an initial round of voting Tuesday and advanced to a November runoff election where she will face David Sterling, the beneficiary of outside spending.

Virden prevails in Arkansas Court of Appeals race

posted: 05/23/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Bart Virden won re-election Tuesday over first-time political candidate Johnnie Copeland, based on complete but unofficial returns in the state's only competitive appeals court race.

2 advance to runoff in race for Arkansas Supreme Court seat marked by spending by outside groups

updated: 05/22/2018 11:35 p.m. Comment 1

The race for a seat on the Arkansas Supreme Court ended in a runoff Tuesday after none of the three challengers secured a majority of the vote.

Cable provider appeals ruling ordering Little Rock stations to stop airing ad attacking high court justice

posted: 05/22/2018 6:03 p.m. Comments 2

A cable provider in Arkansas is appealing a judge's ruling ordering it and several Little Rock TV stations to stop running a conservative group's ad attacking a state Supreme Court justice seeking re-election.

Arkansas justice's hearing in ad suit called off

posted: 05/22/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

FORT SMITH -- A judge canceled a hearing Monday on a motion from attorneys representing Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson who filed suit in Sebastian County Circuit Court last week over the airing of attack ads during her re-election campaign.

Arkansas judge postpones hearing on Supreme Court race ads

updated: 05/21/2018 2:48 p.m. Comments 4

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas judge has postponed a hearing on a state Supreme Court justice's third lawsuit aimed at halting a conservative group's TV ad attacking her during her re-election bid.

State high-court rivals report on finances

posted: 05/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Court of Appeals Judge Kenneth Hixson collected more campaign contributions for his state Supreme Court race in April than his two opponents -- incumbent Associate Justice Courtney Goodson and lawyer David Sterling -- combined.

Rulings split in Arkansas Supreme Court justice's legal battle over TV attack ads

posted: 05/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson won, and then lost, in her two-part legal battle Friday against attack ads that have hounded her re-election campaign.

2 hopefuls in race for 3-county judge post

posted: 05/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A district judge and a corporate lawyer are vying for the Division 1 judge's seat in the 20th Judicial Circuit.

Judge rules some stations can air ads attacking Arkansas Supreme Court justice hours after another judge blocks other broadcasters

updated: 05/18/2018 5:08 p.m. Comments 7

An Arkansas judge has ruled that some TV stations can resume running an out-of-state conservative group's ad criticizing a state Supreme Court justice seeking re-election, and the ruling comes just hours after another judge blocked other stations from airing it.

Owner of Arkansas TV stations challenges order blocking ad attacking high court justice; new judge assigned to case

updated: 05/17/2018 4 p.m. Comments 3

Pulaski County Judge Mackie Pierce was assigned to Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson’s lawsuit in Washington County Circuit Court on Thursday, after all the regular judges in that court recused.

Arkansas judge recuses from justice's attack-ad suit; order restricting TV stations still in place for now, he says

posted: 05/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

A Washington County circuit judge on Wednesday recused from a lawsuit filed by state Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson over negative campaign ads, after reports that the judge's wife had financial connections to Goodson's husband.

Arkansas judge who blocked TV ads removes himself from Supreme Court justice's case

updated: 05/16/2018 4:52 p.m. Comments 9

A Washington County circuit judge who ordered that negative political ads against Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson be pulled off the airwaves recused himself from further involvement in the case Wednesday.

Judge who blocked ads against Arkansas Supreme Court justice reported receiving income from her husband's law firm

posted: 05/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 10

A Northwest Arkansas judge who ordered that attack ads critical of Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson be taken off the air this week reported receiving income, through his wife, from the law firm of Goodson's husband.

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