updated: 12/17/2016 3:26 a.m.
Arkansas judges no longer are governed by an ethics rule that suggested they avoid learning about their campaign's donors, after staff attorneys Friday clarified the Arkansas Supreme Court's revised Code of Judicial Conduct.
posted: 12/16/2016 5:45 a.m.
Some judges and lawyers reported confusion Thursday about revised ethics rules issued by the Arkansas Supreme Court, including whether judicial candidates should continue to avoid learning who donates to their campaigns.
posted: 12/13/2016 5:45 a.m.
FORT SMITH — The state’s judicial disciplinary agency will investigate a complaint against District Judge-elect Jim O’Hern, after police found a bag of methamphetamine in a Little Rock hotel room registered in O’Hern’s name.
posted: 11/15/2016 5:45 a.m.
The Arkansas Bar Association plans to debate next month whether to push for a constitutional amendment to separate Supreme Court candidates from campaigns, politics and dark-money donors -- and appoint them to 14-year terms instead.
posted: 10/21/2016 2:38 a.m.
A federal judge in Fort Smith was wrong on all counts when he penalized five class-action lawyers, including University of Arkansas Trustee John Goodson, for dismissing a case from his court to settle in state court last year, according to a brief filed on the lawyers' behalf.
updated: 10/16/2016 4:21 a.m.
The Arkansas Supreme Court last week decided a battle between two of the biggest donor groups to the justices' own election campaigns -- lawyers and nursing-home owners.
updated: 09/12/2016 5:45 a.m.
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville will host a $450,000 party Friday night at Bud Walton Arena for about 400 invited donors and staff members.
posted: 09/08/2016 5:45 a.m.
Three University of Arkansas System trustees -- Reynie Rutledge, Kelly Eichler and Morril Harriman -- have ties to businesses that stand to earn at least $195,800 from a $160 million project to add upscale seats to Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, public records show.
updated: 08/27/2016 3:17 a.m.
The Arkansas attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide a question that has wound through state courts for more than a year.
posted: 08/26/2016 5:45 a.m.
A Washington lawyer known for attacking class-action settlements he claims are unfair is asking to side against John Goodson of Texarkana, one of Arkansas' best-known class-action practitioners, and 14 other lawyers in their appeal of a Fort Smith federal judge's reprimands.
posted: 08/20/2016 2:39 a.m.
Lyn Pruitt of Little Rock and two other defense lawyers have appealed a federal judge's ruling that they violated an ethics rule and abused the court system in moving a class-action insurance case from federal to state court for settlement, according to a notice of appeal filed Friday.
posted: 08/16/2016 5:45 a.m.
BOONEVILLE -- Consultants told Arkansas legislators Monday that many states have closed public institutions for developmentally disabled adults and children because of lawsuits, court orders, tight budgets and poor quality of life.
updated: 08/15/2016 5:45 a.m.
FORT SMITH -- Darrell Spells heard the first gunshot buzz by his head. The second struck his temple. Blood streamed down the Hackett police chief's face.
posted: 08/11/2016 5:55 a.m.
A Sebastian County sheriff's deputy was killed and the Hackett police chief was injured Wednesday morning when they were met by gunfire while responding to a disturbance call in the county.
posted: 08/10/2016 5:45 a.m.
Texarkana-based attorney John Goodson and 11 lawyers who work with him on class-action lawsuits have appealed a federal judge's ruling that they broke ethics rules and abused the court system.