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Linda Satter

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Federal Courts reporter

Federal Courts reporter

Recent Stories by Linda Satter

Fraud-case lawyer seeks legal fees

posted: 12/03/2016 2:53 a.m. Discuss

In an unusual move, the attorney for one of two former One Bank & Trust executives acquitted of bank fraud charges Oct. 31 is asking a judge to order the government to pay the man's litigation expenses.

Ex-Arkansas doctor's 2 lawsuits over care in jail custody tossed

posted: 12/02/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Two federal lawsuits that a former Pope County doctor filed Nov. 12, 2015 alleging that he received inadequate medical care after being arrested in a 2009 grenade attack in West Memphis were dismissed Wednesday.

Arkansas prison-sex victim suing ex-chaplain

posted: 11/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

One of three women whom former prison chaplain Kenneth Dewitt admitted sexually assaulting at the women's prison in Newport is suing him and other prison officials for monetary damages.

Former Arkansas sheriff asks to no longer report as sex offender

posted: 11/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

An occasional entry in the electronic docket for the federal courts in Arkansas can conjure up a long-forgotten saga that once captured the sustained attention of Arkansans.

Ex-jailer sentenced in cell beatings

posted: 11/24/2016 1:06 a.m. Discuss

Randel Branscum, a former Stone County jail administrator, was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in federal prison for ordering two inmates in the Mountain View jail to beat up others he suspected of flooding jail cells the previous night.

Federal judge: Arkansas loitering law can't bar begging

posted: 11/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

A section of the state's loitering law that forbids begging for money, food or other charity violates the First Amendment, a federal judge said Tuesday in granting temporary and permanent injunctions forbidding its enforcement.

Ex-Arkansas jailer sentenced for having inmates beat 2 others

posted: 11/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A former jail administrator was sentenced Monday to a year and a day in federal prison for ordering two inmates in an Arkansas jail to beat up others he suspected of flooding jail cells the previous night.

Courts notebook

posted: 11/19/2016 3:26 a.m. Discuss

State's begging law set for U.S. hearing

Lawsuit request for stay granted

posted: 11/18/2016 3:10 a.m. Discuss

A federal judge agreed Thursday to temporarily "stay" all behind-the-scenes information-gathering efforts in a federal lawsuit challenging the way misdemeanor hot-check cases are prosecuted in Sherwood District Court.

Arkansas businessman denied prison delay

posted: 11/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Ted Suhl, a northeast Arkansas businessman convicted in July of bribing a state official to benefit his businesses, won't be allowed to remain free while appealing.

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