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Arkansas justices rule resentencing law for inmates given life without parole as teens doesn't retroactively apply

The state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that an Arkansas man sentenced to life in prison as a teen — a punishment ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court — is not required to go through the resentencing path chosen by lawmakers.

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Arkansas Supreme Court race forecast: Mud, money

Voter reaction to attack ads still unclear, professor says

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.

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Arkansas AG, prodded by court, OKs ballot pitches

Wage, redistricting, casino proposals given green light

An ultimatum issued by the Arkansas Supreme Court on Wednesday spurred Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to again begin endorsing citizen-driven proposals for the 2018 ballot.

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Arkansas attorney general approves 4 ballot measures hours after high court's ruling

Hours after being told by the state's highest court to take action in approving one ballot measure on her desk, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge approved four Wednesday.

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Goodson, Sterling in Arkansas Supreme Court runoff

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

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.

Battle over health care, guns marks Arkansas Senate race

A proxy fight over guns, health care and the governor's second-term agenda is playing out in a Republican primary race for a state Senate seat in northeast Arkansas.

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

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.

Decision raises Goodson recusal questions

In a public courtroom Friday, lawyers speaking on behalf of state Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson argued that decades of free-speech precedents did not protect the attack ads being aired against the justice in her re-election campaign.

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After recusals, judge appointed for lawsuit against Arkansas TV stations over negative campaign ads

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Mackie Pierce of Little Rock will preside over a lawsuit filed in Washington County by Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson seeking to ban negative campaign ads.