2nd congressional district

Federal panel allows 4th Arkansas congressional redistricting lawsuit to continue

BY: - December 6, 2023

A federal three-judge panel late Tuesday declined to dismiss a challenge to Arkansas’ new congressional district map — a surprise decision given the same panel had dismissed a similar lawsuit earlier this year.  The order didn’t include the panel’s reasoning, but an explanation will be filed “in due course,” Judge D.P. Marshall Jr. wrote.  The […]

Retired Army colonel to run as Democrat for Central Arkansas congressional seat

BY: - October 18, 2023

A retired Army colonel this week became the first Democrat to announce plans to run against U.S. Rep. French Hill for Arkansas’ 2nd Congressional District seat. Marcus Jones, 51, of Little Rock filed with the Federal Election Commission Monday, less than two months after his retirement from the U.S. Army. “French Hill isn’t a bad […]

Side view of Arkansas State Capitol, Little Rock (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Part of Arkansas 2nd District redistricting lawsuit dismissed

BY: - October 24, 2022

A panel of three federal judges on Monday dismissed half of the lawsuit challenging the redistricting of Arkansas’ 2nd Congressional District. The judges gave the plaintiffs, who are challenging the redrawn district primarily over claims of racial gerrymandering, 30 days to amend their complaint to focus more on the three remaining claims.  The three outstanding […]