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Arkansas GOP chair Cody Hiland appointed to state Supreme Court

BY: - July 3, 2023

This story was updated at 4:49 p.m. on Monday, July 3, 2023. Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders appointed former U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland to the state Supreme Court on Monday, filling the seat left vacant by Associate Justice Robin Wynne’s death in June. Hiland, 51, has been the chair of the state’s Republican Party since […]

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Arkansas Supreme Court Associate Justice Robin Wynne dies at 70

BY: - June 22, 2023

This story was updated at 11:56 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2023. Robin Wynne, the associate justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court whose moderate stances sometimes balanced the court’s recent conservative shift, died Wednesday night. He was 70. Wynne’s death was confirmed in an email to members of the judiciary from Marty Sullivan, the director […]

Sen. Jonathan Dismang sits behind a desk in the Arkansas State Capitol

Lawmakers approve $20 million for Arkansas court management system upgrade

BY: - December 13, 2022

A legislative subcommittee on Tuesday approved $113.9 million in federal COVID relief funds to upgrade the state’s court management system and support broadband projects.  The Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts will use $20 million in American Rescue Plan Act dollars to accelerate development of a new system to replace its outdated one over the […]

$1M from opioid settlement will bolster drug treatment courts in Arkansas

BY: - October 11, 2022

Arkansas will direct $1 million of the $5.4 million it received from last year’s multi-state settlement with consulting giant McKinsey & Co. to the state’s 49 drug treatment courts, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Tuesday. “With this additional funding, it is my hope that the Administrative Office of the Courts can continue to successfully rehabilitate […]