Barbara Webb

Arkansas candidates for state and federal offices begin filing for 2024 election

BY: - November 6, 2023

Arkansas’ first candidates for next year’s elections formally entered their races Monday, kicking off the weeklong candidate filing period and the 2024 election cycle. President Joe Biden’s and Donald Trump’s campaigns registered for the ballot here along with representatives for other Republican presidential candidates: Vivek Ramaswamy, Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley. Two of Arkansas’ sitting […]

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Arkansas Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit challenging LEARNS Act emergency clause

BY: and - October 12, 2023

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a lower court’s ruling invalidating the LEARNS Act’s emergency clause and dismissed the case. The state’s high court was considering Attorney General Tim Griffin’s appeal of Pulaski County Judge Herbert Wright’s June ruling that the emergency clause of the governor’s sweeping education law is invalid because it was […]

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Former Democratic legislator, gubernatorial candidate to run for Arkansas chief justice

BY: - October 4, 2023

A former Democratic state legislator and gubernatorial candidate announced Wednesday that he would run against three sitting members for chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court. Jay Martin, who served in the Arkansas House from 2003-2006 and ran in last year’s Democratic primary for governor, formally announced his chief justice candidacy Wednesday, a few weeks […]

The Arkansas Judiciary Justice Building in Little Rock. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Third Arkansas Supreme Court justice announces chief justice bid

BY: - July 24, 2023

Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Barbara Webb announced Monday that she would run against two of her colleagues to lead the state’s high court. She joins Associate Justices Karen Baker and Rhonda Wood in the 2024 race to replace retiring Chief Justice John Dan Kemp. In a campaign announcement, Webb touted 20 years of experience on […]