emergency clause

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

With Arkansas LEARNS in effect, should the Supreme Court rule on emergency clause case?

BY: - August 15, 2023

The Arkansas Supreme Court now must choose whether to decide once-and-for-all if the state Legislature’s process for voting on emergency clauses is constitutional. That is one of several questions that have been put before the high court in the appeal of a case that delayed implementation of the LEARNS Act. The Phillips County residents and […]

Pulaski County Courthouse

Arkansas LEARNS Act again on hold following court ruling

BY: and - June 30, 2023

A Pulaski County judge has again struck down the emergency clause of the LEARNS Act, halting implementation of the governor’s signature education law for a second time.  Judge Herbert Wright issued an order Friday that states the law’s emergency clause was not enacted pursuant to the Arkansas Constitution, which requires a separate roll-call vote garnering […]