Arkansas Supreme Court Decisions

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Recent Decisions From the Arkansas Supreme Court

In re Suspension of Attorneys (Per Curiam)
Date: April 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 150
Lee v. State (Concurring)
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 148
Docket Number: CR-08-160
Williams v. State (Per Curiam)  
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 145
Docket Number: CR-14-1088

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner was found guilty of murder in the first degree and abuse of a corpse. Petitioner was sentenced as a habitual offender to an aggregate sentence of life imprisonment. The Supreme Court affirmed. Now before the C...

Noble v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 142
Docket Number: CR-16-228

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Appellant was convicted of first-degree murder and six counts of terroristic acts. Appellant was also found guilty of using a firearm during the commission of a felony on each count. On appeal, Appell...

Lewis v. State (Per Curiam)  
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 144
Docket Number: CR-16-961

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant entered a plea of nolo contendere to second-degree sexual assault and was sentenced to 180 months’ imprisonment. Approximately forty-one months after the judgment in his case had been entered, Appellant filed a...

Lee v. State.Hart J. dissent (Dissenting)
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 149
Docket Number: Cr-17-315
Troutman v. Troutman (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 139
Docket Number: CV-16-144

Justia Opinion Summary: Mother and Father divorced in 2005. In 2012, the circuit court memorialized an agreement by the parties raising Father’s child-support obligation to $6,005 per month. In 2014, Father filed a petition to reduce his child...

Department of Arkansas State Police v. Keech Law Firm P.A. (Majority)  
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 143
Docket Number: CV-16-545

Justia Opinion Summary: Roby Lowery Stapleton was murdered in 1963. Her murder remains unsolved. In 2013, through the Keech Law Firm, Stapleton’s family made a formal written request to the Department of Arkansas State Police (ASP) for a copy o...

Pitts v. Drummond (Per Curiam)
Date: April 20, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 146
Docket Number: CV-16-907
Johnson v. State.dissent.2 (Dissenting)
Date: April 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 138
Docket Number: CR-17-312
Johnson v. State.dissent (Dissenting)
Date: April 19, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 137
Docket Number: CR-17-312
Davis v. State.dissent (Dissenting)
Date: April 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 135
Docket Number: CR-92-1385 & CR-00-528
Davis v. State (Dissenting)
Date: April 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 133
Docket Number: CR-92-1385 & CR-00-528
Ward v. State.dissent (Dissenting)
Date: April 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 136
Docket Number: CR-98-657
Ward v. State.d (Dissenting)
Date: April 17, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 134
Docket Number: CR-98-657
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