Arkansas Supreme Court Decisions

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Recent Decisions From the Arkansas Supreme Court

Cage v. State (Majority)  
Date: October 12, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 277
Docket Number: CR-16-1125

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s convictions for capital murder and first-degree murder. The jury sentenced to Appellant life imprisonment without parole for capital murder and life imprisonment for first-degree mu...

In re Client Security Fund Comm. (Per Curiam)
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 274
In re Access to Justice Comm'n (Per Curiam)
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 275
In re Pro Bono Week (Per Curiam)
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 276
Holloway v. State (Majority)  
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 265
Docket Number: CR-16-432

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s order denying Appellant’s petition for postconviction relief filed pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37. In 2014, Appellant pleaded guilty to murder in the first degree and to ta...

Jones v. State (Majority)  
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 266
Docket Number: CR-16-588

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the sentence Defendant received in connection with his guilty plea to rape and attempted murder. A jury sentenced Defendant to a term of life imprisonment for rape plus sixty years on the charg...

Woods v. State (Majority)  
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 273
Docket Number: CR-16-659

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for the kidnapping and murder of his girlfriend. A jury sentenced Defendant to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for murder plus forty years imprisonme...

Rogers v. Knight (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 267
Docket Number: CV-16-834

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s dismissal of Appellant’s petition for declaratory judgment and writ of mandamus pertaining to the statutes that governed his parole-eligibility dates. Specifically, Appellan...

Wilson v. Walther (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: October 5, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 270
Docket Number: CV-17-90

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Defendants in this illegal-exaction suit alleging that certain acts of 2015, which appropriate funds from the Arkansas General Improvem...

Hicks v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: September 28, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 262
Docket Number: CR-16-125

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for capital murder for which Defendant was sentenced to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole in twenty-eight years. On appeal, Defendant challenged the suffic...

Hortenberry v. State (Majority)  
Date: September 28, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 261
Docket Number: CR-17-149

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s convictions of one count of rape and one count of sexual indecency with a child, for which Appellant was sentenced to concurrent terms of life and seventy-two months, respectively....

Pokatilov v. State (Majority)  
Date: September 28, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 264
Docket Number: CR-17-196

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s conviction for possession of a controlled substance with purpose to deliver, for which Appellant was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to pay a $5000 fine. The court he...

In re Bd. of Certified Ct. Rep (Per Curiam)
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 260
Turner v. State (Majority)  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 253
Docket Number: CR-16-1145

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s ruling that defense counsel was not ineffective for failing to dismiss the drug offense charges against Defendant based on a speedy-trial violation. The circuit court found...

State v. Newman (Majority)  
Date: September 21, 2017
Citation: 2017 Ark. 257
Docket Number: CR-17-239

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed the State’s appeal from an order for the circuit court granting Defendant’s motion to suppress two statements he made, holding that the appeal was improper under the court’s rules. After the S...

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