Arkansas Supreme Court Decisions

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Recent Decisions From the Arkansas Supreme Court

Jones v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 109
Docket Number: CR-10-447

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram knobs, holding that Petitioner failed to demonstrate that the writ should issue....

Chatmon v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 112
Docket Number: CR-13-1006

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis or, in the alternative, for a writ of certiorari, holding that Petitioner di...

Harrell v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 120
Docket Number: CR-17-471

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner failed to demonstrate a violation of Brady v. Maryl...

Torres v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 101
Docket Number: CR-17-89

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case brought by the State bringing a charge of capital murder under alternate theories, rape felony murder and child-abuse murder, the Supreme Court reversed Appellant's conviction of capital murder and remanded...

King v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 114
Docket Number: CR-18-366

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's capital-murder conviction, holding that the circuit court did not commit prejudicial error in the proceedings below. Specifically, the Court held (1) the circuit court properly den...

Collins v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 110
Docket Number: CR-18-478

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant's conviction for capital murder, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in not allowing Appellant to impeach a pr...

JEREMY KENNEDY v. JOHN FELTS, CHAIRMAN, ARKANSAS PAROLE BOARD (Majority)
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 104
Docket Number: CV-17-63
Hartman v. Reardon (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 116
Docket Number: CV-18-310

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying Mother's petition to terminate the guardianship of her two minor children, holding that the circuit court erred in finding that it remained in the best in...

Walther v. Wilson (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 105
Docket Number: CV-18-601

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's award of attorney's fees to Plaintiff in his illegal-exaction lawsuit successfully challenging the constitutionality of certain legislative acts but remanded for further pro...

Arkansas Department of Human Services v. Ledgerwood (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 121
Docket Number: CV-18-617

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court's order holding the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) in contempt but dismissed DHS's appeal of a temporary restraining order enjoining its emergency rule, holding t...

Foreman v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 108
Docket Number: CV-18-670

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's denial of Appellant's petition for writ of habeas corpus filed under Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-101, holding that the circuit court did not err in denying the petition. Appellan...

Williams v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: April 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 96
Docket Number: CR-18-68

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant a resentencing hearing and imposing a life sentence with parole eligibility pursuant to the Fair Sentencing of Minors Act (FSMA), holding that b...

Scott v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 94
Docket Number: CR-98-1167

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's fifth pro se petition requesting permission to proceed with a petition for writ of error coram nobis in the trial court, holding that Petitioner did not satisfy any ground for granti...

KW-DW Properties, LLC v. Arkansas State Highway Commission (Majority)  
Date: April 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 95
Docket Number: CV-18-47

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's entry of a $650 deficiency judgment against the Arkansas State Highway Commission after a jury determined that the Commission owed KW-DW Properties, LLC $36,000 for just com...

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