Arkansas Supreme Court Decisions

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Recent Decisions From the Arkansas Supreme Court

IN RE DISTRICT COURT RESOURCE ASSESSMENT BOARD (Per Curiam)
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 349
IN RE ARKANSAS BOARD OF LAW EXAMINERS (Per Curiam)
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 350
Martin v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 344
Docket Number: CR-00-1382

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted Petitioner’s petition to reinvest the circuit court with jurisdiction to consider his petition for writ of error coram nobis or other relief, holding that that Petitioner stated sufficient groun...

Rice v. State (Majority)  
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 346
Docket Number: CR-11-227

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s second pro se petition and supplemental petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner did not mee...

Arnold v. State (Majority)  
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 343
Docket Number: CR-18-15

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court convicting Appellant of first-degree murder and sentencing him to a term of life imprisonment, holding that substantial evidence supported the jury’s verdict that...

Pelletier v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 347
Docket Number: CV-18-264

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant’s petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court did not err in denying the petition because the charges did not violate dou...

Benson v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 333
Docket Number: CV-17-341

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the denial of Appellant’s petition for writ of habeas corpus, issued the writ, and remanded this case to the sentencing court, holding that Appellant’s judgment-and-commitment orders incorrectl...

Schnarr v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 333
Docket Number: CV-17-341

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of manslaughter after a third trial and remanded this case for a new trial, holding that Defendant should have been permitted to argue that...

Friday v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 339
Docket Number: CR-17-863

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s convictions for two counts of rape and sentences of life plus forty years’ imprisonment, holding that there was no prejudicial error in the proceedings below. Specifically, the Cou...

Osburn v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 341
Docket Number: CR-18-97

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s denial and dismissal of Appellant’s petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Appellant failed to demonstrate that the trial court abused its discretion in denying...

Hallman v. State (Majority)  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 336
Docket Number: CR-78-165

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s request to proceed with a petition for writ of error coram nobis and declined to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court or recall the mandate in Petitioner’s appeal but granted a p...

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPOINTMENT OF A SPECIAL JUDGE (Per Curiam)
Date: November 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 332
Foreman v. State (Majority)  
Date: November 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 330
Docket Number: CR-96-1272

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s petition asking that the Court reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court so that he may proceed with a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner did not establis...

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