Arkansas Supreme Court Decisions

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Recent Decisions From the Arkansas Supreme Court

Redus v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 44
Docket Number: CR-18-844

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court treated Petitioner’s pro se motion for rule on clerk seeking to proceed with an appeal as a motion for belated appeal and denied the motion, holding that Petitioner’s petition was wholly without merit,...

Rainer v. State (Majority)  
Date: February 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 42
Docket Number: CR-12-80

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to proceed with a petition for writ of error coram nobis and Petitioner’s motion for default judgment, holding that Petitioner wa...

Segerstrom v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: February 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 36
Docket Number: CR-17-829

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Appellant’s sentence of life imprisonment with the possibility of parole imposed in connection with his conviction for one count of capital murder, holding that the circuit court erred in apply...

Love v. State (Majority)  
Date: February 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 39
Docket Number: CR-18-477

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court dismissing Appellant’s petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that the circuit court did not err in denying the writ of error coram nobis because Appe...

Chestang v. Mays (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 40
Docket Number: CV-18-567

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from an order denying his pro se petition for writ of mandamus and found that the motion for modification of that order was moot, holding that Appellant’s notice of appeal w...

Harmon v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 34
Docket Number: CV-16-898

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the circuit court in this dispute over reimbursement for costs arising out of a settlement, holding that some of the circuit court’s findings were p...

Conley v. Boll Weevil Pawn Co., Inc. (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: February 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 31
Docket Number: CV-17-678

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant’s third amended motion for class certification and remanded for further proceedings, holding that the trial court abused its discretion by not p...

Davis v. State (Majority)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 20
Docket Number: CR-09-339

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Petitioner’s fourth petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to file a petition for writ of error coram nobis in the trial court in his criminal case, holding that the petition was...

Linell v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 25
Docket Number: CR-17-118

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s denial of Appellant’s writ of mandamus seeking to order the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney to authorize the release of information and evidence from Appellant’s crimi...

Mills v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 21
Docket Number: CR-18-458

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from an order denying his pro se petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that the the Court lacked jurisdiction to consider the appeal. Appellant lodged his appeal...

Makkali v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 17
Docket Number: CR-93-284

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court so that he may file a petition for writ of error coram nobis in his criminal case, holding that Petitioner’s claim did not establ...

Buchanan v. State (Majority)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 19
Docket Number: CR-93-714

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to file a petition for writ of error coram nobis in his criminal case, holding that Petitioner’s claims did not establish a groun...

Protect Fayetteville v. City of Fayetteville (Majority)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 30
Docket Number: CV-17-849

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the circuit court and dismissed this matter in its entirety, holding that the circuit court exceeded its jurisdiction on remand, and therefore, its actions following remand were...

Protect Fayetteville v. City of Fayetteville (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 28
Docket Number: CV-17-873

Justia Opinion Summary: In this interlocutory appeal concerning legislative and executive privilege in Arkansas the Supreme Court held that the legislative and executive privileges exist in Arkansas. At issue in this case was whether Ordinance...

Conley v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 23
Docket Number: CV-18-559

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s denial of Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that because none of Appellant’s arguments provided evidence of probable cause to believe that Appellant...

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