Arkansas Supreme Court Decisions

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Recent Decisions From the Arkansas Supreme Court

In re: ADOPTION OF FINAL ORDER OF PROTECTION FORM (Dissenting)
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 266
Docket Number: CR-17-831
Zimmerman. v. Circuit Court of Miller County (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 264
Docket Number: CR-17-854

Justia Opinion Summary: Zimmerman was arrested for theft of property over $25,000 and second-degree forgery on September 10, 2012. An information was filed on December 6. Zimmerman was arraigned on December 11 and was ordered to appear on Febru...

Fletcher v. Arkansas (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 261
Docket Numbers: CV-17-693, CR-17-891

Justia Opinion Summary: Fletcher was convicted of capital murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole plus an additional 15 years for using a firearm in the commission of the crime. Fletcher’s attorney filed a no-merit brief pu...

Whitney v. Chancellor (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: September 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 259
Docket Number: CV-18-406

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court denied Whitney’s motion for reconsideration of an order that set a partial filing fee of $20 with respect to Whitney’s pro se civil complaint in tort against Chancellor. Whitney sought leave to file a b...

Thrower v. State (Majority)  
Date: September 13, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 256
Docket Number: CR-16-949

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s convictions for first-degree murder and arson, holding that there was sufficient evidence to support the convictions but that the case must be remanded for a new trial due to defici...

Lukach v. State (Dissenting)
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 246
Docket Number: CR-16-574
Rickey Brooks v. State of Arkansas (Dissenting)
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 247
Docket Number: CR-18-360
Chatmon v. State (Concurring)
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 251
Docket Number: CR-18-417
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