Arkansas Supreme Court Decisions

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Recent Decisions From the Arkansas Supreme Court

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...

Rea v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: November 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 329
Docket Number: CV-18-135

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded for further findings of fact this appeal from the denial of Appellant’s petition to proceed in the circuit court as a pauper with a petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit...

Mitchell v. State (Majority)  
Date: November 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 331
Docket Number: CV-18-289

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s denial of Appellant’s pro se petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant failed to allege a basis for the circuit court to grant the writ. Appellant was co...

Drennan v. State (Majority)  
Date: November 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 328
Docket Number: CR-17-1011

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s conviction of first-degree murder and sentence of life imprisonment, holding that there was no reversible error in the proceedings below. On appeal, Appellant argued that there was...

Reams v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: November 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 324
Docket Number: CR-17-654

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part the judgment of the circuit court granting in part and denying in part Appellant’s unverified petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Cr...

IN RE APPOINTMENTS-AUTOMATION COMMITTEE (Per Curiam)
Date: November 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 322
Hall v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: November 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 319
Docket Number: CR-18-257

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the trial court denying Petitioner’s petition for a writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner’s allegations did not provide a basis for the issuance of the extraordinar...

Goins v. State (Majority)  
Date: November 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 312
Docket Number: CR-94-678

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 and a motion for appointment of counsel, holdin...

Ward v. Hutchinson (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: November 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 313
Docket Number: CV-17-291

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s dismissal of Plaintiff’s complaint against several individuals (collectively, the State) seeking injunctive and declaratory relief and challenging his competence to be execu...

Greene v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: November 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 316
Docket Number: CV-17-913

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the circuit court’s order dismissing Appellant’s complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief against the Director of the Arkansas Department of Correction, hold...

Rogers v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: October 25, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 309
Docket Number: CR-17-916

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted Appellant’s petition for rehearing and issued this opinion reversing Appellant’s three rape convictions and remanded for a new trial or further proceedings, holding that the circuit court erred...

Arkansas Department of Human Services v. Dowdy (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: October 25, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 307
Docket Number: CV-17-500

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court to hold Tony Huffman, an attorney with the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), and Erika Eneks, a caseworker for the Crawford County DHS Office, in co...

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