League of Women Voters v. Priest

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LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS of Arkansas, Petitioner v. Sharon PRIEST, in her official capacity as Secretary of State of the State of Arkansas, Respondent; John Hoyle, Individually, and on behalf of Arkansas Taxpayers' Rights Association, Intervenor

98-1093 ___ S.W.2d ___

Supreme Court of Arkansas

Opinion delivered October 15, 1998

Elections -- ballot title -- issues in challenge moot -- petition dismissed. - - Where the issues in petitioner's original-action petition, which asked the supreme court to declare insufficient the ballot title for proposed Amendment 4 and to enjoin respondent from placing it on the general-election ballot, were rendered moot in light of the court's holding in an opinion delivered on the same date, the court dismissed the petition.

Original-Action Petition; dismissed.

Wright, Lindsey & Jennings LLP, by: John G. Lile and Stephen R. Lancaster, for petitioner.

Winston Bryant, Att'y Gen., by: Tim Humphries, Senior Ass't Att'y Gen., for respondent.

Oscar Stilley, for intervenor.

Per Curiam.

The petitioner, League of Women Voters of Arkansas, filed this original-actionpetition asking us to declare insufficient the ballot title for proposed Amendment 4 and to enjoin the respondent, Sharon Priest, the Secretary of the State, from placing proposed Amendment 4 on the ballot for the November 3, 1998 general election. The intervenor, John Hoyle, individually, and on behalf of the Arkansas Taxpayers' Rights Association, ask us to reject the League's petition. The issues presented by the League's petition are rendered moot in light of our holding on this date in Roberts v. Priest (98-1052), 334 Ark. ___, ___ S.W.2d ___ (1998). Accordingly, this petition is dismissed.