Ward v. State.d (Dissenting)

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Cite as 2017 Ark. 134 SUPREME COURT OF ARKANSAS No. CR-98-657 BRUCE EARL WARD Opinion Delivered April 17, 2017 APPELLANT V. DISSENTING OPINION. STATE OF ARKANSAS APPELLEE KAREN R. BAKER, Associate Justice I dissent from the majority’s decision today to take the matter as a case and stay Ward’s execution. Simply put, Ward has presented the issue of mental evaluations which has been considered and denied. Further, if the United States Supreme Court anticipates that McWilliams v. Dunn, 634 F. App’x 698 (11th Cir. 2015) is likely to succeed and affect his case, they can certainly enter a stay. Accordingly, I dissent. WOOD, J., joins.