Arkansas Supreme Court Decisions 2018

Whitney v. Jenkins (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 389
Docket Number: CV-18-396

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the circuit court’s denial of his motion for reconsideration of an order that set a partial filing fee of twenty dollars with respect to Appellant’s pro se civil compla...

Bunch v. State (Majority)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 379
Docket Number: CR-00-1360

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s pro se petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner was not entitled to relief. Petitioner, who...

Smith v. State (Majority)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 396
Docket Number: CR-07-277

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s pro se second petition to reinvest jurisdiction with the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner failed to demonstrate that the writ...

ANTHONY JEROME FITZGERALD V. GREGORY NEAL ROBINSON (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 391
Docket Number: CR-07-8
Isom v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 368
Docket Number: CR-17-1003

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court dismissing Appellant’s petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that the circuit court did not err in dismissing the petition, limiting discovery for the e...

Beene v. State (Majority)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 380
Docket Number: CR-18-107

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s pro se motion for belated appeal and rule on clerk seeking to proceed with a belated appeal of the judgment pursuant to Arkansas Rule of Appellate Procedure-Criminal 2(e), holding th...

Shay v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 393
Docket Number: CR-18-177

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant’s conviction of possession of methamphetamine, holding that the circuit court erred by denying Defendant’s motion to suppress because the search of Defendant’s wallet violated the Fou...

Robinson v. State (Majority)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 406
Docket Number: CR-18-493

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s interlocutory appeal from an order of the trial court that denied his pro se motion for reconsideration of the order that denied his motion to file an overlength amendment to his p...

Hall v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 377
Docket Number: CR-97-1344

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 did not state a ground...

Berger v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 381
Docket Number: CV-17-385

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded the instant appeal of the circuit court’s order denying Appellant’s pro se petition for leave to proceed in forma pauperis in which Appellant sought to proceed with a civil-rights complaint aga...

Proctor v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 382
Docket Number: CV-18-144

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court denying Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court did not err in dismissing the petition. Appellant was convicted for a...

Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission v. Hurd (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 397
Docket Number: CV-18-223

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court dismissing with prejudice this administrative appeal from final orders of the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission (AOGC), holding that the circuit court erred in conc...

Grimes v. State (Majority)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 407
Docket Number: CV-18-245

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court denying Appellant’s petition for writ of habeas corpus on the grounds that Appellant failed to establish that his sentence was facially illegal or that the tri...

Mack v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 401
Docket Number: CV-18-270

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s denial of Appellant’s pro se petition for leave to proceed in forma pauperis in which he sought to proceed with a petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circui...

Whitney v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 384
Docket Number: CV-18-384

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this matter, in which Appellant appealed the circuit court’s denial of his petition to proceed in forma pauperis with respect to his pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, to the circuit co...

Whitney v. Hutchinson (Majority)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 386
Docket Number: CV-18-385

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the circuit court’s denial of his motion for reconsideration of an order that set a partial filing fee of thirty-five dollars with respect to his pro se petition for wr...

Whitney v. Wells (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 371
Docket Number: CV-18-391

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the circuit court’s denial of his motion for reconsideration of an order that set a partial filing fee of twenty dollars with respect to Appellant’s pro se civil compla...

Whitney v. Washington County Sheriff (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 387
Docket Number: CV-18-392

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the circuit court’s denial of his motion for reconsideration of an order that set a partial filing fee of thirty-five dollars with respect to Appellant’s pro se civil c...

Whitney v. Allen, Boreani, Ross, Watson & Payne (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 402
Docket Number: CV-18-398

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the circuit court denying his motion for reconsideration of an order that set a partial filing fee of twenty dollars with respect to Appellant’s pro se civil complaint...

Whitney v. Plummer (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 404
Docket Number: CV-18-399

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the denial of the circuit court of his motion for reconsideration of an order that set a partial filing fee of twenty dollars with respect to Appellant’s pro se civil c...

Whitney v. Cruce (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 373
Docket Number: CV-18-405

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the circuit court’s denial of his motion for reconsideration of an order that set a partial filing fee of twenty dollars with respect to Appellant’s pro se civil compla...

Whitney v. Wallace (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 20, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 375
Docket Number: CV-18-407

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the circuit court’s denial of his motion for reconsideration of an order that set a partial filing fee of twenty dollars with respect to Appellant’s pro se civil compla...

IN RE ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOUNDATION, INC. (Per Curiam)
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 366
Robinson v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 353
Docket Number: CR-17-940

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant a resentencing hearing and imposing a sentence of life with parole eligibility pursuant to the Fair Sentencing of Minors Act of 2017 (the Act),...

REGINALD R. EARLY v. KEITH CROCKETT, CLAYBORN CARROLL, ROBERTA LEWIS, AND LAMON MAYO (Majority)
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 363
Docket Number: CV-17-235
Wilson v. Arkansas Department of Human Services (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 358
Docket Number: CV-17-830

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s order dismissing Appellant’s counterclaim for declaratory and injunctive relief against the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), holding that the Court was unable to...

Early v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 364
Docket Number: CV-18-18

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s denial of Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant’s arguments lacked merit. Appellant was convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated r...

Timmons v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 361
Docket Number: CV-18-279

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the denial of Appellant’s pro se petition for leave to proceed in forma pauperis on a petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that it was clear from the record that Appellant’s cause of act...

IN RE DISTRICT COURT RESOURCE ASSESSMENT BOARD (Per Curiam)
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 349
IN RE ARKANSAS BOARD OF LAW EXAMINERS (Per Curiam)
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 350
Martin v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 344
Docket Number: CR-00-1382

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted Petitioner’s petition to reinvest the circuit court with jurisdiction to consider his petition for writ of error coram nobis or other relief, holding that that Petitioner stated sufficient groun...

Rice v. State (Majority)  
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 346
Docket Number: CR-11-227

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s second pro se petition and supplemental petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner did not mee...

Arnold v. State (Majority)  
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 343
Docket Number: CR-18-15

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court convicting Appellant of first-degree murder and sentencing him to a term of life imprisonment, holding that substantial evidence supported the jury’s verdict that...

Pelletier v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: December 6, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 347
Docket Number: CV-18-264

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant’s petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court did not err in denying the petition because the charges did not violate dou...

Benson v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 333
Docket Number: CV-17-341

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the denial of Appellant’s petition for writ of habeas corpus, issued the writ, and remanded this case to the sentencing court, holding that Appellant’s judgment-and-commitment orders incorrectl...

Schnarr v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 333
Docket Number: CV-17-341

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of manslaughter after a third trial and remanded this case for a new trial, holding that Defendant should have been permitted to argue that...

Friday v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 339
Docket Number: CR-17-863

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s convictions for two counts of rape and sentences of life plus forty years’ imprisonment, holding that there was no prejudicial error in the proceedings below. Specifically, the Cou...

Osburn v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 341
Docket Number: CR-18-97

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s denial and dismissal of Appellant’s petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Appellant failed to demonstrate that the trial court abused its discretion in denying...

Hallman v. State (Majority)  
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 336
Docket Number: CR-78-165

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s request to proceed with a petition for writ of error coram nobis and declined to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court or recall the mandate in Petitioner’s appeal but granted a p...

TYRELL A. BENSON v. WENDY KELLEY, DIRECTOR, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION (Majority, with Concurring)
Date: November 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 337
Docket Number: CV-17-341
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...

MORRIS DEAN DAVIS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 288
Docket Number: CR-17-120
Jackson v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 289
Docket Number: CR-18-412

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this appeal from an order dismissing Appellant’s petition to correct a sentence imposed in an illegal manner under Ark. Code Ann. 16-90-111, rendering moot Appellant’s pro se motion requesting...

Breeden v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 297
Docket Number: CV-18-187

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s denial of Appellant’s pro se petition to proceed in forma pauperis, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in finding that Appellant should not be permi...

WALLACE A. GARDNER V. WENDY KELLEY, DIRECTOR, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION (Majority)
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 300
Docket Number: CV-18-141
IN RE ARKANSAS PRO BONO WEEK (Per Curiam)
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 301
IN RE ARKANSAS PRO BONO WEEK (Per Curiam)
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 303
Bunch v. State (Majority)  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 296
Docket Number: CR-01-326

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s petition asking the Court to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner failed to make sufficient allegati...

Davis v. State (Majority)  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 290
Docket Number: CR-17-120

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s denial of Appellant’s petition seeking a writ of error coram nobis, holding that the trial court’s findings were supported by the record, and the trial court did not abuse its...

Gardner v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 298
Docket Number: CV-18-141

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal of an order denying him pauper status so that he could proceed with a petition for writ of habeas corpus to challenge his convictions for capital murder and aggravated robbe...

Zook v. Martin (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 291
Docket Number: CV-18-715

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s petition challenging the sufficiency of a statewide-initiative petition entitled “An Act to Increase the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act,” a petition that was on the November 6, 2018 ballo...

CALVIN E. JACKSON V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority, with Dissenting)
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 291
Docket Number: CV-18-715
Martin v. Humphrey (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 295
Docket Number: CV-18-749

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s order entering a declaratory judgment finding that Senate Joint Resolution 8 was not referred in accord with article 19, section 22 of the Arkansas Constitution and issuing...

Honorable Mark Martin v. Haas (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 283
Docket Number: CV-18-375

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s order entering a preliminary injunction in favor of Plaintiff in his challenge to Act 633 of 2017, which concerns verification of voter registration, holding that Plaintiff...

IN RE AMENDMENTS TO ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 8 (Per Curiam)
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 285
IN RE AMENDMENTS TO ADMIN. ORDER NO. 19 (Per Curiam)
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 286
IN RE AMENDMENT TO ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 21 (Per Curiam)
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 287
IN RE SUPRME COURT COMM. ON MODEL JURY INSTRUCTIONS-CIVIL (Per Curiam)
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 288
Docket Number: CR-17-120
IN RE ARKANSAS ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION (Per Curiam)
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 289
Henington v. State (Majority)  
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 279
Docket Number: CR-10-6

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s second petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to file a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that there was no merit to Petitioner’s allegations and that Pet...

Knight v. Martin (Majority)  
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 280
Docket Numbers: CR-95-872, CV-18-745

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the original action brought by Petitioner, individually and on behalf of Citizens for Local Choice, challenging the sufficiency of the ballot title with regarding to Issue Number 4, which provide...

Stiritz v. Honorable Mark Martin (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: October 11, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 281
Docket Number: CV-18-731

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the petition filed by Petitioners claiming that the popular name and ballot title of Issue Number 4, a proposed constitutional amendment concerning casino gambling, were insufficient, holding tha...

Friar v. State (Majority)  
Date: October 4, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 276
Docket Number: CR-17-535

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of Appellant’s petition for postconviction relief under Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1, holding that Appellant failed to challenge the basis for the circuit court’s dismissal...

Sharp v. State (Majority)  
Date: October 4, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 274
Docket Number: CR-17-1058

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of rape and sentencing him to a term of life imprisonment, holding that the court did not abuse its discretion in granting the State’s mot...

Smith v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: October 4, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 277
Docket Number: CR-17-889

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions of kidnapping, abuse of a corpse, and capital murder and his sentence of death, holding that there were no errors in the proceedings below that were prejudicial to Defen...

Wallace v. Honorable Leon Johnson (Majority)  
Date: October 4, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 275
Docket Number: CR-18-302

Justia Opinion Summary: Petitioner’s petition for writ of mandamus in which he requested that the circuit judge assigned to his criminal case to enter an order on a petition for postconviction relief, holding that Petitioner failed to show a cl...

IN RE ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE ON SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS (Per Curiam)
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 273
Docket Number: CR-12-190
State v. Seigel (Majority)  
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 269
Docket Number: CR-17-1081

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed the State’s appeal from the circuit court’s order granting Defendant’s motion to dismiss the charges against her based on a speedy-trial violation, holding that this was not a proper State app...

Duck v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 267
Docket Number: CR-17-915

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of first-degree murder and sentence of life imprisonment, holding that there was no abuse of discretion or error in the proceedings below. Specifically, the Court held (...

Ward v. Hutchinson (Majority)  
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 270
Docket Number: CV-17-901

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the order of the circuit court dismissing with prejudice Appellant’s civil rights case in which he challenged the conditions of his confinement in the Arkansas Department of Correction, holding...

Sims v. State (Majority)  
Date: September 27, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 271
Docket Number: CV-18-78

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court dismissing Appellant’s petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court did not err in rejecting Appellant’s claim that he was subject to double...

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
Hotels.com v. Jefferson County Circuit Court
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 248
Docket Number: CV-18-455
Hotels.com v. Jefferson County Circuit Court (Dissenting)
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 248
Docket Number: CV-18-455
Reyes-Ramos v. Ark. Dep't of Human Servs. (Dissenting)
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 249
Docket Number: CV-18-494
Wynne-Ark., Inc. v. Richard Baughn Construction (Dissenting)
Date: August 2, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 250
Docket Number: CV-18-585
Rogers v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: July 12, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 242
Docket Number: CR-17-916

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for three counts of rape, holding that the State presented sufficient evidence to convict Defendant of all three rapes and that the circuit court erroneously prohibited...

IN RE AMENDMENTS TO ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 8 (Per Curiam)
Date: June 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 230
In re Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission (Per Curiam)
Date: June 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 235
In re Sixth Judicial Circuit Admin. Plan (Per Curiam)
Date: June 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 236
IN RE SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE ON THE UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF LAW
Date: June 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 241
Jackson v. State (Majority)  
Date: June 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 227
Docket Number: CR-10-43

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s pro se petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner failed to establish either a Brady violation...

Johnson v. State (Majority)  
Date: June 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 226
Docket Number: CR-98-1332

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s pro se motion seeking a copy at public expense of all written material pertaining to his 1998 conviction of capital murder, holding that Petitioner failed to show that a copy of mate...

Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs v. Mallett (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: June 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 217
Docket Number: CV-17-1020

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed and dismissed the appeal brought by the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs (ADVA) appealing the circuit court’s denial of its motion to dismiss a complaint alleging violations of the Arkan...

theodore anderson v. wendy kelley, director, arkansas department of correction
Date: June 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 222
Docket Number: CV-18-179
Anderson v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: June 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 222
Docket Number: CV-18-179

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that the circuit court did not clearly err in denying Appellant’s pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus. After Appellant’s convictions were affirmed on appeal, Appellant filed his first petiti...

Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration v. Naturalis Health, LLC (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: June 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 224
Docket Number: CV-18-356

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission’s (MMC) process that resulted in a decision awarding five top scoring applicants medical-marijuana-cultivation-facility licenses. Naturalis Health, LLC, one of the...

BEVERLY WEST V. HONORABLE SCOTT JOHNSON, CARROLL COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT (Dissenting)
Date: June 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 229
Docket Number: CV-18-457
Watkins v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 21, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 215
Docket Number: CV-18-84

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s dismissal of Appellant’s writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant failed to state a ground on which the writ could issue. As grounds for the writ, Appellant alleged th...

In re Amend. Ark. Sup. Ct. R. 4-2 (Per Curiam)
Date: June 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 214
IN RE ARKANSAS CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION BOARD (Per Curiam)
Date: June 7, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 213
Lukach v. State (Majority)  
Date: June 7, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 208
Docket Number: CR-16-574

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part the circuit court’s denial of Appellant’s pro se petition for relief under Ark. Code Ann. 16-90-111, in which Appellant challenged his convictions in f...

Thornton v. Guynn (Majority)  
Date: June 7, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 211
Docket Number: CR-17-801

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court held that because the petition that was the subject of the mandamus action in this case was acted on by Respondent, the mandamus action was moot. Petitioner filed a pro se petition or writ of mandamus...

Jackson v. State (Majority)  
Date: June 7, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 209
Docket Number: CR-17-972

Justia Opinion Summary: The trial court did not err in denying Appellant’s pro se petition to reconsider and/or modify sentence, in which Appellant sought postconviction relief from his sentence. The trial court denied relief, concluding that...

Kennedy v. Felts (Majority)  
Date: June 7, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 210
Docket Number: CV-16-1017

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this matter regarding Appellant’s pro se petition to proceed in forma pauperis in a civil action. After the circuit court originally denied Appellant’s petition to proceed in forma pauperis, t...

Wallace A. Gardner v. Wendy Kelley, Director, Arkansas Department of Correction (Majority)
Date: June 7, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 212
Docket Number: CV-18-141
Grant v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 7, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 204
Docket Number: CV-18-164

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from an order of the circuit court denying his pro se motion for relief from judgment filed pursuant to Ark. R. Civ. P. 60, thus rendering Appellant’s motions connected to t...

Love v. Kelley  
Date: June 7, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 206
Docket Number: CV-18-218

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the denial of his petition for habeas corpus relief challenging the guilty plea that he entered in 1995, holding that there was no ground stated in the petition on whic...

Love v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 7, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 206
Docket Number: CV-18-218

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from an order of the circuit court dismissing Appellant’s petition for writ of habeas corpus, rendering moot Appellant’s motion for an extension of time to file his brief-in...

Tarver v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: May 31, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 202
Docket Number: CR-17-276

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions of capital murder, kidnapping, and other crimes, holding that Defendant was not entitled to reversal of his convictions. Specifically, the Court held (1) the evidence w...

Hill v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 31, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 194
Docket Number: CR-17-709

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s conviction of aggravated residential burglary and sentence of life imprisonment, holding that there was no prejudicial error in the proceedings below. Specifically, the Court held...

Riley v. State (Dissenting)  
Date: May 31, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 200
Docket Number: CR-18-165

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the trial court’s denial of his motion for a new trial based on newly discovered evidence, holding that it was clear from the record that Appellant could not prevail on...

Wooton v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 31, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 198
Docket Number: CR-95-975

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s pro se petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the circuit court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner neither demonstrated that the writ should...

Harmon v. Jackson (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: May 31, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 196
Docket Number: CV-17-888

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s grant of summary judgment and dismissal of Plaintiff’s civil rights and tort complaint on the ground of failure to exhaust administrative remedies. Plaintiff, an inmate inc...

Harris v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: May 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 179
Docket Number: CR-17-533

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant a resentencing hearing and imposing a life sentence with parole eligibility pursuant to the Fair Sentencing of Minors Act of 2017 (FSMA), holdin...

Mouton v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: May 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 187
Docket Number: CR-17-677

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s convictions for two counts of sexual assault in the second degree, thus rejecting Defendant’s challenges to the trial court’s decisions with respect to a pretrial motion. On appeal...

Prince v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 190
Docket Number: CR-17-806

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s pro se motion to proceed with a belated appeal. The Supreme Court previously remanded the case to the circuit court with directions to hold an evidentiary hearing to determine the da...

ROBERT J. MOTEN v. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: May 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 192
Docket Number: CR-17-842
Millsap v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 193
Docket Number: CR-18-10

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the denial of his pro se second amended Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1 petition, which rendered moot his motion for use of the record on appeal and for an extension of time to f...

Rayford v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 183
Docket Number: CR-96-428

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s pro se petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis. Petitioner’s claim for issuance of the writ was that he was incompe...

Davis v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: May 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 182
Docket Number: CV-17-332

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part the circuit court’s dismissal of Appellant’s pro se petition for declaratory judgment and writ of mandamus challenging the Arkansas Department of Corre...

First State Bank v. City of Elkins (Majority)  
Date: May 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 191
Docket Number: CV-17-871

Justia Opinion Summary: Ark. Code Ann. 14-56-202 confers upon cities of the first class the exclusive power to issue or refuse to issue buildings permits and to regulate the building of houses, thereby denying such power to the cities of the se...

Jefferson County Election Commission v. Honorable Hank Wilkins ex rel. Jefferson County, Arkansas (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 24, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 184
Docket Number: CV-17-949

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court granting a petition for writ of mandamus filed by Jefferson County Judge Hank Wilkins ex rel. Jefferson County, Arkansas, holding that the circuit court did not h...

Martin v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 17, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 176
Docket Number: CR-17-164

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s denial of Appellant’s motion requesting DNA testing pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-201 et seq., which, under certain circumstances, permits postconviction testing of evid...

Lacy v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 17, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 174
Docket Number: CR-17-404

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and dismissed in part the order of the circuit court denying Appellant’s petition for postconviction relief filed pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.5. The Court reversed and...

Stewart v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: May 17, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 166
Docket Number: cr-17-981

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Appellant’s petition requesting that the court reconsider and/or modify the sentence imposed in his criminal case, holding that the trial court did not e...

Lewis v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: May 17, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 164
Docket Number: CR-79-199

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s pro se petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, which rendered moot Petitioner’s pro se motion to rely to the State’...

Collier v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: May 17, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 170
Docket Number: CV-17-1067

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s dismissal of Appellant’s petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court did not err when it found Appellant failed to state a ground for the writ. In 19...

Park Apartments At Fayetteville, LP v. Shilah Plants (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 17, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 172
Docket Number: CV-17-723

Justia Opinion Summary: Arkansas’s Rules of Professional Conduct do not require attorney disqualification simply because the attorney had access to client information but did not gain actual knowledge while practicing at her former association....

Johnson v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: May 17, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 168
Docket Number: CV-17-951

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the circuit court’s dismissal of Appellant’s pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, wherein Appellant alleged that his life sentence was illegal pursuant to Miller...

Flowers v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 10, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 163
Docket Number: CR-17-338

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from an order of the trying court dismissing without prejudice Appellant’s petition for writ of mandamus as moot, holding that the order dismissing the petition was not a fi...

Force v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 3, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 157
Docket Number: CR-17-684

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court denying and dismissing Appellant’s pro se petition or dismissal of fines or, in the alternative, for imposition of public-service work on the grounds that the recor...

Munnerlyn v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: May 3, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 161
Docket Number: CR-87-61

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s motion to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for a writ of audit querela, which the Court treated as a petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial cou...

Earls v. Arkansas Department of Human Services (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 3, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 159
Docket Number: CV-17-1044

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s order terminating the parental rights of Father to his children, twins. At the termination hearing, the twins were three years old, and Father, who was incarcerated, had n...

IN RE SUSPENSION OF ATTORNEYS - NONPAYMENT OF FEES (Per Curiam)
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 155
IN RE COMM. MODEL JURY INSTRUCTIONS - CRIMINAL (Per Curiam)
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 156
IN RE SUSPENSION OF ATTORNEYS - NONPAYMENT OF FEES (Per Curiam)
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 283
Docket Number: CV-18-375
IN RE COMM. MODEL JURY INSTRUCTIONS - CRIMINAL (Per Curiam)
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 284
GILBERTO MARTINEZ-MARMOL V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 145
Docket Number: CR-12-190
Martinez-Marmol v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 273
Docket Number: CR-12-190

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner failed to demonstrate a meritorious attack on the j...

SAMMY W. DORTCH, JR., v. STATE OF ARKANSAS, (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 135
Docket Number: CR-17-76
Dortch v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 263
Docket Number: CR-17-76

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Appellant’s convictions for negligent homicide, driving while intoxicated, and reckless driving, holding (1) because the refusal to submit to a blood test pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 5-65-202 wo...

Whitney v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 138
Docket Number: CR-17-831

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s denial of Appellant’s petition for writ of coram nobis, which rendered moot Appellant’s motion in which he sought permission to file a belated reply brief with a supplemental...

james edward whitney v. state of arkansas (Majority, with Dissenting)
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 266
Docket Number: CR-17-831
Gaye v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 140
Docket Number: CR-17-986

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the trial court’s denial of his pro se petition for permission to proceed with a belated appeal, which rendered moot Appellant’s motion for extension of time to file hi...

DARWIN GAYE v. STATE OF ARKANSAS
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 140
Docket Number: CR-17-986
DARWIN GAYE v. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority, with Concurring)
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 268
Docket Number: CR-17-986
TOMMY R. MOSLEY V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority, with Concurring)
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 152
Docket Number: CR-95-872
Mosley v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 280
Docket Number: CR-95-872

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Petitioner’s pro se petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis in his criminal case, holding that the petition was without merit,...

Apprentice Information Systems, Inc. v. DataScout, LLC (Majority)  
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 146
Docket Number: CV-16-575

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed an interlocutory order granting a permanent injunction in favor of DataScout, LLC on its claims that Apprentice Information Systems, Inc. and David Randall Lamp (collectively, AIS) were liable...

APPRENTICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC., AND DAVID RANDALL LAMP A/K/A RANDY LAMP v. DATASCOUT, LLC (Majority)
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 274
Docket Numbers: CV-16-575, CR-17-1058
Apprentice Information Systems, Inc. v. DataScout, LLC (Majority)  
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 149
Docket Number: CV-17-377

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s final judgment awarding damages to DataScout, LLC on DataScout’s claims that Apprentice Information Systems, Inc. and David Randall Lamp (collectively, Appellants) violated...

APPRENTICE INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INC., AND DAVID RANDALL LAMP a/k/a randy lamp v. DATASCOUT, LLC (Majority)
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 277
Docket Numbers: CV-17-377, CR-17-889
Apprentice Information Systems, Inc. v. DataScout, LLC (Majority)  
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 270
Docket Number: CV-17-514

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s order granting attorney’s fees to DataScout, LLC after DataScout prevailed on its claims against Appellants. DataScout sued Apprentice Information Systems, Inc. and David R...

Stephenson v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 271
Docket Number: CV-17-676

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court dismissing Appellant’s petition for writ of habeas corpus on the grounds that Appellant failed to establish that the trial court lacked jurisdiction or that the c...

Whitney v. Guterres (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 261
Docket Number: CV-17-693

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court did not clearly err when it denied Appellant’s request to file an affidavit of sovereignty based on its conclusion that the affidavit did not state a colorable cause of action that would entitle Appella...

King v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: April 26, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 275
Docket Number: CV-17-867

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 the circuit court did not clearly err in denying the petition. Appellant was convicted of si...

IN RE AMENDMENT TO ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 21 (Per Curiam)
Date: April 19, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 130
In Re Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Practice (Per Curiam)
Date: April 19, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 132
Tilson v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 19, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 128
Docket Number: CV-17-937

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the circuit court’s order denying his petition for writ of habeas corpus, which mooted the pro se motions Appellant filed in connection with the appeal, holding that Ap...

Collins v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 12, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 115
Docket Number: CR-16-537

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the trial court’s denial of Appellant’s pro se petition for postconviction relief filed pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1, holding that the trial court did not provide sufficient written findin...

McClinton v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: April 12, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 116
Docket Number: CR-17-725

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the denial of his petition filed under Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1, which mooted Appellant’s motions in which he sought permission from the Supreme Court to include in the ad...

BART WOODARD V. HONORABLE MARK LINDSAY (Majority)
Date: April 12, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 121
Docket Number: CR-17-857
Beene v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 12, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 120
Docket Number: CR-18-107

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court treated Petitioner’s pro se motion for belated appeal and rule on clerk seeking to proceed with a belated appeal of the judgment convicting him of sexual assault in the second degree as a motion for bel...

Hill v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 12, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 118
Docket Number: CV-17-1063

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the circuit court’s denial of his pro se petition for a writ of habeas corpus and for a writ of audita querela, which rendered moot his pro se motions related to the ap...

Arkansas Community Correction v. Barnes (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: April 12, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 122
Docket Number: CV-17-496

Justia Opinion Summary: In this interlocutory appeal, the Supreme Court reversed an order of the circuit court denying Defendant’s motion for judgment on the pleadings and dismissed Plaintiff’s complaint on the grounds that it was barred by the...

Muldrow v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 12, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 126
Docket Number: CV-17-959

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s denial of Appellant’s request to proceed in forma pauperis with a petition for a writ of habeas corpus, which mooted the motion before the Court in which Appellant sought an...

IN RE BOARD OF CERTIFIED COURT REPORTER EXAMINERS (Per Curiam)
Date: April 5, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 114
Finch v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 5, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 111
Docket Number: CR-17-360

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant, after a jury trial, of aggravated residential burglary, aggravated assault on a family or household member, and first-degree terroristic...

JUSTIN THORNTON V. ALEX GUYNN, CIRCUIT JUDGE (Majority)
Date: April 5, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 113
Docket Number: CR-17-801
Multi-Craft Contractors, Inc. v. Yousey (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: April 5, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 107
Docket Number: CV-17-246

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and affirmed as modified in part the decision of the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission awarding benefits to Employee for injuries that arose out of and in the course and scope o...

johnny ratliff v. wendy kelley, director, arkansas department of correction (Majority)
Date: March 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 105
Docket Number: CV-17-364
IN RE PROCEDURES ARK. SUP. CT. REG. PROF'L CONDUCT OF ATT'YS AT LAW (Per Curiam)
Date: March 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 105
Docket Number: CV-17-364
Taffner v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: March 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 99
Docket Number: CR-16-1024

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of two counts of rape and three counts of sexual assault in the second degree, holding that the circuit court erred by not conduct...

Ratliff v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: March 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 104
Docket Number: CV-17-364

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s denial of Appellant’s pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in finding that Appellant stated insufficient gr...

Desoto Gathering Co. v. Hill (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: March 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 103
Docket Number: CV-17-543

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s order granting Defendants’ motion to dismiss Plaintiff’s refund action pursuant to Ark. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(8) based on the doctrine of res judicata, holding that res judicata...

Arkansas Department of Correction v. Shults (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: March 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 94
Docket Number: CV-17-544

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the order of the circuit court requiring the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) to provide Plaintiff, an Arkansas resident and attorney, with the pharmaceutica...

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. Gerard (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: March 29, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 97
Docket Number: CV-17-896

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission that one-half of Oscar Gerard’s attorney’s fees must be paid by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AG&F). Gerard sustained a co...

IN RE ARK. JLAP COMM.
Date: March 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 92
IN RE ARK. JLAP COMM. (Per Curiam)
Date: March 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 92
VIRGINIA ANN HYATT V. STATE OF ARKANSAS
Date: March 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 85
Docket Number: CR-16-800
Hyatt v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: March 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 85
Docket Number: CR-16-800

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s conviction of capital murder, holding that there was substantial evidence to support the jury’s verdict that Appellant committed capital murder, and therefore, the circuit court did...

Douglas v. State  
Date: March 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 89
Docket Number: CR-17-546

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the decision of the circuit court denying without a hearing Appellant’s petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37, holding that because the...

Douglas v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: March 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 89
Docket Number: CR-17-546

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part the circuit court’s denial of Appellant’s petition for postconviction relief filed pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37. Appellant, who was convicted of fir...

3 Rivers Logistics, Inc. v. Brown-Wright Post No. 158 of the American Legion, Department of Arkansas, Inc. (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: March 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 90
Docket Number: CV-17-435

Justia Opinion Summary: The circuit court correctly determined that the immunity provisions of Ark. Code Ann. 16-105-502 barred Appellants’ noise-based lawsuit against Brown-Wright Post No. 158 of the American Legion, Department of Arkansas, In...

City of Jacksonville v. Smith  
Date: March 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 87
Docket Number: CV-17-634

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court granting a preliminary inunction requested by Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of a class of similarly situated Arkansas taxpayers, holding that Geoffrey Her...

City of Jacksonville v. Smith (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: March 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 87
Docket Number: CV-17-634

Justia Opinion Summary: Article 5, section 9 of the Arkansas Constitution applies to both elected and appointed public offices and applied in this case to an appointed municipal chief of police. The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the cir...

TROY MCCULLEY V. STATE OF ARKANSAS
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 76
Docket Number: CR-13-715
TROY MCCULLEY V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 76
Docket Number: CR-13-715
Gordon v. State  
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 73
Docket Number: CR-16-968

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Appellant’s pro se petition for postconviction relief filed pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1 without holding an evidentiary hearing, holding that the pe...

Gordon v. State (Majority)  
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 73
Docket Number: CR-16-968

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying, without a hearing, Appellant’s pro se petition for postconviction relief filed pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1. In his petition, Appellant alleged tha...

Swift v. State  
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 74
Docket Number: CR-17-482

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of Appellant’s pro se petition and amended petition to correct an illegal sentence pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 16-90-111, holding that Appellant failed to demonstrate...

Swift v. State (Majority)  
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 74
Docket Number: CR-17-482

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s denial of Appellant’s pro se petition and amended petition to correct an illegal sentence. The trial court ruled that Appellant was not entitled to relief under Ark. Code Ann....

Gray v. State  
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 79
Docket Number: CR-17-613

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the denial of a pro se petition for a writ of error coram nobis alleging that his guilty plea was not voluntarily or intelligently entered with the assistance of compet...

Gray v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 79
Docket Number: CR-17-613

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this appeal from the circuit court’s denial of Appellant’s pro se petition for a writ of error coram nobis, in which Appellant alleged entitlement to coram nobis relief primarily on the basis...

White v. State  
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 81
Docket Number: CR-17-646

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s denial of Appellant’s petition to correct an illegal sentence, holding that Appellant’s petition failed to state a basis for relief. The trial court denied Appellant’s petiti...

White v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 81
Docket Number: CR-17-646

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s denial of Appellant’s petition to correct an illegal sentence, holding that Appellant’s petition failed to state a basis for relief under either Ark. Code Ann. 16-90-111 or Ar...

Scott v. State  
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 75
Docket Number: CR-98-1167

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s motion asking to be provided with a copy of four coram nobis petitions he previously filed that were denied by the trial court without requiring him to remit the standard photocopyin...

Scott v. State (Majority)  
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 75
Docket Number: CR-98-1167

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s pro se motion filed pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, in which Petitioner sought a copy at public expense of certain written material on file with the Supreme Court....

Dare v. Frost  
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 83
Docket Number: CV-17-473

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court modifying the visitation awarded to Father and denying Mother’s petition to modify the amount Father pays in child support, holding that the circuit court did not...

Dare v. Frost (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 83
Docket Number: CV-17-473

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court modifying the visitation awarded to Father and denying Mother’s petition to modify the amount Father pays in child support. The Court held (1) under the circumsta...

HERMAN CONLEY V. BOLL WEEVIL PAWN COMPANY, INC.
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 77
Docket Number: CV-17-678
HERMAN CONLEY V. BOLL WEEVIL PAWN COMPANY, INC. (Majority)
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 77
Docket Number: CV-17-678
McCullough v. Kelley  
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 78
Docket Number: CV-18-9

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s motion seeking to proceed with the appeal of an order that dismissed his pro se petition for declaratory judgment and mandamus relief, holding that the order Petitioner sought to app...

McCullough v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: March 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 78
Docket Number: CV-18-9

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s pro se motion for belated appeal of an order that dismissed Petitioner’s pro se petition for declaratory judgment and mandamus relief, holding that the order that Petitioner would ap...

Davis v. State  
Date: March 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 69
Docket Number: CR-00-528, CR-92-1385

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Appellant’s motion asking the Court to recall its mandate in his direct appeal affirming his conviction for capital murder and death sentence, holding that Appellant failed to demonstrate a break...

Davis v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: March 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 69
Docket Number: CR-00-528, CR-92-1385

Justia Opinion Summary: In this capital murder case, the Supreme Court denied Appellant’s motion to recall this court’s mandate in Appellant’s direct appeal, holding that there was no breakdown in the appellate process that would warrant recall...

Duncan v. State  
Date: March 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 71
Docket Number: CR-16-1132

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of capital murder and life sentence without the possibility of parole as required by law, holding that there was no reversible error in the proceedings below. On appeal,...

Duncan v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: March 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 71
Docket Number: CR-16-1132

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction of capital murder, holding that no reversible error occurred in this case. On appeal, Defendant argued that the trial court erred in allowing Latrenda Gibson, a witness...

Ward v. State  
Date: March 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 59
Docket Number: CR-98-657

Justia Opinion Summary: In this death-penalty case, the Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s request to recall the mandate for his resentencing in Ward v. State, 1 S.W.3d 1, 3 (1998) (Ward III), holding that Petitioner failed to meet the standard...

Ward v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: March 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 59
Docket Number: CR-98-657

Justia Opinion Summary: In this capital murder case, the Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s motion to recall the mandate in Ward v. State, 1 S.W.3d 1, 3 (Ark. 1999) (Ward III), holding that Petitioner was not entitled to an independent defense e...

Walther v. Flis Enterprises, Inc. (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: March 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 64
Docket Number: CV-17-240

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s order granting Burger King’s motion for summary judgment in an action seeking relief from a tax assessment pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 26-18-406, holding that the circuit cou...

Brookshire Grocery Co. v. Morgan  
Date: March 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 62
Docket Number: CV-17-240

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed and remanded this case to the Workers’ Compensation Commission for further proceedings, holding that the evidence indicating that Deputy Cleon Morgan was an independent contractor and, therefor...

Walther v. FLIS Enterprises, Inc.  
Date: March 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 64
Docket Number: CV-17-240

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court granting Burger King’s motion for summary judgment in an action seeking relief from a tax assessment pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 26-18-406, holding that the circui...

Brookshire Grocery Co. v. Morgan (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: March 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 62
Docket Number: CV-17-240

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission finding that, at the time of his injury, Deputy Cleon Morgan, Sr., had two employers, Brookshire Grocery Company and the Jefferson...

Halfacre v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 46
Docket Numbers: CR-17-303, CV-15-958

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part an order of the circuit court denying Appellant’s motion to pursue his petition for a writ of habeas corpus in forma pauperis and ordering the Arkansas...

Mississippi County, Arkansas v. City of Blytheville (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 40
Docket Number: CR-17-857

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court’s order granting summary judgment for the City of Blytheville and against Mississippi County. The court held (1) the circuit court erred by defining “prisoners of municipaliti...

Johnson v. State (Majority)  
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 42
Docket Number: CV-16-866

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying, without a hearing, Appellant’s pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant did not state a ground for the writ in his petition. Ap...

Halfacre v. Kelley  
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 56
Docket Number: CV-15-958

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part the order of the circuit court denying Appellant’s motion to proceed in forma pauperis and ordering the Arkansas Department of Correction to withhold t...

KENNY HALFACRE v. WENDY KELLEY, DIRECTOR, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION (Majority)
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 56
Docket Number: CV-15-958
RODNEY DEWAYNE JOHNSON v. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 52
Docket Number: CV-16-866
CHELSEA S. HARLEY V. WYNDHAM S. DEMPSTER, SR. (Majority, with Concurring)
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 53
Docket Number: CV-17-245
Harley v. Dempster  
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 53
Docket Number: CV-17-245

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed this appeal from the judgment of the court of appeals reversing the decision of the circuit court, vacated the court of appeals’ decision, and reinstated the decision of the circuit court, hol...

Harley v. Dempster (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 43
Docket Number: CV-17-245

Justia Opinion Summary: Appellant filed a notice of appeal from a circuit court’s grant of the Office of Child Support Enforcement’s motion to modify support and for judgment for past due child support. The court of appeals reversed the judgmen...

JAMES SCOTT ADAMS V. ARK. BD. OF LAW EXAM'RS (Majority, with Dissenting)
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 57
Docket Number: CV-17-567
JAMES SCOTT ADAMS V. ARK. BD. OF LAW EXAM'RS
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 57
Docket Number: CV-17-567
JAMES SCOTT ADAMS V. ARK. BD. OF LAW EXAM'RS (Majority, with Dissenting)
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 47
Docket Number: CV-17-567
CONVENT CORPORATION V. CITY OF N. LITTLE ROCK (Majority)
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 55
Docket Number: CV-17-707
Convent Corp. v. City of North Little Rock  
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 55
Docket Number: CV-17-707

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Convent Corporation’s appeal from an order of the circuit court upholding the City of North Little Rock’s decision to condemn a business property, holding that pursuant to the holdings in Hail...

CONVENT CORPORATION V. CITY OF N. LITTLE ROCK (Majority)
Date: February 22, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 45
Docket Number: CV-17-707
Kellon v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: February 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 46
Docket Number: CR-17-303

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court convicting Defendant of capital murder, thus rejecting Defendant’s arguments for reversal on appeal. After Defendant was convicted, Defendant was sentenced to l...

Whitney v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 42
Docket Number: CR-17-919

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court treated Petitioner’s pro se “petition for review en banc of the clerks [sic] decision” as a motion for rule on clerk and dismissed the motion. Petitioner was convicted of eighteen counts of possession...

Latham v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 44
Docket Number: CR-17-923

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

JOHNNY MILL, v. STATE OF ARKANSAS, (Dissenting)
Date: February 15, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 49
Docket Number: CR-95-150
Smith v. State (Majority)  
Date: February 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 37
Docket Number: CR-02-228

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s pro se sixth petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis. In his petition, Petitioner argued that his rights under Miran...

Ramirez v. State (Majority)  
Date: February 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 32
Docket Number: CR-17-638

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of Appellant’s pro se petition for writ of error coram nobis without a hearing. In the petition, Appellant claimed that he was coerced by trial counsel into pleading...

BART WOODARD V. HONORABLE MARK LINDSAY (Majority)
Date: February 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 40
Docket Numbers: CR-17-857, CV-17-472
Vera Lee Angel Revocable Trust v. O’Bryant (Majority)  
Date: February 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 38
Docket Number: CV-16-1041

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the rulings of the circuit court permanently enjoining the Vera Lee Angel Revocable Trust, through trustees Johnny Angel and Paula Napper (“Angel”), from using for short-term rentals a house si...

Duran v. Southwest Arkansas Electronic Cooperative Corp. (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 33
Docket Number: CV-16-458

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Southwest Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation in this negligence action filed by Robert Duran. Duran alleged that Southwest had f...

Cannady v. St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 35
Docket Number: CV-17-121

Justia Opinion Summary: In this complaint alleging claims of invasion of privacy and outrage against the hospital who treated Patricia Cannady’s daughter before her death and a doctor and hospital employees, the Supreme Court affirmed the order...

DELARRON K. WASHINGTON V. WENDY KELLEY, DIRECTOR (Dissenting)
Date: February 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 41
Docket Number: CV-17-509
MARCUS FIELDS v. WENDY KELLEY, DIRECTOR, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
Date: February 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 39
Docket Number: CV-17-769
Fields v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 8, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 39
Docket Number: CV-17-769

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the circuit court’s denial of his motion to refile a habeas petition, holding that Appellant’s appeal was not from an appealable order and that it was clear from the re...

IN RE ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE ON CHILD SUPPORT (Per Curiam)
Date: February 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 31
Lohbauer v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: February 1, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 26
Docket Number: CV-17-439

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Appellant’s petition for writ of habeas corpus, in which Appellant argued that he should be reentenced because his sentence of life imprisonment impose...

Carner v. State (Majority)  
Date: January 25, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 20
Docket Number: CR-04-40

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis filed by Petitioner, who was convicted of first-degree murder. Petitioner’s coram nob...

Porter v. State (Majority)  
Date: January 25, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 22
Docket Number: CR-17-597

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Appellant’s pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus challenging a judgment reflecting his conviction on a robbery charge. The trial court found that Ap...

Whitney v. State (Majority)  
Date: January 25, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 21
Docket Number: CR-17-920

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed the petition filed by Petitioner requesting permission to proceed with an appeal of an order entered by the trial court denying his pro se petition for dismissal of fines, fees, and costs. Mor...

Asking v. Kroger Limited Partnership I (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 25, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 23
Docket Number: CV-17-259

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission’s denial of Appellant’s claim that she sustained a compensable brain injury while working in a Kroger store. The Commission found that Appellant’s...

Griffin v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 10
Docket Number: CR-17-636

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the denial by the trial court of his pro se petition for writ of error coram nobis, which rendered moot Appellant’s motion for extension of brief time, holding that it...

Helena County Club v. Brocato (Majority)  
Date: January 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 16
Docket Number: CV-16-697

Justia Opinion Summary: In this interlocutory appeal, the Supreme court reversed the circuit court’s disqualification of counsel for Appellant. The circuit court dismissed counsel on the basis that counsel had a conflict and was disqualified fr...

Board of Trustees of University of Arkansas v. Andrews (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 12
Docket Number: CV-17-168

Justia Opinion Summary: In this interlocutory appeal, the Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying the motion filed by Appellant, the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, to dismiss an action brought by Appellee...

Williams v. McCoy (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: January 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 17
Docket Number: CV-17-22

Justia Opinion Summary: In this interlocutory appeal, the Supreme Court reversed and remanded in part and dismissed in part the circuit court’s denial of the motion filed by Appellants - employees of Arkansas State University - to dismiss Appel...

Perry v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 14
Docket Number: CV-17-623

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the denial by the Chico County Circuit Court of his pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, which rendered moot Appellant’s motion seeking to file a belated brief on...

Johnson v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 4, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 6
Docket Number: CR-16-702

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court dismissing Appellant’s pro se petition for postconviction relief filed pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1, in which Appellant argued that his attorneys provided inef...

Williams v. Honorable Steven Porch (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 4, 2018
Citation: 2018 Ark. 1
Docket Number: CR-17-481

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted Petitioner’s pro se petition or writ of mandamus seeking to compel the circuit judge to rule on a pro se petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1, a motion for a copy...

Garrison v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 4, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 8
Docket Number: CV-17-486

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the circuit court’s denial of his pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, in which Appellant alleged that the judgment-and-commitment order entered in his criminal c...

Dunahue v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 4, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 4
Docket Number: CV-17-495

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal filed by Appellant from the Lincoln County Circuit Court’s denial of his pro se petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Appellant filed his petition pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-...

Noble v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 4, 2018
Citation: 2018 ARK. 2
Docket Number: CV-17-505

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from an order of the Lee County Circuit Court denying his pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus filed under Ark. Coe Ann. 16-112-101 to -123. In his petition, Appellant...

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