Arkansas Supreme Court Decisions 2019

Joiner v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: October 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 279
Docket Number: CR-08-151

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's pro se petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court so that she may file a petition for writ of error coram nobis in her criminal case, holding that Petitioner's claims did n...

Ellis v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: October 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 286
Docket Number: CR-18-460

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the firearm enhancements applied to Defendant's sentence and affirmed Appellant's convictions and sentences in all other respects, holding that because the jury did not find beyond a reasonable...

CHARLES EDWARD JONES V. HON. QUINCEY ROSS (Majority)
Date: October 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 283
Docket Number: CV-19-233
Russell v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: October 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 278
Docket Number: CV-19-285

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant's appeal from the denial of his pro se petition to proceed in forma pauperis in a habeas proceeding, which rendered moot Appellant's motion to supplement the record, holding that the...

Noble v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: October 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 284
Docket Number: CV-19-74

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus filed pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-101, holding that Appellant did not state a ground for the writ. Appellant, who w...

D'Angelo v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: October 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 281
Docket Number: CV-19-90

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court treated the three pro se motions filed by Petitioner seeking leave to proceed with an appeal of an order that denied his motion for writ of habeas corpus as motions for belated appeal and denied the mot...

IN RE ARKANSAS ACCESS TO JUSTICE MONTH (Per Curiam)
Date: October 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 276
IN RE ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION (Per Curiam)
Date: October 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 277
Smith v. State (Majority)  
Date: October 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 268
Docket Number: CR-02-228

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's seventh 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 raise claims that were cog...

Scherrer v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: October 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 264
Docket Number: CR-18-134

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant's pro se motion to vacate his amended sentencing order entered under the Fair Sentencing of Minors Act of 2017 (FMSA) and remanded for resentenc...

Wesley v. State (Majority)  
Date: October 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 270
Docket Number: CR-18-675

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court dismissing Appellant's pro se petition to correct an illegal sentence under Ark. Code Ann. 16-90-111, holding that the trial court correctly denied relief where...

Scott v. State (Majority)  
Date: October 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 269
Docket Number: CR-18-685

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Petitioner's petition for coram nobis relief, holding that Petitioner failed to establish that the trial court abused its discretion and that the writ sh...

Jones v. State (Majority)  
Date: October 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 272
Docket Number: CR-18-923

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Appellant's pro se petition for writ of error coram nobis or to vacate his conviction, holding that the circuit court did not err in denying the petiti...

Malone v. State (Majority)  
Date: October 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 273
Docket Number: CR-18-977

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Appellant's pro se petition for a writ of error coram nobis, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion in denying coram nobis relief. Ap...

SANTONIO TURNER V. HON. WENDELL GRIFFEN (Majority)
Date: October 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 271
Docket Number: CR-19-485
Early v. Crockett (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: October 10, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 274
Docket Number: CV-17-235

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court granting summary judgment to Appellees and dismissing Appellant's civil rights claim, holding that the circuit court did not err in granting summary judgment i...

IN RE ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION (Per Curiam)
Date: October 3, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 261
IN RE ADOPTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 15.3 (Per Curiam)
Date: October 3, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 263
Pree v. State (Majority)  
Date: October 3, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 258
Docket Number: CR-17-954

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of capital murder, aggravated robbery, and a firearm enhancement, holding that there was no prejudicial error in the proceedings below. On appeal, Defendant argued that...

Braud v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: October 3, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 256
Docket Number: CR-18-1044

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of capital murder and first-degree battery, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in denying Defendant's motion for...

Coakley v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: October 3, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 259
Docket Number: CR-18-706

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of murder in the first degree, holding that there was no prejudicial error in the proceedings below. Specifically, the Court held that the trial court (1) did not err by...

Rayburn v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: October 3, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 254
Docket Number: CR-18-707

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of rape of a minor and sentence of life imprisonment without parole, holding that the circuit court did not err in denying Defendant's motions to dismiss and did not abus...

EMMITT RILEY v. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority, with Dissenting)
Date: September 26, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 252
Docket Number: CR-18-859
Dixon v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: September 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 245
Docket Number: CR-18-816

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Appellant of murder in the first degree and battery in the first degree, holding that the circuit court did not err when it denied Appellant's reque...

Perkins v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: September 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 247
Docket Number: CR-18-900

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions for first-degree battery and possession of a firearm by certain persons but remanded with instructions to correct the sentencing order, holding that the circuit court di...

Bullock's Kentucky Fried Chicken, Inc. v. City of Bryant, Arkansas (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: September 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 249
Docket Number: CV-17-761

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court granting an improvement district's (District 84) request for foreclosure and entering judgment against TND Developers, LLC for the total of unpaid improvement...

Minor Children v. Arkansas Department of Human Services (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: September 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 243
Docket Number: CV-18-1024

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the opinion of the court of appeals dismissing for lack of subject matter jurisdiction the appeal from a dependency-neglect case in which the circuit court entered an order awarding permanent cu...

IN RE HON. WENDELL GRIFFEN, CIRCUIT JUDGE FOR THE SIXTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, FIFTH DIVISION (Per Curiam)
Date: September 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 251
Docket Number: CV-19-521
IN RE ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT BOARD OF CERTIFIED COURT REPORTER EXAMINERS
Date: September 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 242
Leach v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: September 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 238
Docket Number: CR-18-705

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant's appeal from the dismissal of his pro se pleading wherein he requested scientific testing pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-201, holding that Appellant's request for scientific test...

Muntaqim v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: September 12, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 240
Docket Number: CV-18-488

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) denying Appellant's petition to proceed in forma pauperis in a civil action requesting judicial review, holding that Appellant failed...

SAMMIE L. THOMAS, JR. v. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Other)
Date: August 1, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 237
Docket Number: CR-19-383
RULE VII 2019 LIST (Per Curiam)
Date: June 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 234
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. Heslep (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 226
Docket Number: CV-18-136

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Appellants' motion to dismiss Appellees' complaint on sovereign immunity grounds but reversed the circuit court's grant of the temporary injunction, ho...

City of Fort Smith v. Wade (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: June 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 222
Docket Number: CV-18-351

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court granting Plaintiff's motion for summary judgment and finding that the City of Fort Smith and its directors violated the open-meeting provisions of the Arkansas Fr...

Hackie v. Bryant (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 228
Docket Number: CV-18-623

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court dismissing Appellant's petition for judicial review of an administrative decision by the director of the Arkansas State Police, holding that the circuit court err...

McArthur v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 220
Docket Number: CV-18-684

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 none of Appellant's claims were sufficient to demonstrate that the trial court lacked jurisdict...

Martin v. Smith (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 232
Docket Number: CV-18-813

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's order granting summary judgment to Defendant, Dr. Leslie Smith, based on quasi-judicial immunity, holding that Defendant was entitled to quasi-judicial immunity because the...

Johnson v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 20, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 230
Docket Number: CV-19-40

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant's appeal from the order of the circuit court dismissing his pro se petition for a writ of habeas corpus, which rendered his motions filed in connection with the appeal moot, holding...

Arkansas State Plant Board v. McCarty (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: June 13, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 214
Docket Number: CV-18-309

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed as moot a direct appeal challenging the circuit court's order declaring the Arkansas State Plant Board's dicamba cutoff rule as void and dismissed in part and reversed in part the cross appeal...

Moore v. Moore (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: June 13, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 216
Docket Number: CV-18-433

Justia Opinion Summary: In this divorce case, the Supreme Court affirmed on direct appeal the order of the circuit court on remand from the Supreme Court but reversed and remanded on cross appeal, holding that the circuit court erred in calcula...

Streit v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 13, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 218
Docket Number: CV-18-733

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court finding attorney Jonathan Streit in contempt of court and assessing a $100 fine, holding that substantial evidence supported the court's decision that Streit's ac...

IN RE DISTRICT COURT RESOURCE ASSESSMENT BOARD (Per Curiam)
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 209
Maiden v. State (Majority)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 198
Docket Number: CR-17-777

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court denying Appellant's pro se petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1, holding that it was clear from the face of the petition that Appell...

Bryant v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 183
Docket Number: CR-18-419

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's motion for permission to proceed with a belated appeal of an order denying his pro se petition for writ of error coram nobis, which mooted his additional motions, holding that the ci...

Wade v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 196
Docket Number: CR-18-896

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant's appeal from the denial of his pro se petition for a writ of error coram nobis, which mooted Appellant's motion to file a belated brief-in-chief, holding that it was clear from the...

Burgie v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 185
Docket Number: CR-19-82

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant's appeal from the circuit court's denial of his pro se petition to correct an illegal sentence, which mooted Appellant's motion for an extension of time to file his brief-in-chief, h...

Muhammad v. State (Majority)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 202
Docket Number: CR-96-121

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's petition seeking to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider his petition for writ of error coram nobis and to recall the Court's mandate affirming his conviction for cap...

Muntaqim v. Lay (Majority)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 203
Docket Number: CV-17-886

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Appellant's motion for preliminary injunction, holding that the circuit court correctly concluded that Appellant failed to demonstrate a likelihood of...

Banks v. Jones (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 204
Docket Number: CV-18-24

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court denying the motion to dismiss filed by Jimmy Banks, Warden of the Varner Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC), as to Sharon Jones's complaint al...

Morgan v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 189
Docket Number: CV-18-333

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant leave to proceed in forma pauperis on his petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the underlying habeas petition set out a claim that f...

Arkansas State Plant Board v. Stephens (Majority)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 182
Docket Number: CV-18-346

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed as moot the appeal brought by Appellants, the Arkansas State Plant Board and its director, challenging the circuit court's temporary restraining order (TRO) that enjoined the Plant Board from...

Arkansas State Plant Board v. Johnson (Majority)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 193
Docket Number: CV-18-362

Justia Opinion Summary: In this companion case to Arkansas State Plant Board v. Bell, __ S.W.3d __, which the Court handed down on May 23, 2019, the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal from the circuit court's temporary restraining order (TRO) t...

Montsanto Co. v. Arkansas State Plant Board (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 194
Docket Number: CV-18-548

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court mooted in part and reversed and remanded in part the decision of the circuit court dismissing Monsanto Company's amended complaint against the Arkansas State Plant Board and its members (collectively, t...

Prince v. Arkansas State Highway Commission (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 199
Docket Number: CV-18-616

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court granting a motion to dismiss filed by the Arkansas State Highway Commission and the Arkansas Department of Transportation and its director in this challenge to a...

Watts v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 207
Docket Number: CV-18-824

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court denying Appellant's request to proceed in forma paupers on a petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant failed to state a colorable cause of ac...

Jackson v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 191
Docket Number: CV-19-109

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal brought by Appellant from the denial of his petition for writ of habeas corpus in which he challenged a judgment and commitment order reflecting his conviction for first-degree murd...

Mister v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 6, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 187
Docket Number: CV-19-43

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying and dismissing Appellant's petition for habeas relief, holding that the circuit court did not clearly err when it denied the petition. As grounds for...

IN RE ARKANSAS CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION BOARD (Per Curiam)
Date: May 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 181
Williams v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 173
Docket Number: CR-14-1088

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's petition seeking to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court so that he may proceed with a petition for writ of error coram nobis in his criminal case, holding that error coram nobis...

Johnson v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 176
Docket Number: cr-15-174

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's request that the Supreme Court reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court so that it may consider a writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner's petition was without merit. Pe...

Martin v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 167
Docket Number: CR-95-1314

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 demonstrate entitlement to error c...

Alexander v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 171
Docket Number: CR-97-1412

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's petition in which he requested that the Supreme Court reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court so that he may file a petition for writ of error coram nobis and audita querela, holdin...

Davis v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 172
Docket Number: CR-98-1180

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

Milligan v. Singer (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 177
Docket Number: CV-17-653

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying Defendant's motion to dismiss a claim brought under the Arkansas Whistle-Blower Act (AWBA) and dismissed the complaint, holding that the complaint was bar...

Yang v. City of Little Rock, Arkansas (Majority)  
Date: May 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 169
Docket Number: CV-18-109

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's grant of summary judgment to Appellees on Appellant's negligence and civil rights claims, holding that summary judgment was properly granted. Appellant, as special administ...

Rhodes v. The Kroger Co. (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: May 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 174
Docket Number: CV-18-63

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's order granting judgment on the pleadings and dismissing Appellants' cause of action against the Kroger Company, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion i...

CHARLES EDWARD JONES, SR. V. HONORABLE QUINCEY ROSS (Majority)
Date: May 30, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 170
Docket Number: CV-19-233
Elliott v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: May 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 162
Docket Number: CR-17-1069

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court's order denying Appellant a resentencing hearing and imposing a life sentence with parole eligibility pursuant to the Fair Sentencing with Minors Act of 2017 (FSMA), holding t...

State v. Reynolds (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 154
Docket Number: CR-17-982

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed the State's interlocutory appeal from the circuit court's grant of David Reynolds's motion to suppress evidence seized from a search of his cell phone, holding that this was not a proper State...

Gonder v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 156
Docket Number: CR-18-646

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant's appeal from the judgment of the trial court dismissing Appellant's pro se petition and two amendments in which he sought a writ of audita querela, thus rendering moot Appellant's p...

JAMES D. CRIBBS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority, with Dissenting)
Date: May 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 158
Docket Number: CR-19-51
Worsham v. Day (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 160
Docket Number: CV-18-151

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case in which Debbie Worsham was awarded damages on her breach of contract action the Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Worsham's motion for attorney's fees and costs and Worsham's...

Arkansas State Plant Board v. Bell (Majority)  
Date: May 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 164
Docket Number: CV-18-369

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed as moot Appellants' appeal of the circuit court's temporary restraining order (TRO) that enjoined the Arkansas State Plant Board from enforcing its agency rule limiting the use of dicamba herb...

Arkansas True Grass v. Rutledge (Per Curiam)  
Date: May 23, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 165
Docket Number: CV-19-92

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed as moot Petitioner's petition for an order compelling Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge to certify the popular name and ballot title of a proposed amendment to the Arkansas Constitutio...

Barefield v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: May 16, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 149
Docket Number: CR-18-325

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions of two counts of premeditated and deliberate capital murder and sentencing him to life imprisonment without parole for each murder, holding that there was no prejudicial...

Langston v. Arkansas Department of Human Services (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 16, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 152
Docket Number: CV-18-1045

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court terminating Mother's parental rights to her son, holding that the circuit court did not commit reversible error by denying Mother's counsel's motion to withdraw....

Watson v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 16, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 147
Docket Number: CV-18-823

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant's appeal from the denial of his pro se petition to proceed in forma paupers in a habeas proceeding, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in finding that Appell...

EDWARD JOSEPH REYNOLDS V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority, with Dissenting)
Date: May 9, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 144
Docket Number: CR-18-555
Miracle Kids Success Academy, Inc. v. Maurras (Majority)  
Date: May 9, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 146
Docket Number: CV-18-114

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's order granting summary judgment in favor of Appellee in this contract dispute, holding that the circuit court did not err in concluding that Appellee's loan to Appellant was...

Farris v. Express Services, Inc. (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 9, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 141
Docket Number: CV-18-259

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission adopting the finding of an administrative law judge (ALJ) that Appellant's additional benefits claim was barred by the statute of l...

McHughes v. Wayland (Majority)  
Date: May 9, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 143
Docket Number: CV-18-61

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellants' appeal from the order of the circuit court granting Appellees' motion for sanctions, holding that the order was not final. Appellant filed a personal injury complaint against Appe...

TRENCIE OLIVER V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: May 2, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 139
Docket Number: CR-15-539
West v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 2, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 133
Docket Number: CR-16-830

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 raise a ground that was cognizable in cor...

State v. Jones (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: May 2, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 138
Docket Number: CR-18-590

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed the State's appeal from the circuit court's decision to dismiss criminal charges against Defendant for violation of his speedy-trial rights, holding that Ark. R. App. P.-Crim. 3(d) prohibited...

JUSTIN R. SIMPSON V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: May 2, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 140
Docket Number: CR-18-899
Hinton v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 2, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 136
Docket Number: CR-18-962

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's denial of Appellant's petition for postconvicton relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37, holding that the performance of Appellant's trial counsel was not deficient, and the...

Koppers, Inc. v. Trotter (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: May 2, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 134
Docket Number: CV-18-228

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal from the circuit court's order certifying a class action lawsuit filed by Employees against Employer, the Supreme Court remanded the case with instructions to enter an order that complies with Ark. R. Civ....

IN RE ARKANSAS ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOUNDATION, INC. (Per Curiam)
Date: April 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 132
Williams v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 129
Docket Number: CR-18-207

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court's denial of Appellant's request for postconviction relief under Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1, holding that the Rule 37.1 petition failed to raise a meritorious claim. Appellant was co...

Thornton v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 124
Docket Number: CR-18-40

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed an order of the circuit court dismissing Appellant's petition to correct an illegal sentence, holding that the circuit court did not err in dismissing the petition. In 2013, Appellant was foun...

Byrne v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 126
Docket Number: CR-18-755

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant's appeal from the circuit court's denial and dismissal of his pro se petition for reduction of sentence pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 16-90-111, holding that there was no merit to the a...

Morris v. Clark (Majority)  
Date: April 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 130
Docket Number: CV-18-143

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court vacated the opinion of the court of appeals affirming the circuit court's order denying Appellant's motion to terminate a guardianship held by Appellant's niece over Appellant's minor child and reversed...

Bell v. Gibson (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 25, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 127
Docket Number: CV-18-873

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant's appeal from the order of the circuit court denying Appellant's petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court's decision to deny Appellant's petition was not cl...

Jones v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 109
Docket Number: CR-10-447

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 knobs, holding that Petitioner failed to demonstrate that the writ should issue....

Chatmon v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 112
Docket Number: CR-13-1006

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 or, in the alternative, for a writ of certiorari, holding that Petitioner di...

Harrell v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 120
Docket Number: CR-17-471

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 violation of Brady v. Maryl...

Torres v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 101
Docket Number: CR-17-89

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case brought by the State bringing a charge of capital murder under alternate theories, rape felony murder and child-abuse murder, the Supreme Court reversed Appellant's conviction of capital murder and remanded...

King v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 114
Docket Number: CR-18-366

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's capital-murder conviction, holding that the circuit court did not commit prejudicial error in the proceedings below. Specifically, the Court held (1) the circuit court properly den...

Kain v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 113
Docket Number: CR-18-453

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant's petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in denying the petition. Appellant pled g...

Collins v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 110
Docket Number: CR-18-478

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant's conviction for capital murder, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in not allowing Appellant to impeach a pr...

JEREMY KENNEDY v. JOHN FELTS, CHAIRMAN, ARKANSAS PAROLE BOARD (Majority)
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 104
Docket Number: CV-17-63
Hartman v. Reardon (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 116
Docket Number: CV-18-310

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying Mother's petition to terminate the guardianship of her two minor children, holding that the circuit court erred in finding that it remained in the best in...

Walther v. Wilson (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 105
Docket Number: CV-18-601

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's award of attorney's fees to Plaintiff in his illegal-exaction lawsuit successfully challenging the constitutionality of certain legislative acts but remanded for further pro...

Arkansas Department of Human Services v. Ledgerwood (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 121
Docket Number: CV-18-617

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court's order holding the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) in contempt but dismissed DHS's appeal of a temporary restraining order enjoining its emergency rule, holding t...

Foreman v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 108
Docket Number: CV-18-670

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's denial of Appellant's petition for writ of habeas corpus filed under Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-101, holding that the circuit court did not err in denying the petition. Appellan...

Stephens Production Co. v. Mainer (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 18, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 118
Docket Number: CV-18-931

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court granting Plaintiffs' motion for class certification in this action alleging that Defendant, which leased with Plaintiffs to drill and sell hydrocarbons from the l...

Williams v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: April 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 96
Docket Number: CR-18-68

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 (FSMA), holding that b...

Scott v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 94
Docket Number: CR-98-1167

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's fifth pro se petition requesting permission to proceed with a petition for writ of error coram nobis in the trial court, holding that Petitioner did not satisfy any ground for granti...

KW-DW Properties, LLC v. Arkansas State Highway Commission (Majority)  
Date: April 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 95
Docket Number: CV-18-47

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's entry of a $650 deficiency judgment against the Arkansas State Highway Commission after a jury determined that the Commission owed KW-DW Properties, LLC $36,000 for just com...

Arkansas Department of Human Services v. Ledgerwood (Majority)  
Date: April 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 100
Docket Number: CV-18-639

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal brought by the Arkansas Department of Humanitarian Services (DHS) challenging the permanent injunction against its 2015 ARChoices Medicaid waiver rule, holding that this case was mo...

Davis Nursing Ass'n v. Neal (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: April 11, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 91
Docket Number: CV-18-814

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court entered on the jury's verdict finding that Davis Life Care Center (DLCC), a long-term care facility, was not entitled to charitable immunity and denying DLCC's...

McClendon v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: April 4, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 88
Docket Number: CR-18-329

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Appellant's motion for directed verdict and denying Appellant's motion for a mistrial, holding that the State presented sufficient evidence to convict...

Peoples v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 4, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 90
Docket Number: CR-19-10

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court treated Defendant's motion to lodge an appeal from a judgment sentencing him to 360 months imprisonment as a motion for rule on clerk and granted the motion, holding that because Defendant's counsel ne...

Martinez v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: March 28, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 85
Docket Number: CR-17-988

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions and sentence for capital murder, unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, and terroristic act, as well as a sentence enhancement for employing a firearm in the co...

IN RE JUDGE DAVID M. GLOVER (Per Curiam)
Date: March 28, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 87
Miller v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: March 28, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 81
Docket Number: CR-18-171

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 (FSMA), holding that t...

Lawson v. Simmons Sporting Goods, Inc. (Majority)  
Date: March 28, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 84
Docket Number: CV-18-545

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court dismissing Appellant's premises-liability suit against Simmons Sporting Goods, Inc. for lack of personal jurisdiction, holding that Arkansas courts did not have j...

Nooner v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: March 15, 2019
Citation: 2019 ARK. 80
Docket Number: CV-18-531

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from an order entered in the circuit court dismissing without prejudice Appellant’s pro se civil rights complaint for failure to provide proof of service in compliance with...

Gore v. Arkansas Teachers Federal Credit Union (Majority)  
Date: March 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 75
Docket Number: CV-17-1055

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court the circuit court’s denial of Appellant’s motion to dismiss and grant of a default judgment in favor of Arkansas Teachers Federal Credit Union (ATFCU), holding that the circuit court did not err in gran...

Burgie v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: March 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 77
Docket Number: CV-18-569

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s order denying Appellant’s petition for leave to proceed in forma pauperis with a petition for declaratory judgment, holding that the underlying petition clearly failed to st...

Smith v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: March 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 76
Docket Number: CV-18-777

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from the circuit court’s denial of his petition to proceed in forma pauperis in an action seeking a writ of habeas corpus, thus declaring the motions Appellant filed in conn...

McDaniel v. State (Majority)  
Date: March 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 56
Docket Number: CR-17-1051

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant’s conviction of capital murder, first-degree battery, and aggravated residential battery, holding that no prejudicial error occurred during the proceedings below. Before trial, Appel...

Howell v. State  
Date: March 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 59
Docket Number: CR-17-703

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 (FSMA), holding that A...

Howell v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: March 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 59
Docket Number: CR-17-703

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

ZAVIER MARQUIS PREE v. STATE OF ARKANSAS, (Per Curiam)
Date: March 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 71
Docket Number: CR-17-954
Mitchell v. State (Majority)  
Date: March 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 67
Docket Number: CR-18-275

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Appellant’s conviction for first-degree murder, for which she was sentenced to life imprisonment, holding that the trial court violated Appellant’s fundamental right to a public trial by closin...

Lawshea v. State (Majority)  
Date: March 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 68
Docket Number: CR-18-553

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant’s conviction for two counts of capital felony murder and one count of aggravated robbery, holding that there was sufficient evidence to support the verdict. On appeal, Defendant argu...

Woods v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: March 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 62
Docket Number: CR-18-568

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant’s petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37, holding that the circuit court did not err in summarily denying Appellant’...

Douglas v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: March 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 57
Docket Number: CR-18-597

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court denying Appellant’s petition for postconviction relief filed under Ark. R. Crim. P. 37, holding that the circuit court’s decision to deny the petition was not...

Davis v. Deen (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: March 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 69
Docket Number: CV-16-814

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s petition for writ of mandamus filed in the Desha County Circuit Court, holding that the circuit court had no jurisdiction below. Petitioner was an inmate serving a life sentence in...

Davis v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: March 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 64
Docket Number: CV-18-371

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s order granting Appellees’ motion to dismiss Appellant’s pro se petition for writ of mandamus and complaint for conversion but modified it as a dismissal without prejudice an...

Colton v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: March 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 54
Docket Number: CV-18-686

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant’s petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant stated no ground for relief cognizable in a habeas proceeding. On appeal, Appellan...

IN RE ARK. SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE ON CIVIL PRACTICE (Per Curiam)
Date: February 28, 2019
Citation: 2019 ARK. 51
IN RE BOARD OF CERTIFIED COURT REPORTER EXAMINERS (Per Curiam)
Date: February 28, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 52
IN RE ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE ON CHILD SUPPORT (Per Curiam)
Date: February 28, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 53
Ray v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: February 28, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 46
Docket Number: CR-17-1028

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 (FSMA), 2017 Ark. A...

Null v. Arkansas Parole Board (Majority)  
Date: February 28, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 50
Docket Number: CV-17-936

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s dismissal of Appellant’s petition for judicial review under the Arkansas Administrative Procedure, declaratory relief, and petition for writ of mandamus, holding that the ci...

Redus v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 44
Docket Number: CR-18-844

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

Rainer v. State (Majority)  
Date: February 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 42
Docket Number: CR-12-80

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to proceed with a petition for writ of error coram nobis and Petitioner’s motion for default judgment, holding that Petitioner wa...

Segerstrom v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: February 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 36
Docket Number: CR-17-829

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Appellant’s sentence of life imprisonment with the possibility of parole imposed in connection with his conviction for one count of capital murder, holding that the circuit court erred in apply...

Love v. State (Majority)  
Date: February 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 39
Docket Number: CR-18-477

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court dismissing Appellant’s petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that the circuit court did not err in denying the writ of error coram nobis because Appe...

Chestang v. Mays (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 40
Docket Number: CV-18-567

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from an order denying his pro se petition for writ of mandamus and found that the motion for modification of that order was moot, holding that Appellant’s notice of appeal w...

Harmon v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 34
Docket Number: CV-16-898

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the circuit court in this dispute over reimbursement for costs arising out of a settlement, holding that some of the circuit court’s findings were p...

Conley v. Boll Weevil Pawn Co., Inc. (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: February 7, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 31
Docket Number: CV-17-678

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant’s third amended motion for class certification and remanded for further proceedings, holding that the trial court abused its discretion by not p...

Davis v. State (Majority)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 20
Docket Number: CR-09-339

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Petitioner’s fourth petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to file a petition for writ of error coram nobis in the trial court in his criminal case, holding that the petition was...

Linell v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 25
Docket Number: CR-17-118

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s denial of Appellant’s writ of mandamus seeking to order the Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney to authorize the release of information and evidence from Appellant’s crimi...

Mills v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 21
Docket Number: CR-18-458

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal from an order denying his pro se petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that the the Court lacked jurisdiction to consider the appeal. Appellant lodged his appeal...

Makkali v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 17
Docket Number: CR-93-284

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’s claim did not establ...

Buchanan v. State (Majority)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 19
Docket Number: CR-93-714

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner’s petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to file a petition for writ of error coram nobis in his criminal case, holding that Petitioner’s claims did not establish a groun...

Protect Fayetteville v. City of Fayetteville (Majority)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 30
Docket Number: CV-17-849

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the decision of the circuit court and dismissed this matter in its entirety, holding that the circuit court exceeded its jurisdiction on remand, and therefore, its actions following remand were...

Protect Fayetteville v. City of Fayetteville (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 28
Docket Number: CV-17-873

Justia Opinion Summary: In this interlocutory appeal concerning legislative and executive privilege in Arkansas the Supreme Court held that the legislative and executive privileges exist in Arkansas. At issue in this case was whether Ordinance...

Conley v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 31, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 23
Docket Number: CV-18-559

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court’s denial of Appellant’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus, holding that because none of Appellant’s arguments provided evidence of probable cause to believe that Appellant...

EUGENE WESLEY V. HON. WILLIAM R. WRIGHT, CIRCUIT JUDGE (Majority, with Dissenting)
Date: January 24, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 10
Docket Number: CR-18-481
Mosley v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 24, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 14
Docket Number: CR-95-872

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Petitioner’s third petition requesting the Court to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court so that he may file a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that relief was not warranted...

Jones v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: January 24, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 12
Docket Number: CV-18-661

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s appeal of the circuit court’s denial of his petition for writ of habeas corpus and declared moot Appellant’s motion for an extension of time to file his brief-in-chief, holding tha...

Dednam v. State (Majority)  
Date: January 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 8
Docket Number: CR-04-573

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

Cunningham v. State (Majority)  
Date: January 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 9
Docket Number: CR-09-722

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 demonstrate in the petition that t...

Lane v. State (Majority)  
Date: January 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 5
Docket Number: CR-17-882

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the trial court’s denial of Appellant’s petition for postconviction relief under Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1, holding that none of Appellant’s claims merited postconviction relief under Rule 37. App...

DON AIRSMAN (Majority)
Date: January 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 3
Docket Number: CR-18-758
Berger v. Gibson (Majority)  
Date: January 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 4
Docket Number: CV-18-246

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied the motions filed by Warden James Gibson to dismiss Appellant’s appeal of the circuit court’s dismissal of his civil petition seeking an order directing the Warden to preserve certain evidence re...

Anderson v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: January 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 6
Docket Number: CV-18-485

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court dismissing Appellant’s petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that charging Appellant in an amendment to the information originally filed in his brother’s ca...

Davis v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 17, 2019
Citation: 2019 Ark. 1
Docket Number: CV-18-783

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant’s motion seeking leave to proceed with a belated appeal of a circuit court order that dismissed his pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus after treating the motion as a motion fo...

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