Arkansas Supreme Court Decisions 2020

IN RE ARKANSAS ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION (Per Curiam)
Date: September 17, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 280
IN RE ARKANSAS ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOUNDATION, INC. (Per Curiam)
Date: September 17, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 281
Wood v. State (Majority)  
Date: September 17, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 274
Docket Number: CR-18-972

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

Addison v. State (Majority)  
Date: September 17, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 273
Docket Number: CR-19-299

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying and dismissing Appellant's pro se petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Appellant failed to demonstrate that the trial court abused its di...

Rodgers v. State (Majority)  
Date: September 17, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 272
Docket Number: CR-20-68

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part and denied in part Petitioner's pro se petition for writ of mandamus in which Petitioner contended that circuit court judge Dion Wilson failed to act on a petition for a previously filed...

Arkansans For Healthy Eyes v. Thurston (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: September 17, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 277
Docket Number: CV-20-136

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed as moot Count I of Petitioners' complaint alleging that a proposed ballot petition's ballot title and popular name were invalid, holding that, in light of the holding of a companion case hande...

Arkansans for Healthy Eyes v. Thurston (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: September 17, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 270
Docket Number: CV-20-136

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court granted in part and dismissed in part an original action brought by Petitioners challenging the sufficiency of a state-wide petition to refer Act 579 of 2019 to the people of Arkansas on the November 3,...

Citizens for a Better Pope County v. Cross (Per Curiam)  
Date: September 17, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 279
Docket Number: CV-20-145

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed as moot Appellees' motion to dismiss the appeal by Citizens for a Better Pope County, a local option ballot question committee, holding that the claims set forth in Citizens' appeal were moot....

Arkansans For Healthy Eyes v. Thurston (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: September 17, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 275
Docket Number: CV-20-175

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed as moot Plaintiff's appeal from the judgment of the circuit court dismissing Plaintiff's complaint challenging a referendum petition preventing Act 579 of 2019 from becoming law, holding that...

LARON HAYES, JR. v. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Per Curiam)
Date: September 10, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 269
Docket Number: CR-19-643
Miller v. Thurston (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: August 27, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 267
Docket Number: CV-20-454

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action involving two initiative petitions proposing constitutional amendments that Petitioners sought to have placed on the November 2020 election ballot the Supreme Court denied in part and dismissed in part Pet...

Miller v. Thurston (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: August 27, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 265
Docket Number: CV-20-454

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action involving two initiative petitions proposing constitutional amendments that Petitioners sought to have placed on the November 2020 election ballot the Supreme Court dismissed in part Petitioners' petition...

IN RE RETIREMENT OF LARRY BRADY (Per Curiam)
Date: June 18, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 258
Linell v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 18, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 253
Docket Number: CR-84-9

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's petition seeking permission to file a writ of error coram nobis in the trial court, holding that Petitioner failed to demonstrate that he was entitled to coram nobis relief. Petiti...

JOSE CHACON V. ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND MINOR CHILDREN (Dissenting)
Date: June 18, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 257
Docket Number: CV-19-978
Jackson v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: June 18, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 251
Docket Number: CV-19-984

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court dismissing Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court did not err when it dismissed the petition without holding a hear...

Jackson v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 18, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 255
Docket Number: CV-19-985

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court dismissing Appellant's petition for writ of habeas corpus and denied the motions subsequently filed by Appellant to amend his reply brief, holding that the cir...

DISSENT TO IN RE RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC (Dissenting)
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2020 ARK. 250
Oliver v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 233
Docket Number: CR-15-539

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 the State did not violate Brady v. Maryland,...

Childers v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 241
Docket Number: CR-19-52

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's conviction of two specifications of cruelty and maltreatment and two specifications of failure to obey an order or regulation entered by the Arkansas Army National Guard in a court-...

Burnell v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 244
Docket Number: CR-20-5

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court admitting, at Defendant's sentencing trial for the murder of his wife, a Defendant's letter requesting the proceeds of his wife's insurance policy, holding tha...

Agrifund, LLC v. Regions Bank (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 246
Docket Number: CV-18-158

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court concluding that Regions Bank and Optimum Agriculture, LLC had lien priority to crop proceeds and that Optimum Agriculture, LLC was entitled to a statutory land...

Benton v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 237
Docket Number: CV-19-667

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court denying and dismissing Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court did not determining that Appellant failed to state...

Municipal Health Benefit Fund v. Hendrix (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 235
Docket Number: CV-19-681

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court certifying two classes pursuant to Ark. R. Civ. P. 23, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in finding that the classes met the requirement...

Morgan v. Payne (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 11, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 239
Docket Number: CV-19-987

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying and dismissing Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus and denied Appellant's petition for writ of certiorari, holding that the circuit cour...

IN RE ARKANSAS CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION BOARD (Per Curiam)
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 230
Barnett v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 222
Docket Number: CR-00-1384

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Petitioner's pro se third petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a writ of error coram nobis, holding that this petition was an abuse of the writ. Petitioner was con...

McKinney v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 226
Docket Number: CR-18-546

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's pro se petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to allow him to file a petition for writ of error coram nobis in his criminal case, holding that neither of Petitioner's c...

KENNETH HINTON V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 229
Docket Number: CR-18-962
Williams v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 224
Docket Number: CR-19-682

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court dismissing Appellant's petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that reversal was not warranted because Appellant failed to establish a meritorious Brad...

Abernathy v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: June 4, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 228
Docket Number: CV-19-723

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying and dismissing Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant stated no ground on which the writ could issue under Arkansas...

RODNEY HARMON v. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority, with Dissenting)
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 217
Docket Number: CR-18-1057
Harmon v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 216
Docket Number: CR-18-1057

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction for various drug and drug-related offenses and sentencing him to an aggregate term of forty years' imprisonment, holding that the trial court did not abuse its discretion...

SANDERS CARTER v. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority, with Dissenting)
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 219
Docket Number: CR-19-666
Carter v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 218
Docket Number: CR-19-666

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Defendant's motion for a new trial based on postconviction DNA testing results, holding that the circuit court did not err in denying the motion and in...

Dollar General Corp. v. Elder (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 208
Docket Number: CV-18-313

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court in favor of Plaintiff on her slip and fall action, holding that the circuit court did not err or abuse its discretion. Specifically, the Supreme Court held th...

Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration v. Carpenter Farms Medical Group, LLC (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 213
Docket Number: CV-19-739

Justia Opinion Summary: In this action challenging the decision of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission disqualifying Carpenter Farms Medical Group, LLC's application for a marijuana-cultivation facility the Supreme Court affirmed in part...

Hurd v. Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 28, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 210
Docket Number: CV-19-808

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court affirming amended integration orders entered by the Arkansas Oil & Gas Commission (AOGC), holding that the AOGC did not exceed its statutory authority in granting...

IN RE BOARD OF CERTIFIED COURT REPORTER EXAMINERS (Per Curiam)
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 207
Von Holt v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 205
Docket Number: CR-17-241

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Defendant's petition for permission to file a writ of error coram nobis in the trial court, holding that the petition contained no allegations of trial error warranting coram nobis relief. Defen...

Terry v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 202
Docket Number: CR-18-982

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions of first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, and theft of property, holding that the evidence was sufficient to support the convictions and that the circuit court did not...

Williams v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 199
Docket Number: CR-19-150

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court dismissing Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant did not demonstrate clear error in the circuit court's dismissal of his p...

Marek v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 203
Docket Number: CR-19-695

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this matter - which regarded Petitioner's pro se motions seeking to belatedly appeal his conviction, permission to proceed in forma paupers, and appointment of counsel - to the trial court for...

Martin v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 204
Docket Number: CR-19-732

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court remanded this matter involving Defendant's motion for belated appeal, holding that the proper disposition of this case requires findings of fact, which must be made in the circuit court. Defendant was...

Leach v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 200
Docket Number: CV-19-701

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant did not state a ground in the petition on which the writ could issue. In 20...

Clark v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: May 21, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 206
Docket Number: CV-19-942

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Defendant's appeal of the circuit court's dismissal of his petition to correct an illegal sentence, holding that the appeal must be dismissed because the petition was filed in the circuit cour...

Mills v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 193
Docket Number: CV-19-750

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the trial court denying Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus seeking scientific testing of evidence from his criminal case, holding that Appellant failed to establ...

Walther v. Wilson (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 194
Docket Number: CV-19-789

Justia Opinion Summary: In this appeal returning to the Supreme Court for a third time challenging an award of attorney's fees to Plaintiff in his illegal exaction lawsuit that successfully challenged the constitutionality of certain legislativ...

Makkali v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 188
Docket Number: CV-19-825

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to Act 1780 of 2001, Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-201 to -208, holding that because Appellant had...

Hutchison v. Mcarty (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 190
Docket Number: CV-19-844

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the ruling of the circuit court denying the motion filed by Asa Hutchinson, the Governor of the State of Arkansas, to dismiss an action filed by Appellee, an inmate in the Arkansas Department o...

Anderson v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: May 14, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 197
Docket Number: CV-19-884

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying and dismissing Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that there was no error. Specifically, the Supreme Court held that the circ...

IN RE RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC (Per Curiam)
Date: May 8, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 187
Barnett v. State (Majority)  
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 181
Docket Number: CR-19-886

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Appellant's "motion for credit for time spent in custody," holding that the circuit court's findings were not clearly erroneous. In his motion, Appell...

Davis v. Pennymac Loan Services, LLC (Majority)  
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 180
Docket Number: CV-19-318

Justia Opinion Summary: In a certified question of law regarding the requirement for creditors to comply strictly with the Arkansas Statutory Foreclosure Act the Supreme Court held that Ark. Code Ann. 18-50-104(b)(4) requires disclosure of the...

Mason v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 182
Docket Number: CV-19-327

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court dismissing Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant stated no ground on which the writ could issue. Appellant was convicted...

Walker v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 183
Docket Number: CV-19-820

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Appellant's pro se petition for declaratory judgment, holding that Appellant could not use a declaratory-judgment action to collaterally attack his cri...

Ray v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: May 7, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 184
Docket Number: CV-19-821

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant's appeal from an order denying his pro se petition for permission to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that the c...

IN RE ARKANSAS BAR EXAMINATION––JULY 2020 (Per Curiam)
Date: April 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 179
Reynolds v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 174
Docket Number: CR-18-555

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Appellant's claims for postconviction relief raised under Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1, holding that none of counsel's alleged errors created a reasonable proba...

Smith v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 171
Docket Number: CR-18-915

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's motion asking the Court to proceed with a belated appeal of a judgment reflecting his conviction on drug-related charges, holding that the trial court did not err in finding that Pet...

McCray v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: April 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 172
Docket Number: CR-19-784

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant's conviction of two counts of aggravated robbery, one count of theft of property, and one count of possession of a firearm by certain persons, holding that substantial evidence suppor...

Johnson v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 168
Docket Number: CR-19-847

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court denying Appellant's petition for postconviction relief filed pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.5, holding that the performance of Appellant's trial counsel was n...

Lukach v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 175
Docket Numbers: CR-91-279, CR-91-923

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's second petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis and second petition for writ of certiorari, holding that Petitioner w...

Davis v. Straughn (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: April 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 169
Docket Number: CV-19-806

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-101, holding that Appellant stated no ground in the petition on wh...

IN RE SUSPENSION OF ATT'Y LICENSE 2020 (Per Curiam)
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 ARK. 162
IN RE RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (Per Curiam)
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 ARK. 163
IN RE SUSPENSION OF ATT'Y LICENSE 2020 (Per Curiam)
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 ARK. 362
EDMOND MCCLINTON V. STATE OF ARKANSAS
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 153
Docket Number: CR-14-1060
McClinton v. State  
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 353
Docket Number: CR-14-1060

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's second petition requesting permission to proceed in the trial court with a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner's proposed attack on the judgment had no me...

KAREN SIEGEL v. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 159
Docket Number: CR-19-316
Siegel v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 359
Docket Number: CR-19-316

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant's appeal from the circuit court's orders denying her motions to declare Ark. Code Ann. 5-62-106 (disposition of animal) and Ark. Code Ann. 5-62-111 (prevention of cruelty) unconstitu...

SAMMIE L. THOMAS, JR. v. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 154
Docket Number: CR-19-383
Thomas v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 354
Docket Number: CR-19-383

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Appellant's conviction of capital murder, holding that the evidence was sufficient to sustain the conviction and that the circuit court did not err in denying Appellant's motion to suppress tra...

CONRAY CARROLL v. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 160
Docket Number: CR-19-547
Carroll v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 360
Docket Number: CR-19-547

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Appellant's motion for leave to file a petition for writ of error cram knobs, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in declining...

TYRELL BENSON V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 161
Docket Number: CR-19-613
TYRELL BENSON V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 361
Docket Number: CR-19-613
RUSSELL BERGER v. BILL BRYANT, DIRECTOR, ARKANSAS STATE POLICE (Majority, with Dissenting)
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 157
Docket Number: CV-17-616
Berger v. Bryant (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 357
Docket Number: CV-17-616

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Appellant's petition to proceed in forma pauperis on a petition for writ of mandamus and a motion for declaratory judgment, holding that Appellant fail...

Williams v. Baptist Health (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 350
Docket Number: CV-17-924

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the judgment of the circuit court dismissing Appellant's action against Baptist Health appellees and John Hearnsberger, M.D., holding that the circuit court abused...

EDWARD CAVE v. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 156
Docket Number: CV-19-321
Cave v. State  
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 356
Docket Number: CV-19-321

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court did not err in denying the petition. Appellant was found guilty...

ROLANDIS CHATMON v. WENDY KELLEY, DIRECTOR, ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION (Majority)
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 155
Docket Number: CV-19-56
Chatmon v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: April 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 355
Docket Number: CV-19-56

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Appellant's appeal from the order of the circuit court denying his petition to proceed in forma pauperis on the grounds that Appellant failed to state a colorable cause of action in a petition fo...

Rickman v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 138
Docket Number: CR-19-156

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court convicting Defendant of two counts of rape, one count of kidnapping, and other offenses, holding that the circuit court did not err in denying Defendant's moti...

Gardner v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 147
Docket Number: CR-19-257

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of capital murder and sentence of death, holding that the circuit court did not err. Specifically, the Supreme Court held (1) the circuit court did not err in refusing t...

Garcia-Chicol v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 148
Docket Number: CR-19-391

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Defendant's motion for mistrial, holding that the circuit court's decision to admit into evidence a translation of a letter Defendant wrote in Spanish...

White County Judge v. Menser (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 140
Docket Number: CV-19-148

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the vacated the opinion of the court of appeals affirming the decision of the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission affirming and adopting the findings of the administrative law judge (ALJ)...

Proctor v. Payne (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 142
Docket Number: CV-19-791

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying and dismissing Appellant's petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that because Appellant did not establish either that the sentencing orders implicat...

Finney v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 16, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 145
Docket Number: CV-19-822

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant stated no ground in the petition on which the writ could issue. Appellant p...

Jorja Trading, Inc. v. Willis (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: April 9, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 133
Docket Number: CV-18-1012

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court denying Appellants' motion to compel arbitration pursuant to the arbitration agreement contained in the parties' installment-sales contract, holding that the c...

Myers v. Yamato Kogyo Co. (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: April 9, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 136
Docket Number: CV-18-607

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission concluding that parent companies of a direct employer are immune from tort liability under the exclusive remedy statute, Ark. Code Ann...

IN RE RESPONSE TO COVID-19.APRIL 3 (Per Curiam)
Date: April 3, 2020
Citation: 2020 ARK. 132
Joiner v. State (Majority)  
Date: April 2, 2020
Citation: 2020 ARK. 126
Docket Number: CR-08-151

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's pro se second 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 claim...

RICARDO MCDANIEL V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: April 2, 2020
Citation: 2020 ARK. 127
Docket Number: CR-17-1051
Harmon v. Bland (Majority)  
Date: April 2, 2020
Citation: 2020 ARK. 128
Docket Number: CV-18-768

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant's petition to proceed in forma pauperis in a civil rights and medical malpractice lawsuit, holding that the circuit court improperly relied upon...

IN RE RESPONSE TO COVID-19 UPDATE (Per Curiam)
Date: March 20, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 125
Darrough v. State (Majority)  
Date: March 19, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 119
Docket Number: CR-19-731

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Defendant's petition to correct an illegal sentence "imposed in an illegal manner," filed pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 16-90-111, holding that the trial co...

Hall v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: March 19, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 123
Docket Number: CV-19-738

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying and dismissing Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus filed under Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-101, holding that Appellant stated no ground in the...

Randle v. Straughn (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: March 19, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 117
Docket Number: CV-19-751

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying and dismissing Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-101, holding that Appellant stated no ground in the...

In re Response to COVID-19 (Per Curiam)
Date: March 17, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 116
Burks v. State (Majority)  
Date: March 12, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 104
Docket Number: CR-09-609

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's fourth pro se petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the circuit court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner failed to demonstrate a fundamental...

McKinney v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: March 12, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 113
Docket Number: CR-18-546

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's pro se petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to allow him to file a petition for writ of error coram nobis in his criminal case, holding that Petitioner did not meet h...

Lard v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: March 12, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 110
Docket Number: CR-19-351

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court finding that Defendant had the capacity to knowingly and intelligently waive his postconviction remedies, including his Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.5 petition, was not...

John v. Faitak (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: March 12, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 105
Docket Number: CV-17-862

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the circuit court's decision granting summary judgment for Dr. Martin T. Faitak and dismissing J. David John's complaint alleging claims of medical negligence and other torts, holding that Fait...

Pace v. Pace (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: March 12, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 108
Docket Number: CV-18-787

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Father's petition to modify a joint custody order and give him primary custody of his minor daughter and denying Mother's petition for attorney fees, hold...

Riley v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: March 5, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 99
Docket Number: CR-18-859

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's convictions and sentence and granted Defendant's counsel's motion to withdraw, holding that no error occurred in the proceedings and that there were no nonfrivolous issues that supp...

Halliburton v. State (Majority)  
Date: March 5, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 101
Docket Number: CR-19-396

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of first-degree murder and sentence of life imprisonment, holding that the circuit court did not err in the proceedings below. Specifically, the Court held that the circ...

Kitchell v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: March 5, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 102
Docket Number: CR-19-500

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the circuit court resentencing Defendant to life imprisonment after his original life-without-parole sentence was vacated due to Miller v. Alabama, 567 U.S. 460 (2012), holding...

IN RE ARKANSAS SUPREME COURT COMMITTEE ON CHILD SUPPORT (Per Curiam)
Date: February 27, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 98
City of Fort Smith v. Merriott (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: February 27, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 94
Docket Number: CV-19-255

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying the City of Fort Smith's motion to compel class notice on Plaintiff's claims alleging illegal exaction and unjust enrichment against on the ground that th...

Shelter Mutual Insurance Co. v. Lovelace (Majority)  
Date: February 27, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 93
Docket Number: CV-19-578

Justia Opinion Summary: In this insurance dispute, the Supreme Court reversed the orders and judgment of the circuit court in favor of Edna Lyle Lovelace, holding that the circuit court erred in determining that Shelter Mutual Insurance Company...

Johnson v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 86
Docket Number: CR-18-700

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Appellant's petition for rehearing of the Court's decision affirming the circuit court's denial of Appellant's petition for postconviction DNA testing under Act 1780, holding that Appellant's pet...

Mcarty v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 68
Docket Number: CR-19-17

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the orders of the circuit court denying Appellant's two pro se petitions challenging his 1993 conviction for first-degree murder and sentence of life imprisonment, holding that the circuit cour...

Marshall v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 66
Docket Number: CR-19-232

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, holding that the trial court did not clearly err when it d...

Mabry v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 72
Docket Number: CR-19-319

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction of six counts of rape, holding that no reversible error occurred in the proceedings below. Defendant was sentenced for life imprisonment for each count of rape, with the...

Hundley v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 89
Docket Number: CR-19-590

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court rejecting Appellant's proffered jury instructions at his resentencing hearing, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion. At age seventeen,...

Chekuri v. Nekkalapudi (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 74
Docket Number: CV-18-594

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court granting Appellant a divorce, dividing the parties' marital property, and awarding alimony to Appellee, holding that the circuit court's rulings were not clearly...

Hayes v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 79
Docket Number: CV-18-916

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's order denying Appellant's petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-101, holding that Appellant did not state a ground for the writ. Appe...

BHC Pinnacle Pointe Hospital, LLC v. Nelson (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 70
Docket Number: CV-19-151

Justia Opinion Summary: In this interlocutory appeal, the Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying BHC Pinnacle Point Hospital, LLC's motion to compel arbitration of a class action complaint filed by Employees, individually...

Young v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 84
Docket Number: CV-19-655

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying and dismissing Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-101, holding that Appellant stated no ground in the...

Lovelace v. Kelley (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 91
Docket Number: CV-19-658

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying and dismissing Appellant's duplicate petitions for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the petitions failed to allege a basis for the writ. Approximat...

Collier v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: February 20, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 77
Docket Number: CV-19-690

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying and dismissing Appellant's petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that Appellant failed to state a basis for issuance of the writ. Appellant pleaded...

Beard v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 62
Docket Number: CR-19-543

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed Defendant's conviction of one count of rape and two counts of second-degree sexual assault and sentence of life imprisonment plus forty years, holding that the circuit court erred in overruling...

Halfacre v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 60
Docket Number: CV-19-422

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying and dismissing Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court did not err in rejecting Appellant's petition. Ap...

Muhammad v. Kelley (Majority)  
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 61
Docket Number: CV-19-636

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court dismissing Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the circuit court did not err in dismissing Appellant's petition. In dismissing...

Weeks v. Thurston (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 13, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 64
Docket Number: CV-20-20

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court disqualifying district judge Adam Weeks from the ballot for the judicial office of the Third Judicial District, Division Three, Circuit Judge in the March 3, 2020...

Fowlkes v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 56
Docket Number: CR-19-514

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed Defendant's conviction for rape, third-degree domestic battery, and other convictions, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion in admitting certain testimony and that Defend...

Steve's Auto Center of Conway, Inc. v. Arkansas State Police (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 58
Docket Number: CV-19-361

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's order granting summary judgment to the Arkansas State Police (ASP) based on sovereign immunity and dismissing Appellants' suit for declaratory and injunctive relief alleging...

Watson v. City of Blytheville (Majority)  
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 51
Docket Number: CV-19-416

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court dismissing Plaintiff's illegal exaction suit against the City of Blytheville and its Sewer Department (collectively, the City), holding that the circuit court...

Stalnaker v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 54
Docket Number: CV-19-481

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the circuit court denying Petitioner's petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that Petitioner did not meet his burden of demonstrating that he was being illegally detained...

Reed v. Straughn (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: February 6, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 52
Docket Number: CV-19-639

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court dismissed Appellant's appeal from the Jefferson County Circuit Court's denial of his pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus filed pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-101 to -123, holding that a writ of...

McCullough v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 49
Docket Numbers: CR-07-849, CR-08-590

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's pro se petition to recall the mandate to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner's allegations failed t...

Rayfield v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 40
Docket Number: CR-17-526

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's order denying Defendant's petition for scientific testing of evidence, holding that the circuit court's decision denying the petition was not clearly erroneous. Defendant w...

Roberts v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 45
Docket Number: CR-18-845

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant's amended petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.5, holding that there was no error in the circuit court's order den...

Grubbs v. State (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 42
Docket Number: CR-19-377

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court refusing to instruct the jury on two instructions proffered by Defendant at a resentencing hearing, holding that the circuit court did not err or abuse its discre...

Millsap v. State (Majority)  
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 38
Docket Number: CR-19-615

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant's pro se petition and amended petition to correct an illegal sentence under Ark. Code Ann. 16-90-111, holding that Appellant did not establish t...

Agents Mutual Insurance Co. v. Benham (Majority)  
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 39
Docket Number: CV-18-918

Justia Opinion Summary: On interlocutory appeal, the Supreme Court remanded this matter involving the circuit court's grant of Plaintiff's motion for class certification and denying, in part, Defendant's objections and motion for protective ord...

Muhammad v. State (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: January 30, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 47
Docket Number: CV-19-597

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant's pro se petition for writ of habeas corpus pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. 16-112-101, holding that Appellant stated no basis for the writ. Appella...

Dennis v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 28
Docket Number: CR-18-588

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the denial by the trial court of Appellant's pro se petition for postconviction relief pursuant to Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1, holding that the trial court did not err by denying Appellant's numerou...

Perry v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 32
Docket Number: CV-18-662

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court denying Appellant's petition to proceed in forma pauperis after seeking judicial review of Arkansas Department of Correction disciplinary proceedings under the...

Arkansas Department of Human Services v. Harris (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 30
Docket Number: CV-19-256

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court reversed the order of the circuit court denying the motion filed by the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) to dismiss Plaintiffs' amended complaint alleging violations of the Arkansas Civil Rig...

City of Little Rock v. Nelson (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 34
Docket Number: CV-19-293

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court concluding that the district court's assessment of installment fees violated due process, holding that the circuit court correctly denied a directed verdict on...

Henson v. Cradduck (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 24
Docket Number: CV-19-341

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the circuit court dismissing Appellant's wrongful death complaint as barred by the applicable statute of limitations, holding that the circuit court did not abuse its discretion...

City of Little Rock v. Nelson (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 19
Docket Number: CV-19-475

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court granting a motion for attorneys' fees filed by Plaintiff, individually and on behalf of others similarly situated, holding that the circuit court did not abuse it...

Wyatt v. Carr (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: January 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 21
Docket Number: CV-19-809

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's order granting Tyray Carr's petition for writ of mandamus and declaratory judgment declaring James Winfield Wyatt ineligible to file for, be elected to, or hold the office o...

Barrett v. Thurston (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: January 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 36
Docket Number: CV-19-904

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's order finding that Emily White Lengefeld was a certified candidate for the position of Arkansas Court of Appeals District 4, Position 2, holding that the circuit court corre...

Crockett v. Kelley (Majority, with Concurring)  
Date: January 23, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 26
Docket Number: CV-19-99

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the circuit court denying Appellant's habeas corpus petition challenging a 1983 circuit court judgment reflecting Appellant's guilty plea to first-degree murder and the life senten...

Tolston v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 14
Docket Number: CR-02-447

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 and audita querela in his criminal case, holding that Petitioner's claims did no...

Henington v. State (Majority)  
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 11
Docket Number: CR-10-6

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's petition to reinvest jurisdiction in the trial court to consider a petition for a writ of error coram nobis, holding that Petitioner's claims were not cognizable in coram nobis proce...

Hallman v. State (Majority)  
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 16
Docket Number: CR-78-165

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court denied Petitioner's petition seeking to proceed in the trial court with a petition under Ark. R. Crim. P. 37.1, in which he would challenge a judgment reflecting his sentence of life imprisonment withou...

City of Little Rock v. Alexander Apartments, LLC (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 12
Docket Number: CV-18-1034

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed and remanded in part the circuit court's order awarding damages under the Arkansas Civil Rights Act to Alexander Apartments, LLC and certain tenants after determining that...

Harmon v. Payne (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: January 16, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 17
Docket Number: CV-18-721

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the circuit court's dismissal of Plaintiff's complaint filed against Arkansas prison officials under the Arkansas Civil Rights Act and state tort law for allegedly depriving him of a nutritiona...

CALVIN THORNTON V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 6
Docket Number: CR-17-537
Pitts v. State (Majority, with Dissenting)  
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 7
Docket Number: CR-18-272

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the trial court denying Appellant's petition for writ of error coram nobis, holding that Appellant did not show an abuse of discretion in the denial of the writ. In 1979, Appel...

KENNETH HINTON V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 9
Docket Number: CR-18-962
JEFFREY MAREK V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 1
Docket Number: CR-19-695
GREGORY J. MARTIN V. STATE OF ARKANSAS (Majority)
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 2
Docket Number: CR-19-732
Harris v. Hutchison (Majority, with Concurring and Dissenting)  
Date: January 9, 2020
Citation: 2020 Ark. 3
Docket Number: CV-18-826

Justia Opinion Summary: The Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part the circuit court's order granting a motion to dismiss filed by the Arkansas Governor and Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission Deputy Director and dismissing P...

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