Arkansas Judicial System http://ualrpublicradio.org en Hearing Begins In Case Over Arkansas Gay Marriage Ban http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/hearing-begins-case-over-arkansas-gay-marriage-ban <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">A Pulaski County judge has opened a hearing in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' constitutional ban on gay marriage.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State voters in 2004 approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. A number of same-sex couples filed suit this year asking that the amendment be set aside.</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:47:33 +0000 Associated Press 16015 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas AG Hopes To Spark Debate About Future Of Death Penalty http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-ag-hopes-spark-debate-about-future-death-penalty <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A day after Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel generated headlines by saying that the state’s death penalty system is broken, he spoke with KUAR News Thursday about his hopes that this will spark a new debate in the coming weeks about what needs to be done by the state.</p><p>You can listen to the interview, aired during <em>All Things Considered</em>, above.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 02:04:38 +0000 Michael Hibblen 7728 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas AG Hopes To Spark Debate About Future Of Death Penalty Judge To Hold Hearing For Arkansas Death Row Inmates http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/judge-hold-hearing-arkansas-death-row-inmates <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">A hearing is planned in the case of six death row inmates who want the Arkansas Department of Correction to provide documents about lethal injection drugs.&nbsp;</font></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:12:50 +0000 Associated Press 1505 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Judge To Hold Hearing For Arkansas Death Row Inmates Trial Postponed For 2 Former LR Police Officers http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/trial-postponed-2-former-lr-police-officers <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">A federal judge has granted a request to postpone the trial of two former Little Rock police officers facing drug-related charges.</font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">Court records show that half-brothers Mark Anthony Jones and Randall Tremayn Robinson are now slated to go on trial July 15. Jones and Robinson were previously scheduled to go on trial this week. </font></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:53:24 +0000 Associated Press 1097 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Trial Postponed For 2 Former LR Police Officers Arkansas House Panel OKs Alternative Sentencing Bill http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-house-panel-oks-alternative-sentencing-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An Arkansas House panel has&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">advanced a proposal to allow judges in the state to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">establish court-directed rehabilitation programs where they&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">can send defendants as an alternative to prison or&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">probation.</span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:07:55 +0000 Associated Press 823 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Court Offers Amnesty for People Who Fail To Pay Court Fines http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/court-offers-amnesty-people-who-fail-pay-court-fines <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><font size="4">Starting March </font><font size="4">15</font><sup><font size="4">th</font></sup><font size="4"> , the Pulaski County Circuit Court will be granting amnesty to those who have outstanding warrants for failure to pay court fines. Over 2,000 people who have warrants for the offense must actually pay their fine, but can avoid additional penalties.</font></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:49:47 +0000 Chris Hickey 607 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Court Offers Amnesty for People Who Fail To Pay Court Fines Expansion Of The Pulaski County Jail Complete, Inmates Moving In http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/expansion-pulaski-county-jail-complete-inmates-moving <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 19.1875px;">Working building an expansion to the Pulaski County Detention Center has been finished and inmates are being moved in this week.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px 0px 10px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: 19.1875px;"><em>Wednesday afternoon, KUAR’s Kezia Nanda got a look at the facility.&nbsp; You can listen to her report above.</em></p> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Kezia Nanda 47 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Expansion Of The Pulaski County Jail Complete, Inmates Moving In