Arkansas Supreme Court Considers Holding Clerk In Contempt

Apr 14, 2016

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ordered a county clerk to appear next month and explain why the court should not hold her in contempt.

The court issued the order Thursday for Lincoln County Clerk Cindy Glover to appear before the court on May 5 and explain a filing issue with an inmate's legal appeal. Inmate Kenny Halfacre had asked for a poverty designation to file a lawsuit without paying the filing fee.

That request was denied, and Halfacre tried to appeal. The clerk's office had not filed the orders because no fees had been paid, which halted the appeal.

The order says the Lincoln County Clerk's office then failed to follow the court's February order to file the documents, instead marking them "received" and further delaying the appeal.