Arkansas

The state of Arkansas was the 25th state admitted to the United States on June 15, 1836. With an area of just over 53,000 miles it is the 29th largest state, and with a population of just under 3 million is the 33rd most populous US State. The US Census classifies the state as a Southern territory, with the Mississippi River running across a majority of the state’s eastern border. The state is split into highland and lowlands featuring several regions including the: Ozark Mountains, Gulf Coastal Plain, Arkansas River Valley, Arkansas Delta, and Crowley’s Ridge. The state capital is Little Rock.  I was the 25th state to join the Union.

Arkansas has a state government where power is broken into three branches: the executive, judicial and legislative branch. 

The executive branch consists of seven elected officials: the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, treasurer, auditor and land commission.  Each elected official is restrained by a term limits, of two full terms plus any partial terms before the first full terms.  Additionally, the governor and lieutenant governor are elected separately, so they can be from different political parties.  The governor also appoints leaders to various state commissions, boards, etc. as part of his job.

The legislative branch is housed in the Arkansas General Assembly, broken into the Senate and the House of Representatives.  Staggered elections ensure that half of the Senate is up for re-election every two years, and the entire elected body turns over following redistricting.  For the House of Representatives, res can serve a max of three two-year terms.

The judicial branch has five court systems: Arkansas Supreme Court, Arkansas Court of Appeals, Circuit Courts, District Courts and City Courts.

The Arkansas Supreme Court is made up of seven justices, each elected to an eight-year term.  This court has the final word in the state, and its decisions can only be appealed to the Supreme Court of the United States.

 

The Arkansas district court is broken into the state district court and the local district court, and this is where most cases begin.  District courts are presided over by judges who may also privately practice law. 

The National Law Review covers a wide range of civil rights, election news, legislative and agency-related news, state and federal news, immigration topics, healthcare and medicine, and general information about the state. Any upcoming election news, or important topics which may affect the country, or surrounding regions, are also covered by The National Law Review along with news coming out of the Eighth CIrcuit Court of Appeals which has jurisdiction over Arkansas.

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The BR Privacy & Security Download: May 2023 Blank Rome LLP
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Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better: State NIL Laws Continue to Change Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
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Comparing Arkansas’ Social Media Safety Act to Utah’s Social Media Regulation Act Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
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Arkansas Enacts Legislation Restricting Social Media Accounts for Minors Hunton Andrews Kurth
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You Say Yes, I Say No: What the Recent State Cannabis Elections Say About the Future of Adult-Use Programs Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
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Objections to Discovery Demands Must Be Specific & Adequately Supported Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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Cannabis Legalization on the Ballot: Maryland and Missouri Join Growing List of States Legalizing Recreational Cannabis Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
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Court Enjoins Enforcement of Arkansas Meat Labeling Law Keller and Heckman LLP
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FFF Sovereign Immunity Series Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
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Protecting Health Information Post Roe Part 1: Steps for Women Mintz
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OSHA Reminds Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas Employers to Protect Workers From Heat-Related Illness Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
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Can a Noncompete Increase Competitiveness? Arkansas Football Sure Hopes So. Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
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Transgender Youth and Access to Healthcare Nelson Mullins
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Orthotics Don’t Fix Crooked Schemes: $6.5 Million Healthcare Fraud Scheme Ends in Convictions Tycko & Zavareei LLP
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Privacy Tip #324 – What Happens to My Health Information When a Hospital Goes Out of Business? Robinson & Cole LLP
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Skyline Fraud Charges Serve as a Warning to Inexperienced Operators Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
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Legal Status of Vaccine Mandates Foley & Lardner LLP
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Court Blocks Implementation of CMS Vaccine Mandate in 10 States Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Barred From Enforcing Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Rule in 10 States Jackson Lewis P.C.
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Judge Blocks Portions of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Vaccine Mandate (US) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
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10 States Sue Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers Jackson Lewis P.C.
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Plant-Based Food Labeling Legislative Update Norris McLaughlin P.A.
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Recent Amendments to State Breach Notification Laws Polsinelli PC
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Arkansas Seeks to Amend President Biden’s Mandate Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
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PBM Regulatory Landscape Roundup (Summer 2021): A Flurry of Regulations, Rutledge, and a Crucial 8th Circuit Decision Mintz
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Money Transmission Licenses Required for Virtual Currency Activities in Arkansas and Florida Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
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A Highlights Reel on NIL Rights for Student Athletes Katten
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Can Employers Make COVID-19 Vaccinations Mandatory? Katz Banks Kumin LLP
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EPA Orders Allied BioScience to Stop Selling and Distributing SurfaceWise2 Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
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Class Action Litigation Newsletter | Spring 2021 | Seventh - Eighth Circuits Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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Unemployment Insurance System Update, Part III: Additional States Opting Out of Federal Unemployment Benefits Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
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Mexican National Serves Jail Time for Selling Illegally Obtained U.S. Non-Immigrant Work Visas Norris McLaughlin P.A.
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The Latest on NIL: Updates to State and Federal Laws Goulston & Storrs
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COVID-19: US State Policy Report – March 31- April 1, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
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COVID-19: US State Policy Report – March 19-23, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
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