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Former Judge David Carruth of Clarendon charged with soliciting sex for favorable court ruling

Former Clarendon judge, now the city attorney, charged with soliciting sex for favorable treatment of a defendant.
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22 arrested in drug/gun bust in West Memphis area

100 have now been charged with drug and gun crimes in an investigation dating back to 2015.

Justice Department won't take up Arkansas redistricting case

It looks like an unprecedented blow to the Voting Rights Act will take effect.

Justice Department sues Georgia over vote suppression law

The Justice Department has sued Georgia over new election laws , some identical to those recently adopted in Arkansas.
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Justice Department to sue Walmart over opioid prescription practices

Walmart had expected the suit, which will allege loose practices contributed to the crisis while creating profits for the retailer.

Arkansas proud: An assistant U.S. attorney stands tall

An Arkansans joins in pushback to William Barr's politicization of the Justice Department.

Condemn white supremacist terrorists? Not the U.S. Senate

True story.

Justice Department to appeal Medicaid work rule decision

The U.S. Justice Department filed notice today that it would appeal the decision preventing Arkansas (and potentially many other states) from imposing a work rule to qualify for expanded Medicaid coverage.

Rutledge opponent faults her work for disabled

Mike Lee, the Democratic candidate for attorney general, says Attorney General Leslie Rutledge seems to be siding with financial institutions against the interests of disabled people seeking better access to financial institutions.

Justice Department attacks equal rights for gay people

The Trump administration didn't just go after transgender people in the military yesterday. His Justice Department attacked equal protection under employment law for gay people.

Arkansas official supports climate change critic for top environmental job

Donald Trump is pushing a climate skeptic to be the Justice Department's top environmental lawyer and among his somewhat limited support is the top litigator of Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, not much of a believer in strict environmental regulation herself.

Trump moving on more than one front on vote suppression

The Trump Administration has more than one effort underway to make it harder for people to vote.