The election to fill the vacancy left by Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Imber’s retirement from the court late last year is less than three weeks away. The election, a runoff election between Arkansas Court of Appeals Judge Karen Baker and Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Tim Fox, is being held because neither of the three candidates in the May 18 election received a majority of the votes. In the May election, Judge Karen Baker received 48% of the vote, Judge Tim Fox received 37% of the vote, and Evenlyn Moorehead received the remaining 15% of the vote.
This race is the only Appellate Court race that will be on the ballot in the general election on November 2, 2010. Because of this, the race has garnered quite a bit of attention from the media in the last few weeks. Below are links to stories that have been published about the race recently.
- Open Seat on Ark. High Court Draws Veteran Judges (AP, Log Cabin Democrat)
- For Karen Baker: A Clear and Early Choice (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) (sub. req’d.)
- Talk Heats Up Between Rivals for Supreme Court (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) (sub. req’d.)
- Donation to Judge Raises Doubt (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) (sub. req’d.)
- Held in Contempt (Arkansas Times)
- UPDATE: High Court Race (The Arkansas Leader) (Ernie Dumas)
ArkansasAppeals.com will continue to post articles about the judicial race as they become available. Also, you can keep an eye on our blog and on our Twitter feed on election night for continuing updates on the election.