The solicitor general's duties include advising on all matters before the Arkansas Supreme Court, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. The duties had been handled by the office's deputies, chief deputy and the attorney general in the past.
The Eighth Circuit revived assault claims brought by a man charged with destruction of police property for bleeding on the uniforms of Ferguson, Mo., police officers who he claims beat him while he was in handcuffs. Henry Davis brought the case at issue in 2010 - well before the police killing of Michael Brown made Ferguson a household name - over his treatm […]
An appeals court decision in a 1993 rape kit case could impact hundreds of prosecutions based on concerns about the ability of accused attackers to fairly mount a defense. A larger-than-normal panel of 8th District Court of Appeals judges heard the case to resolve recent conflicting opinions in multiple cases that stemmed from a massive statewide rape kit te […]
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