The same-sex marriage debate boils down to the simplest of alternatives for the U.S. Supreme Court — extend equal rights or validate discrimination, the latter of which the Arkansas governor, attorney general and legislature favor. /more/
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals announced today that it had canceled hearings scheduled May 12 on appeals from from four states, including Arkansas, of lower court decisions invalidating bans on same-sex marriage. It is awaiting the U.S. Supreme Court decision in similar cases from other circuits. /more/
Want your head to hurt? Read this account of hate group leader Josh Duggar's appearance as a front man for the forces of discrimination yesterday outside U.S. Supreme Court arguments on same-sex marriage bans. In short: Discrimination is the Christian thing to do. /more/
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments this morning on the consolidation of appeals of rulings in same-sex marriage cases around the country. The justices were split in questioning, as expected, with swing vote Anthony Kennedy giving clues in both directions. /more/
Anti-gay marriage marchers in Russellville met a similarly sized crowd of marriage equality supporters in Russellville yesterday. It was one of several events held nationally by an anti-gay group that is using same sex marriage as a political wedge issue. /more/
The Arkansas Supreme Court indicated procedurally today that it is close to rendering a decision of some sort on one procedural aspect of two pending cases related to the challenge of the same-sex marriage ban. Not that that means much. /more/
Tippi McCullough, who's filed a judicial ethics complaint over the Arkansas Supreme Court's handling of the same-sex marriage case, says regulators have confirmed the receipt of the complaint and begun a review. /more/
Mike Huckabee’s coming run for president, turmoil in state Treasurer Dennis “donuts, lies and videotape” Milligan's office, Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s love of task forces and bicycles in Little Rock — all covered on this week's edition.
ASHDOWN — Tim Howard’s trial in 1999 for the murders of his friends Brian and Shannon Day took three days, from opening statement to death sentence. Thursday was day-four of Howard’s retrial and, after introducing more than 200 items of evidence, prosecutors are still at least a day away from concluding their case.
Something's up. The State Board of Education has announced a special meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. The lone agenda item concerns a request for a waiver of state law regarding the Little Rock School District.