The New York Times has published on-line a series of op-eds, in graphic form, on life on Death Row.One installment of the series by Patrick Chappatte is about an Arkansas inmate, Kenneth Reams," /more/
The state parole board decided today that it wanted still more time to consider the case of former Death Row inmate Tim Howard, who should be immediately parole eligible after a retrial of his 1999 conviction in Little River County. /more/
Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen heard testimony this morning on the request by Death Row inmates to postpone scheduled executions until questions are answered about drugs to be used in the lethal injections. He's promised a ruling by next week. /more/
As expected, Death Row inmates have asked for a halt to resumption of executions by lethal injection in Arkansas because the state has refused to provide information about the drugs it has obtained for the killing. /more/
The attorney for Tim Howard, the former Death Row inmate sentenced to a reduced term on retrial for two slayings in Little River County, has filed a motion in Jefferson Circuit Court seeking a declaratory judgment that he is eligible either for parole or immediate release because he's served enough of his sentence — counting time off for good behavior — for immediate release. /more/
A jury of six men and six women was seated today for the trial of Tim Howard which is to begin Monday. In a subsequent pretrial hearing, for which the jury was not present, Circuit Judge Charles Yeargan denied the motion filed last week by Howard's attorney that had sought dismissal of the charges against Howard due to alleged prosecutor misconduct. /more/
A free concert in a pavilion on the lawn of the Clinton Presidential Center — Nick Jonas, Kool and the Gang and Kevin Spacey among the contributors — is now the headline event for the Clinton Presidential Center's 10th birthday on Nov. 15.
The first thing to understand is that before it's a presidential election, it's a TV program. To the suits at CNN, NBC and Fox News, that means it's about ratings and money. So of course they're going to play it as a cliffhanger.
Of course the take over of the Governor's Mansion by Asa Hutchinson was his idea, not that of legislators who claimed credit. And the reason portends changes in historic appearance and use of what was once the people's mansion.
The rationalists in both parties and the nonpartisan public have little time left to sort out Donald Trump and his magic with the lusty crowds that show up for his rallies, hang on his tweets, follow his Fox News gabfests and give him outsized votes in the primaries.
Still more evidence mounts that control was the reason for legislation by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to strip the Governor's Mansion Commission of its power. Read more about the Hutchinson families artistic disagreements and also their desire to reduce public access to the building, including the Grand Hall built for that purpose.