As for the ASCourt decision regarding the retirement benefits of Judges age 70+, EVERYONE should take note that Justice Josephine Linker-Hart did not concur with the rationale of the opinion of Justice Courtney Goodson. Rather, she concurred that the circuit court order denying relief should be upheld because the Judges lacked standing to litigate the issues and failed to present certain evidence that would have given them the legal standing. In other words, their attorney failed to effective litigate the claims.
--- NOT ONCE DID JUSTICE HART CONCUR WITH ANY PORTION OF THE OPINION WRITTEN BY JUSTICE GOODSON..... WHO, coincidentally, wrote ALL major, controversial opinions released Yesterday.
Moreover, the REAL ISSUE [not raised by Landers] is that the statutes in question disenfranchise the Voters. However, that issue was not raised by Judge Landers/Plaintiffs or his/their attorney(s). Had that been raised, the ASCourt's opinion would have likely been different. After all, the ELECTED JUSTICES would not want to tell the Voters who adopted Amendment 80 that their rights are subservient to ancient Legislation that was repealed in its original form, by Act 267 of 1987. --- Justice Goodson missed that one.
Right now, the Arkansas Supreme Court are fighting Republican allegations of Dark Money and that the Court cannot be impartial unless the Republicans are permitted to appoint political cronies to push their political agenda into Arkansas case law.... As such, some Justices are willing to sell their Judicial souls on pending legal issues as the ASCourt releases the last of its High profile opinions before its Summer Vacation ["In Chambers"] Session begins...
Judge Griffen is a GREAT judge. HOWEVER, the Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled regarding the application of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act as applied towards records related to INMATES SENTENCED TO THE DEATH PENALTY, not the general public.... Essentially, the Court has held that persons sentenced to death lack the same legal standing and material value of persons walking the street.
Considering that the Death penalty is the ultimate, non-reversible punishment and MANY persons previously sentenced to death have since been acquitted, the ASCourt should protect the State's right to execute the guilty while ensuring that the State is in compliance with State and Federal law. There is no way to ensure that the EXECUTION DRUGS were legally imported and in full compliance with FDA Regulations and federal law. If the State, through the acts of its employees and elected officials, are engaging illegal acts and activities to unlawfully import ILLEGAL, non-FDA approved drugs, then the ASCourt should not turn a blind-eye to such acts or the possibility of such acts occurring.
Don't complain unless you try it First.
Donnie Ferneau is a GREAT CHEF!!!!
OKAY, EVERYONE. Overall, Justice COurtney Goodson is a Good Justice. Overall, her decisions have been somewhat sound, although I disagree with some of them.
Who cares where her campaign contributions came from? You seemed to have missed the REAL point. She did NOT preside over cases that involved those successful attorneys.
Overall, her decisions PROTECTED THE PEOPLE AND OUR FINANCIAL INTERESTS. She stood up for and behind decisions that kicked insurance companies down when they were on bullying sprees AGAINST US CONSUMERS.... regardless of what attorney represented the part.
I am of the opinion that her husband's recent federal court fiasco[USAA federal class-action lawsuit] tainted her campaign.
Judicial elections do NOT need to be replaced with political cronies. That is trading the will of the people with the appointment of one man - the Governor who wants to lead us to a COMMUNISTIC state. He is proposing a judicial system much like that in CHINA.
NOW, we have saddled ourselves with a Chief Justice who has been described by a majority of the Little Rock attorneys as a POMPOUS ASSHOLE who cares not for the law or the People, because, in his courtroom, it is "the Law according to Kemp".... He is Pro-State and Pro-Insurance companies. In other words, We THE PEOPLE are *M*UCKED !!!
But, The People freely [as a Majority] voted to be *M*ucked....
CHIEF JUSTICE HOWARD BRILL: WE WILL MISS YOU WHEN YOU ARE GONE !!!!
THIS IS A SAD SITUATION FOR MANY REASONS:
1. The offending section of the statute (g) is void ab initio.
ACA 17-82-305 (g) was repealed by ACT 267 of 1987, Section 4(b).
The Arkansas Code Revision Commission unlawfully and without ANY authority revived a repealed law.
In other words, the law in question does not even exist, yet the Dental Board is enforcing a non-existent law.
2. I have braces and have been in braces for over 4 years. Under the current law as practiced, I am being denied adequate medical/dental care.
ONLY my orthodontist can remove my bands and wires under Arkansas law, yet he is prohibited from cleaning my teeth and applying protective sealants except in emergencies.
As such, my regular dentist cannot remove the wires or bands to properly clean my teeth.
The law denies the public the right to choose our dentists and qualified persons to perform dental care.
This law is the equivalent of denying a surgeon the right to treat a cold in his/her patient.
Section 4(b) of Act 267 of 1987:
SECTION 4. (a) The inclusion in the Arkansas Code of 1987 of statutory
provisions relating to process, practice, procedure, and appeals that have
been superseded by rules of court shall not constitute a reenactment of such
procedural provisions, and such procedural provisions shall continue to have
only such force and effect as they had prior to the enactment of the Arkansas
Code of 1987.
(b) All acts, codes, and statutes, and all parts of them and all amendments
to them of a general and permanent nature in effect on December 31,
1987, are repealed unless:
(1) Expressly continued by specific provision of the Arkansas Code of 1987;
Most likely, Parolee Chaplain Daisy-Stacy Riley Smith became jealous of Dewitt's affairs with inmates and reported him. It was well-known to the Inmate population that Stacy had something going b on with Dewitt when she was an inmate, but nowadays, she is alot older that Dewitt's new "Girls"..
The Female inmates have ALWAYS thought "Chaplain" Kenneth Dewitt was a NARCISSISTIC CULT LEADER.
For years, the females complained regarding THAT man, to no avail. He would tell the females that they MUST BE SUBMISSIVE to their husband and ALL men. Upon questioning by females in his program, Dewitt made it known that the women should submit themselves to beating by men as it would ONLY be given if DESERVED. HE also told them that they were NOT to report beatings, rape, and molestation of children to law enforcement as it was God's will and God's punishment to the women and children.
Complaints to Wardens, the Major, the Board of Correction, & the Parole Board were ignored.
Mary Lee Orsini was one of his Proud followers and Clerks that lived within his Cult.
Clerk Carolyn Arnett left his program because of Dewitt's misconduct. She described him as: "Something else !!!"
Dewitt would contact and/write letters to the Parole Board to keep FEMALE inmates in prison longer, especially if he did not like them or wanted to continue to abuse them. His recommendations were usually taken.
This is where abuse of position of authority mixed with Religion was used to violate the Constitutional Principles of Freedom of Religion [or lack thereof] and Separation of Church and State.
With all of that said, HOW ABOUT THEM HAWGS?????
Did the senate confirm the appointment of Allen Kerr as required by A.C.A. 26-61-102(a)?
I am of the opinion that Mr. Kerr represents the interests of the insurance companies, not the people. He has no respect for Due Process or the open-meeting provision of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Furthermore, he is of the opinion that the Ark. Insurance Dept. has the authority to make Judicial Determinations without hearings or Due Process.
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