Court pick coming UPDATE | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Court pick coming UPDATE

Posted By on Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 10:50 AM

Gov. Mike Beebe will announce today his appointment to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Tom Glaze's retirement before the end of his current term. One lawyer who's often in the know on these things guesses Elana Cunningham Wills, a deputy attorney general. Sounding like a good guess.

UPDATE: Yep, our source had it right -- and first.


Governor Mike Beebe has named Elana Wills of Little Rock as the Associate Justice for Position 3 on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

            Wills, 46, has worked the past 20 years in the Opinions Division of the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, including more than 11 years as the Deputy Attorney General for Opinions. 

"Elana has a comprehensive grasp of the United States and Arkansas Constitutions and federal and state codes that few can match," Beebe said.  "She will be an objective and fair-minded Justice who will render well-qualified legal interpretations while serving on the Supreme Court."

            A Jonesboro native, Wills earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Arkansas State University and her law degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.  She has been a long-standing member of the Arkansas Bar Association and has received the Arkansas Press Association’s Freedom of Information Award for her work at the Attorney General’s Office.

            Beebe appointed Wills to fill the position of Justice Tom Glaze, who is retiring from the bench after 29 years as a judge, including 21 on the Supreme Court.  Wills’ term will expire on December 31, 2010.


From the ArkTimes store


Comments (4)

Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-4 of 4

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • Judge anticipates punishment of lawyers in Fort Smith class action case

    Federal Judge P.K. Holmes of Fort Smith issued a 32-page ruling yesterday indicating he contemplates punishment of 16 lawyers who moved a class action lawsuit against an insurance company out of his court to a state court in Polk County after a settlement had been worked out.
    • Apr 15, 2016
  • Arkansas: Land of .......

    Welcome to Arkansas: Land of cowardly politicians, discriminatory laws, inhumane turkey drops and lots and lots of Trump voters.
    • Oct 8, 2016
  • LR speakers blast state board for double standard

    A series of speakers, beginning with Sen. Joyce Elliott, denounced what they saw as a hidden agenda favoring charter schools at the state Department of Education and asked the state Board of Education for return of local control.
    • May 12, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation