Griffen departs | Arkansas Blog

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Griffen departs

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 9:12 AM

Former Appeals Court Judge Wendell Griffen says he's notified Arkansas Surgeon General Joe Thompson of his resignation from the policy board of the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement, which Thompson directs.

Thompson was a lead supporter for the primary seatbelt bill headed to Gov. Mike Beebe. Griffen had argued  for legal guards in the law against racial profiling, a concern shared by civil libertarians but given short shrift by most bill supporters. Griffen tried unsuccessfully to get the bill amended to prevent police searches in seatbelt-only stops.


Sign up for the Daily Update email
Favorite

Comments (22)

Showing 1-22 of 22

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-22 of 22

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • A response to police arrests becomes a tutorial on race, class and policing in Little Rock

    John Walker, the 79-year-old civil rights lawyer, and his associate, Omavi Shukur, 29, a young lawyer devoted to criminal justice reform, talked to press this afternoon about their arrests Monday by Little Rock police for supposedly obstructing governmental operations in observing and attempting to film a routine police traffic stop. It was a tutorial on sharp views of race, class and governance in Little Rock.
    • Sep 29, 2016
  • Donald Trump declares war on Hillary Clinton's marriage

    Donald Trump gave a remarkable interview to the New York Times yesterday in which he declared open season on the marriage of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton's past infidelity. Seems like a loser, but I've been wrong before.
    • Oct 1, 2016
  • The inspiring Hillary Clinton

    Hillary Clinton's campaign for president illustrates again the double standard applied to women. Some writers get it. They even find the supposedly unlikable Clinton inspiring.
    • Oct 16, 2016

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

Slideshows

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation