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Re: “Bible and bathrooms covered in late bills.

Screen name taken is correct.

While the Bible Resolution is silly and a waste of our legislature's time and money, it has no legal effect. A resolution isn't codified in the Arkansas Code. Just cause the House supports making the Bible the state book, doesn't make it so.

The bathroom bill not only is silly and a waste of time, but probably will be challenged legally and will cost our state thousands of dollars that would be better spent on education or roads.

Very sad, the state of our state.

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Posted by JohnQCitizen on 03/07/2017 at 7:27 AM

Re: “Milligan aide: "Gay jokes are back on ya bunch of homos!"

Sadly, this should come as no surprise. The Third Reich came to power in much the same way, persecuting others to make themselves feel superior. Some of you may believe me to be melodramatic when I say this but believe me, we are quickly becoming a fascist state and nation.

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Posted by JohnQCitizen on 01/22/2017 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Republican coup in North Carolina

We will have gone over a year one member short on our supreme court because of politics.

That is why I am very concerned about the possibility of our state moving towards an appointment system of appellate judges. At least with elections of judges, you know that the courts will always be properly staffed. I would hate to see our state go the same way as the feds, gridlocked all the time with nothing getting done. I am afraid we are headed that way.

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Posted by JohnQCitizen on 12/16/2016 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Rebel flag controversy leads to resignation of long-time Fort Smith athletic director

A friend of mine told me that McCutcheon is going to be president of the Bar Association? Surely this can't be true. Plainjim, can you or any of the other lawyers on the blog answer this question?

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Posted by JohnQCitizen on 05/24/2016 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Circuit Judge Dan Kemp says he never asked Hinkle for money, did nothing wrong

For better or worse, blogs don't seem to rise to the same level of journalistic scrutiny as the New York Times. That said, there was nothing libelous, potentially or otherwise, regarding Cambell's blog comments. Kemp is a public figure. His record is open to inspection and questioning as is any other public official. Even if he did not ask his friend for money (which is still in question), there also is still the question of why he even heard a case involving such a close personal friend in the first place?

It is the appearance of impropriety that judges are required to avoid. Campbell raised a fair question. Has Kemp explained that aspect of Campbell's complaint? I know he has said he didn't ask his friend for money, but, again, why did he even hear his close friends case in the first place? One could argue that if he had followed the rules, he wouldn't even be in this predicament.

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Posted by JohnQCitizen on 02/28/2016 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Another NRA endorsement for Arkansas Supreme Court: Shawn Womack

I don't know what to make of these supreme court races. I have never seen the NRA get involved in these races before. Someone mentioned this weeks ago, but by accepting the endorsement of the radical NRA, are you not saying what your position is on gun issues? Man, this whole election season is so disgusting. Thanks Republicans for bringing national, hate-filled, hyper partisan elections to Arkansas.

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Posted by JohnQCitizen on 02/27/2016 at 3:13 PM

Re: “Outside money coming to Supreme Court race

I posted on Thursday that I believed this would happen. Again, it will be interesting to see how the candidates respond to the dark money ads. As I posted two days ago, Citizen's United is one of the worst decision's the Supreme Court ever handed down. Another horrible decision of course was when the U.S. Supreme Court stole the election from Al Gore by denying voters in Florida the right to have their votes counted. And if I remember my civics correctly, the U.S. Supreme Court is appointed, is it not? Can't think of two worse decisions.

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Posted by JohnQCitizen on 02/06/2016 at 10:10 AM

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