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Re: “Judge McGowan rules against ballot for Fred Smith

That smarts

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Posted by jabberjaw on 04/09/2012 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Judge McGowan rules against ballot for Fred Smith

I wish Judge McGowen would have also put in her order that "[t]he Secretary of State's office has done the State a disservice, wasted valuable time and taxpayer money, and has, in general, looked foolish in a misguided attempt to force the Democratic Party to allow a convicted felon as a candidate. They should go back to law school."

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Posted by Gray Turner on 04/09/2012 at 3:05 PM

Re: “Listen to audio from surgeon general arrest

#boring legal comment -

According to Ark. Code Ann. § 5-71-212:


(a) A person commits the offense of public intoxication if he or she appears in a public place manifestly under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance to the degree and under circumstances such that:


(1) The person is likely to endanger himself or herself or another person or property; or


(2) The person unreasonably annoys a person in his or her vicinity.


(b) Public intoxication is a Class C misdemeanor.

And yes, your own front yard is "a public place."

Ark. Code Ann. § 5-71-207 defines disorderly conduct as:

(a) A person commits the offense of disorderly conduct if, with the purpose to cause public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm or recklessly creating a risk of public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm, he or she:

(1) Engages in fighting or in violent, threatening, or tumultuous behavior;
(2) Makes unreasonable or excessive noise;
(3) In a public place, uses abusive or obscene language, or makes an obscene gesture, in a manner likely to provoke a violent or disorderly response;
(4) Disrupts or disturbs any lawful assembly or meeting of persons;
(5) Obstructs vehicular or pedestrian traffic;
(6) Congregates with two (2) or more other persons in a public place and refuses to comply with a lawful order to disperse of a law enforcement officer or other person engaged in enforcing or executing the law;
(7) Creates a hazardous or physically offensive condition;
(8) In a public place, mars, defiles, desecrates, or otherwise damages a patriotic or religious symbol that is an object of respect by the public or a substantial segment of the public; or
(9) In a public place, exposes his or her private parts.

(b) Disorderly conduct is a Class C misdemeanor.

Pretty low threshold to meet the "recklessly creating risk of ... annoyance or alarm."

I think I call that, an average Friday night.



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Posted by Gray Turner on 04/09/2012 at 1:39 PM

 

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