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Judge Says Issue One is Unconstitutional, Should be Removed from AR Ballot

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Arkansas Times) - Circuit Judge Mackie Pierce today agreed that Issue One, the proposed limit on lawsuits and legislative takeover of court-rulemaking, unconstitutionally rolled up multiple issues in one proposal and should be removed from the ballot.

Our content partner with the Arkansas Times/Arkansas Blog Max Brantley writes that the decision came in a lawsuit brought by retired Judge Marion Humphrey and a committee backed by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and major health interests intevenued to keep it on the ballot.

Today's decision will be appealed to the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Read the Arkansas Times' breakdown of the judge's ruling here. 

Click here to read Circuit Judge Mackie Pierce's ruling on Issue 1. 


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