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Federal judge considers letting Arkansas Supreme Court rule first on 10 Commandments monument case

A federal judge on Monday requested additional briefs in a suit challenging the constitutionality of a 10 Commandments monument on the Arkansas State Capitol grounds.  The plaintiffs argue that Act 1231 of 2015, the Ten Commandments Monument Display Act, violates the Arkansas Constitution provision that deals with the separation of church and state. They also…

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Arkansas Supreme Court dismisses lawsuit challenging LEARNS Act emergency clause

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a lower court’s ruling invalidating the LEARNS Act’s emergency clause and dismissed the case. The state’s high court was considering Attorney General Tim Griffin’s appeal of Pulaski County Judge Herbert Wright’s June ruling that the emergency clause of the governor’s sweeping education law is invalid because it was…

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