Earlier this week I represented a lady whose husband obtained an order of protection against her. Her husband said my client had assaulted him and that under the Arkansas domestic abuse law, he wanted the judge to remove her and her children from their marital home. Also on the court’s docket that morning were 8

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When I was in law school in the late 1970’s, I would sometimes see a car with a bumper sticker that asked; “Have you hugged your lawyer today?” There have been times the past 32 years I’ve though about that bumper sticker, mostly when someone comes to me because they want to change lawyers. I

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Is there a defense to a federal felon in possession of a firearm charge

The law is very clear. A person violates federal law if he or she has been convicted of a felony in either state or federal court, and at any time or for any reason, possesses a pistol, rifle or a shotgun. But should this hard line rule apply in every case? What if it is

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Jim Crow has Gotta Go – Voting Rights of Convicted Felons

In a speech he made on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder called for the states to repeal their laws that prohibit a convicted felon’s right to vote. There are very important political reasons why laws that bar a convicted felon’s voting rights should be repealed, and I write about those political

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They are gonna retry Gary Dunn! Really!

It’s now official.  The State of Arkansas is going to try and convict Gary Dunn for the murder of Nona Dirksmeyer….AGAIN…FOR THE THIRD TIME. Trial is set for August, 2011.   Arkansas State Treasurer BEWARE, the bills that are coming now are gonna be followed but a bunch more. Dunn’s second trial ended in a mistrial just two weeks ago.  The

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