Supreme Court To Decide On Issue 1

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Issue 1, the contentious tort reform constitutional amendment on the November ballot, may be down after a Thursday ruling by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Mackie Pierce, but it’s definitely not out.

Carl Vogelpohl, campaign manager for Arkansans for Jobs and Justice, and Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Randy Zook addressed the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce First Friday (Sept. 7) Breakfast. Both are advocates for Issue 1. In comments afterward, they indicated the Arkansas Supreme Court would be the ultimate decider, and they expect that decision sometime next month.

“It will be an expedited hearing. The court will probably not take oral arguments but just submitted briefs. We look for a final decision from the court by the middle of October at the very latest,” Zook said.    MORE

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