Another Wednesday

8 06 2011

Wednesday’s are always exciting because new law comes out of the Arkansas Court of Appeals.  Usually around 9:30 am, I begin refreshing my browser, waiting for the new cases.  At least three out of every four weeks, a case of mine has something happening, and  so opening a case name that you’ve worked on for months can be exhilarating.  This morning, I came back from Hot Springs DC believing that I had missed that rush, only to discover that opinions weren’t coming out today.  Critique of the court for another date:  why don’t we have advanced notice?

On another note…I was welcomed back to the office by a motion for continuance in the appeal of Van Kirk v. State.  It is the third continuance by the State, and normally I would have a problem with this; however, this issue of the confrontation clause at sentencing deserves a great deal of time and thought.  As a citizen of this state, I am glad the Attorney General’s office is carefully reviewing this issue and will hopefully write a thoughtful brief.




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