Creator

Date Original

1986

Description

This collection contains biographical data sheets for the past and present Arkansas Supreme Court Justices compiled in 1986.

Biographical/Historical Note

Under Arkansas' first constitution, the Arkansas Supreme Court was composed of three justices including one Chief Justice. The Arkansas General Assembly elected the members of the Court. The state's current constitution, ratified in 1874, provided for three Arkansas Supreme Court judges. The Arkansas Constitution of 1874 was amended in 1924 to provide for five Arkansas Supreme Court judges. Amendment 9 also allowed the Arkansas General Assembly to increase the number to seven judges, which it did by Act 205 of 1925. The seven Arkansas Supreme Court justices are elected in state-wide non-partisan races, and serve staggered terms, such that it is unlikely all members of the court would be replaced in one election. In the event a member of the court fails to serve his entire term of office, the vacancy shall be filled by appointment by the governor of Arkansas.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.061.010

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Arkansas Supreme Court Justices biographical data, SMC.061.010

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Arkansas Supreme Court Justices biographical data, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Disciplines

United States History

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