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Rutledge Urges Washington Supreme Court to Protect Religious Conscience

September 29, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is leading a 13-state coalition in filing an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of the State of Washington, urging the court to protect the religious conscience rights of its citizens. …   - Read More >


Rutledge Statement Following Oral Arguments Challenging EPA’s Power Plan

September 27, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement today after the conclusion of oral arguments in West Virginia v. EPA, the court challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.

"The so-called …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Mobile Office Locations for October

September 27, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced mobile office locations for October.

Rutledge created the mobile office initiative in 2015 to make the office accessible to everyone, particularly to those who live …   - Read More >


Rutledge Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Pharmaceutical Companies for Conspiring to Keep Monopoly Profits

September 23, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and 35 other attorneys general today filed an antitrust lawsuit against the makers of Suboxone, a prescription drug used to treat opioid addition, over allegations that the company …   - Read More >


Coalition Against Delaware to Reclaim Money Expands

September 21, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has notified the U.S. Supreme Court that attorneys general from the states of California, Iowa, Maryland, Oregon, Washington and the Commonwealth of Virginia have informed Arkansas that …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Benton Man Sentenced for Crimes Involving Children

September 20, 2016

BENTON – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced today that a Saline County man has been sentenced to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction on child exploitation charges.

Lance Smith, 26, of Benton, pleaded guilty to …   - Read More >


Rutledge Files Lawsuit Challenging New Labor Department Overtime Rule

September 20, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has joined a coalition of 21 states in filing a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rule. If implemented, this rule will likely force Arkansas and local …   - Read More >


Rutledge Praises Fourth Circuit Decision Upholding Constitutionality of Ceremonial Prayers

September 19, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today praised the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for rejecting a district court decision and upholding the constitutional right of lawmakers in deliberative bodies to open meetings …   - Read More >


Rutledge Announces Arrest of Stone County Woman for Medicaid Fraud

September 19, 2016

MELBOURNE – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today announced the arrest of a Mountain View woman by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department.

Ashleigh Shelby, 20, was arrested and held in the Izard County Detention Facility on a $500 …   - Read More >


Rutledge Statement on the Passing of McCrory Police Officer Robert Barker

September 15, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today issued a statement in response to the death of McCrory Police Officer Robert Aaron Barker who was responding to a call and involved in a single-vehicle accident.

“Officer Barker …   - Read More >