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Rutledge Names Little Rock’s Shawn Bakr Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

October 05, 2016

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today hosted the annual awards and recognition luncheon at the 2016 Law Enforcement Summit at Camp Robinson where she announced Little Rock Police Officer Shawn Bakr is the Law …   - Read More >


U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Arkansas’s Case Against Delaware

October 04, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today was informed that the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an original action case against the State of Delaware that she and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed in June.

The …   - Read More >


Rutledge Obtains over $650,000 in Relief for Victimized Military Members and Veterans

September 30, 2016

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has reached a settlement with retailer USA Discounters, also doing business as USA Living and Fletcher’s Jewelers, along with 49 other attorneys general to resolve claims of deceptive …   - Read More >


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 >