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Rutledge Statement on the Resignation of Arkansas Chief Justice Jim Hannah


August 13, 2015

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement today in response to Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah’s announcement that he will step down from the Court at the end of August due to health problems.

“Chief Justice Jim Hannah is a highly respected attorney and judge,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Through his service as a prosecuting attorney, city attorney, juvenile judge, chancery and probate judge, justice and now chief justice, Jim Hannah has served the people of Arkansas with humility and wisdom. Chief Justice Hannah consistently provided a fair and impartial approach to any question or case brought before him, and his leadership of the Court will be greatly missed. 1 Peter 5:7 says, ‘Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.’ I pray that the Lord will bring strength and courage to Chief Justice Hannah and his wife, Pat, during this time, and I wish him a full and speedy recovery.”

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