State Supreme Court reverses lower court ruling on LEARNS Act’s emergency clause

Posted on AllSides October 13th, 2023
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In a 6-1 ruling, the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday reversed a Pulaski County circuit judge's ruling that the Arkansas General Assembly failed to follow the Arkansas Constitution in passing an emergency clause in Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders' signature education law, and dismissed the case. The lawsuit was brought by a group of Phillips County residents and two public education activists who sought to delay implementation of the LEARNS Act. At the center of the legal challenge is debate over a parliamentary procedure state lawmakers routinely use to enact an...

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