The good, the bad and the disqualified. Issue 1: Tort reform This measure has been disqualified by the Arkansas Supreme Court, and votes for or against it will not be counted. It may still appear printed on ballots. Popular Name: "An Amendment Concerning Civil Lawsuits and the Powers of the General Assembly and Supreme Court to Adopt Court Rules" Obit: On Oct. 18, the Arkansas Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that struck Issue 1 from the ballot, handing a defeat to the state Chamber of Commerce and other business interests. The proposed amendment, which was referred to voters by the legislature in 2017, was the latest...
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