Wednesday, May 30, 2007
The Arkansas Supreme Court is considering a proposal from its Civil Practice Committee to amend the court rule governing citation of judicial opinions. Under current rules, citation to unpublished opinions is prohibited. The new rule will treat all opinions by the Arkansas Supreme Court or the Arkansas Court of Appeals as precedential, regardless whether they are published. The proposal also would mandate citation according to the latest edition of the Bluebook. Comments regarding the proposal are invited no later than August 1, 2007; they should be addressed to Mr. Leslie W. Steen, Clerk, Supreme Court of Arkansas, Attn: Civil Procedure Rules, Justice Building, 625 Marshall
Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.
Hat tip: Jessie Wallace Burchfield