(And the left is going ape. How dare the court reflect the philosophical make up of the Arkansas. We’re supposed to follow Kalifornia. Liberal tears are replacing Bud Light as our most refreshing beverage. However, The original headline from Center Square was slightly off and made it sound as if the court has always been liberal. Even during the Clinton regime, libs cried big tears in Arkansas courts [see title below] – DD)
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Appointment creates first conservative majority on Arkansas Supreme Court
(The Center Square) – Cody Hiland, a former state and federal prosecutor, has been appointed to the Arkansas Supreme Court, giving the bench a conservative majority for the first time.
Hiland was appointed by Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders to replace Justice Robin F. Wynn, who died June 21.
Hiland served as prosecuting attorney for the 20th judicial circuit before the U.S. Senate unanimously approved him as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, a position he held from 2017 to 2020.
He was chief legal counsel for the Arkansas Department of Public Safety before stepping down to join Sanders’ gubernatorial campaign. Hiland has been serving as chairman of the Republican Party of Arkansas.
He will serve on the Supreme Court until January 2025, after the 2024 judicial elections.
“Cody comes from the same mold as some of the finest jurists we have in the country today, the same legal minds who are finally bringing back strict originalism…