Associate Justice Donald Corbin, 72, has been released from the hospital after emergency bypass surgery, the state Supreme Court announced. It further said that Corbin is expected to resume chemotherapy treatment for cancer. The release quotes Corbin as saying he plans to return to work and complete his term, which runs through 2014.
Arkansas Supreme Court Associate Justice Donald Corbin, 72, has been released from Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Corbin suffered a heart attack on July 18 and underwent emergency bypass surgery on July 20. Corbin’s doctors anticipate that he will be allowed to resume chemotherapy treatments in the next four-to-five weeks. He was diagnosed on June 1, 2010 with non-small cell, squamous cell carcinoma.
Justice Corbin is resuming full-time participation on the Supreme Court and looks forward to completing the remainder of his term. He was most recently re-elected in 2006 for another eight-year term. Justice Corbin and his wife, Dorcy Corbin, live in Little Rock and have five adult children.
Justice Corbin was elected to the Supreme Court in 1990. Prior to this position, he served five terms as a state representative from 1971-1980. Justice Corbin was a judge on the Arkansas Court of Appeals from 1981-1990. The last three of those years he was Chief Judge of that body from 1987-1990. Corbin also practiced law in DeQueen, Lewisville, and Stamps, Arkansas.