New special master in casino amendment challenge | Arkansas Blog

New special master in casino amendment challenge


The Arkansas Supreme Court today named retired Judge John Jennings as special master to review evidence in challenges to petition signatures in the case seeking to disqualify a propose constitutional amendment that would legalize three new casinos owned by corporations controlled by two Missouri businessmen.

Retired Judge Ben Story of Forrest City had been appointed special master, but he recused from the case after learning that his daughter was a lobbyist for Oaklawn Park, operator of one of the two existing casinos in Arkansas. Oaklawn is helping pay for the challenge to the casino amendment.

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