the Texarkana lawyer, has a Feb. 7 date with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
to argue that he shouldn't have been disciplined by federal District Judge P.K. Holmes for switching a class action case against an insurance company out of federal court into a state court that speedily approved a settlement.
Goodson will argue before three judges — Lavenski Smith, Bobby Shepherd and Duane Benton
, all George W. Bush appointees, Arkansas Business notes
. I'd add that Smith and Shepherd both hail from Arkansas. That can cut both ways, of course.