by David Ramsey
After I issued the TRO, the Attorney General petitioned the Arkansas Supreme Court to remove me from the case and vacate the TRO. In that filing, the Attorney General of Arkansas argued that I was unfit to serve as judge on the case because of my participation at the prayer vigil.You can read the full post here.
The Attorney General never filed a motion accusing me of unfairness and suggesting that I recuse before accusing me of unfairness in the Arkansas Supreme Court.
The Attorney General did not notify me about the accusation when she petitioned the Arkansas Supreme Court to remove me from the case in which I had issued the TRO.
The Arkansas Supreme Court did not notify me that the Attorney General had accused me of unfairness before it acted on the accusation.
The Arkansas Supreme Court did not afford me an opportunity to respond to the accusation before it acted on it.
The Arkansas Supreme Court removed me from the case, in effect treating the accusation of unfairness as true, despite knowing I had not been notified about it and had been afforded no opportunity to respond to it.
Everything we know about due process indicates that was unfair.