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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on the Execution of Marcel Williams

04.24.2017

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued the following statement on the execution of Marcel Williams:

“After more than 20 years, justice has prevailed for the family of Stacey Errickson. I reviewed this case thoroughly and determined that clemency should not be granted. I

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Response to the Execution of Jack Jones

04.24.2017

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued the following response to the execution of Jack Jones:

“This evening the rule of law was upheld when the sentence of the jury for Jack Jones was carried out after 20 years of review. The victim

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on the Passing of Former Arkansas Congressman, Jay Dickey

04.21.2017

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the passing of former Arkansas Fourth District Congressman Jay Dickey:

“Jay was one of those unique people who loved life and everyone around him. I had the privilege of serving with Jay

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Arkansas Supreme Court’s Decision to Stay Johnson Execution

04.19.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement in response to the Arkansas Supreme Court’s decision to stay the execution of Stacey Johnson:

"I am both surprised and disappointed at the last minute stay by the Arkansas Supreme Court.

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on United States Supreme Court Decision

04.17.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of the motion to vacate the Arkansas Supreme Court’s stay on the execution of Don Davis.

Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Appellate Court Opinions on Executions

04.17.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued a response to the decisions handed down by the Arkansas Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.

Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement:

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Gov. Hutchinson Issues Statement on Recent Court Decisions Regarding Scheduled Executions

04.15.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement in response to the recent court decisions regarding the scheduled executions:

“When I set the eight execution dates in accordance with the law and my responsibilities, I was fully aware that the actions

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments

04.11.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced the following appointments:

Gregory Vardaman, Arkadelphia, as Circuit Judge of the Ninth East Judicial Circuit, Division 1. Term begins May 1, 2017 and expires December 31, 2018. Replaces Judge Robert McCallum.

Hugh Finkelstein, Little

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Governor Asa Hutchinson Announces Intent to Grant Executive Clemency

04.05.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced his intent to grant nine pardons. An additional 46 clemency requests were denied and five had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates.

The applicants intended for pardons have completed

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Governor Hutchinson Comments on Trump-Xi Jinping Meeting

04.04.2017

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today issued a response to President Trump’s meeting with President Xi Jinping:

“The work we have done to recruit direct investment from China has resulted in the commitment of more than $1 billion in new capital

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