State News

Arkansas says document hunt in LGBT case is too broad

LITTLE ROCK -- Attorneys for the state of Arkansas want a court to cancel subpoenas issued in the battle over a gay rights ordinance in Fayetteville, saying they're too broad and would "eviscerate" privacy rights granted to legislators and the governor.

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Judge hears arguments challenging state abortion laws

LITTLE ROCK -- Abortion rights supporters said Thursday four new Arkansas laws they're trying to block would create unnecessary delays for women seeking the procedure and could effectively require a partner's consent beforehand, while the state argued the groups are coming up with problems that don't exist in the new restrictions.

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Cotton says he will move to halt consumer watchdog rule

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers have overturned more than a dozen regulations issued under President Barack Obama. Now, they're looking to do the same to a rule issued Monday that would let consumers band together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use a mediator to resolve a dispute.

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