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Another election cycle always means a renewal of fresh lawsuits and legal questions, and 2022 is no exception. the announcement of Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s run for Governor of Arkansas reignites an interesting aspect of Arkansas’s Constitution: must a candidate for Governor live in the State of Arkansas for seven consecutive years, immediately preceding taking office? A final ruling by the Arkansas Supreme Court will give clarity and stability going forward for the most important elected position in the state.
McLelland, S. S., & Baxter, J. R. (2021). An Open Governor’s Seat, Open Constitutional Question, and the Need for an Answer. Arkansas Law Notes. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/arlnlaw/8