Constitutionalist to Attend Sebastian County Quorum Court Meeting


Constitutionalist KrisAnne Hall

U.S. renowned Constitutionalist KrisAnne Hall will be in attendance at the Sebastian County Quorum Court on Tuesday, June 16.

Hall, an attorney and former prosecutor, travels the country teaching the Constitution and the history that gave us our founding documents.

The Arkansas Liberty Coalition sought her appearance at tonight’s meeting as they push for the passage of a Bill of Rights Ordinance in Sebastian County. A similar ordinance passed in Scott County earlier this year. Following its passage, the attorney for the Association of Counties, Mike Rainwater, issued a statement warning counties to “BEWARE.” –See related story

In response Rainwater provided a revised version of the ordinance. In a memo to the members of the quorum court, Sebastian County Judge David Hudson stated, “Attorney, Mike Rainwater, drafted a 2nd Amendment County Ordinance to address the unconstitutional aspects of the proposed 2nd Amendment ordinance(s), which have been considered by the Quorum Court in past meetings. The Rainwater version of the ordinance sets forth language that is not unconstitutional. Therefore it is recommended that the Quorum Court consider adopting this ordinance in the meeting June 16th and set aside the Scott County version of the 2nd amendment ordinance. This recommendation to adopt the Mike Rainwater version of the 2nd amendment ordinance is submitted by the County Judge, Prosecuting Attorney, and Sheriff after consultation with Mike Rainwater…”

Sebastian County Prosecutor Daniel Shue agreed, stating “…I have reviewed the latest version of the proposed ‘Second Amendment Ordinance’ as well as the legal analysis and alternative ordinance submitted by Mike Rainwater. I want to take this opportunity to remind the members of the Sebastian County Quorum Court that Mike Rainwater has represented Sebastian County with regard to employment law and civil rights law for over 30 years–my office does not represent Sebastian County in that capacity. In addition, Mike represents close to half of the counties in Arkansas with regard to these issues. He has provided the Quorum Court clear and competent advice with regard to this matter, and I strongly encourage you to follow his counsel.”

Changes to the proposed ordinance, according to members of the ALC, render it “ineffective and useless.” Hall is expected to provide clarity to the members of the court and rebut the opinion of the court’s attorney.

The meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m., at the safe shelter at Ben Geren.

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Tammy Teague

Tammy Teague

Education: 1995 MHS graduate; 1999 Arkansas Tech University Graduate - BA in Journalism. Career: Managing Editor - The Citizen; Copy Writer - Southwest Times Record; Editor - Resident Press. 20+ years experience in the news.

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