Arkansas court ends Lincoln County clerk's contempt case



     (AP) – The Arkansas Supreme Court has admonished Lincoln

County’s clerk over how her office handled court papers submitted by inmates

unable to pay their filing fees.

     Cindy Glover had previously pleaded not guilty to a contempt charge. Justices

on Thursday said she agreed to accept an admonishment instead.

     A special master appointed by the court discovered that the Lincoln County

Circuit Court once had a long-standing practice of labeling court filings as

“received” when they arrived from inmates without a filing fee, rather than

labeling them as “filed.” The difference in the language caused delays in some

court proceedings.

     The state Supreme Court said Glover had instituted new policies that include

stamping documents as “filed” and looping in the county attorney on

correspondence involving Arkansas’ highest court.




   

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