Judge bars Arkansas circuit court candidate from election

LITTLE ROCK. Ark. (AP) – A judge has ruled that a man can’t run for a seat on
an Arkansas circuit because of a misdemeanor traffic offense he committed as a
teenager. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza on Monday said his decision
to bar Lawrence County Judge Adam Weeks from running for the 3rd Judicial
District in Arkansas is “absurd.” But Piazza said that the state constitution
bars people convicted of crimes that involve acts of deceit, fraud or making a
false statement from running for certain elected offices.Weeks pleaded guilty in
1994 to presenting fake car tags. Weeks says he will appeal the ruling.

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