Arkansas circuit judge candidate appeals removal from ballot

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – An Arkansas district judge is appealing his removal
from the ballot as a candidate for a circuit judge position. KAIT-TV reports
that Lawrence County District Judge Adam Weeks filed the appeal Friday with the
state Supreme Court after being removed from the ballot on Jan. 7. Pulaski
County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza ordered Weeks’ removal from the ballot because
of a 1994 conviction for using fictitious car tags. Piazza said in his ruling
that it seems “absurd,” but 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.

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