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Governor Appoints Special Judge to Hear Gambling Lawsuit

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Beebe has appointed a Monticello lawyer to serve as a special judge on the state Supreme Court in a lawsuit involving electronic gaming at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs.

C.C. "Cliff" Gibson III will sit in for Justice Annabelle Clinton Imber, who recused herself from the case.  Gibson has served as a special judge twice before.

Hot Springs residents voted in November 2005 to allow electronic games of skill at Oaklawn Park.  The following month, Garland County residents Glenn Gallas, Terry Mayfield and Richard McGrew filed a lawsuit alleging that the 2005 state law that allowed the election to take place is unconstitutional.

Garland County Circuit Judge Johnny Lineberger dismissed the suit in May 2006.  The plaintiffs are appealing that ruling.

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