Arkansas court says judicial candidate should be on ballot

Arkansas court says judicial candidate should be on ballot

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP/KAIT) - A candidate for a circuit judge post in Arkansas will remain on the ballot after the state Supreme Court reversed a decision that he was ineligible.

Justices on Thursday reversed a Pulaski County judge’s decision barring Adam Weeks from running for the 3rd Judicial District seat.

Weeks was barred after it was ruled that his 1994 guilty plea for presenting fake car tags counted as an “infamous crime" under Arkansas’ constitution and made him ineligible.

Justices on Thursday ruled that the offense, however, did not meet that definition.

In a statement to Region 8 News, Weeks said he was appreciative of the ruling.

“We are delighted that the Supreme Court ruled in our favor. Removing me from the ballot simply because at 18 years old I drove a car one day with dealership tags from a car dealership that my family owned was absurd and I’m glad the Supreme Court allows me to continue running for judge,” Weeks said.

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