Arkansas Justices of the Peace (JPs), YOU have the say in YOUR county. You hold what’s called “Exclusive Original Jurisdiction“, and ONLY you can introduce local legislation. Don’t let the Governor or State Legislature violate your “Exclusive Original Jurisdiction” powers laid out in Arkansas’ Constitution. Art. 7, § 28
§ 28. County courts — Jurisdiction — Single judge holding court.
The County Courts shall have exclusive original jurisdiction in all matters relating to county taxes, roads, bridges, ferries, paupers, bastardy, vagrants, the apprenticeship of minors, the disbursement of money for county purposes, and in every other case that may be necessary to the internal improvement and local concerns of the respective counties. The County Court shall be held by one judge, except in cases otherwise herein provided.
Remember, the people rule in each county! The county has exclusive original jurisdiction, and the state cannot usurp the county! If people do not wish to have crypto mining sites, fluoridated drinking water, or alcohol easily available, or anything else, then it should NOT be allowed. The state government MUST NOT tamper with local, city, and county government. There are scores of violations from the state legislature that need to be addressed!
With “Exclusive Original Jurisdiction” “it means jurisdiction in the first instance” any other state court cannot hear these cases. The only avenue for the parties in disagreement with the results is through the Arkansas Supreme Court. The Counties have more power than the state government when it comes to “Exclusive Original Jurisdiction”.
The Supreme Court does not automatically hear these cases. A party must first convince the court in a special application that their case merits high court review because an error occurred in the opinion, judgment or ruling of the lower court. This procedure is known as “applying for writs.”
Quorum Court, you should have nothing to worry about. The parties in disagreement can only make special application to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court will only hear cases if they think the Quorum Court has erred on the issue.
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