Justice’s legacy is scholarly

Brown viewed as ‘professor’s ideal’

Posted: January 2, 2013 at 5:22 a.m.

The Arkansas Supreme Court has blazed new trails in addressing privacy rights, funding for public education, tort changes, term limits and separation of powers, among other areas, one of its most senior members says in a retrospective of his two decades on the state’s highest court. Justice Robert Brown, 71, retired at the close of 2012 after 21 years on the court. He and fellow Justice Donald Corbin were elected to the seven-member court in 1990. Their terms expire in 2014, and the governor has appointed state Court of Appeals Judge Cliff Hoofman of Enola to serve the last two years of Brown’s term.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 7 on 01/02/2013