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Justices get late-dues appeals

Losers in judicial-ballot-eligibility cases seek quick ruling

Posted: April 22, 2014 at 5:11 a.m.

The question of whether paying law-licensing dues late can disqualify a judicial candidate from election now goes to the Arkansas Supreme Court in the form of appeals from four recently concluded candidacy-challenging lawsuits.

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrives at Borispol airport outside Kiev, Ukraine on Monday April 21, 2014. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues. Biden planned to meet Tuesday with government leaders who took over after pro-Russia Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was ousted in February following months of protests. The White House said President Barack Obama and Biden agreed he should make the two-day visit to the capital city to send a high-level signal of support for reform efforts being pushed the new government. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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A relative of a passenger aboard the sunken ferry Sewol watches the official list of the dead victims at a port in Jindo, South Korea, Monday, April 21, 2014. Divers continued the grim work of recovering bodies from inside the sunken South Korean ferry  in the water off the southern coast Monday, as a newly released transcript showed the ship was crippled by confusion and indecision well after it began listing. The transcript suggests that the chaos may have added to a death toll that could eventually exceed 300. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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