Kemp Is New Chief Justice

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Mountain View native and longtime Circuit Judge John Dan Kemp took up his duties as chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court after being sworn into office on midnight Jan. 1 by Associate Justice Jo Hart, also of Mountain View, who has served on the court for four years.

Both agreed it is likely unprecedented for the seven-member court to have two justices from the same small town.

Read the full story in the Jan. 6, 2017 issue.

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