The Arkansas Supreme Court Goes to War: A Sampling of Legal Issues Confronted by the Court During World War I

June 2017

by J. Cliff McKinney II |

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States entering into World War I, the first of the Twentieth Century’s catastrophic wars that brought about so much suffering, upheaval, and change.  As with World War II, the Arkansas Supreme Court found itself indirectly part of World War I as it faced unique legal challenges and issues caused by the war.  What follows is a sampling of cases that illustrate some of the unique challenges faced by the Court because of the “War to End All Wars.”

Note:  The above is an excerpt from an article in the Spring 2017 issue of The Arkansas Lawyer.  Click the link below to see the published article.


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