Arkansas justice sues _ again _ to halt outside attack ads
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas Supreme Court justice seeking re-election is suing to block a Washington-based group’s attack ads and mailers months after a state judge ordered several television stations to stop airing ads targeting the justice from another outside group.
Justice Courtney Goodson on Thursday asked a Pulaski County judge to order the Republican State Leadership Committee’s Judicial Fairness Initiative to halt its ads and mailers against her. Goodson is running against David Sterling, an attorney for the state Department of Human Services, in next month’s election.
A state judge in May ordered Little Rock-area TV stations to stop airing an ad from another group attacking Goodson through that month’s judicial election. The Republican State Leadership Committee says it’s spent $1.1 million so far this fall on the high court race.