LAKE VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 25 of Phillips County, Arkansas v. Governor Mike HUCKABEE et al

01-836
161 S.W.3d 787Supreme Court of Arkansas.
Opinion delivered April 29, 2004

APPEAL ERROR — MASTERS’ REPORT — ORDER PERMITTING BRIEFS
REQUESTS FOR ORAL ARGUMENT. — Where, pursuant to Ark. R. Civ. P. 53(e)(2), the parties had served written objections to the Masters’ Report, which the supreme court received, the supreme court took the matter under advisement, and issued an order permitting briefs and requests for oral argument.

Order Permitting Briefs and Requests for Oral Argument.

Lewellen Associates, by: Roy C. Lewellen, for appellant class.

Wilson Law Firm, P.A., by: E. Dion Wilson, for appellant school district.

Mike Beebe, Att’y Gen., by: Timothy Gauger, Ass’t Att’y Gen., for appellees.

Matthews, Campbell, Rhoads, McClure, Thompson Fryauf, P.A., by David R. Matthews, for intervenors Rogers and Bentonville Public School Districts.

Friday, Eldredge Clark, by: Christopher Heller, for intervenor Little Rock School District.

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Mitchell, Blackstock, Barnes, Wagoner, Ivers Sneddon, by:Clayton R. Blackstock and Mark Burnette, for amicus curiae Arkansas Education Association.

Kaplan, Brewer, Maxey Haralson, P.A., by: Regina Haralson, for amicus curiae Arkansas Public Policy Panel.

PER CURIAM.

[1] The Masters’ Report in this matter was filed with this court on April 2, 2004. Pursuant to Ark. R. Civ. P. 53(e)(2), the parties have served written objections to the Report which we have received. Accordingly, we have taken the matter under advisement, as noted in our per curiam of April 2, 2004. Should the parties wish to do so, they may file simultaneous briefs by Thursday, May 13, 2004. No reply briefs will be allowed. The briefs should only address any objection to the Masters’ Report already made and filed by that party, including whether or not this court should continue its jurisdiction in the matter. We will also receive requests by any party wishing to participate in oral arguments to be held Thursday, May 20, 2004. Amicus Curiae
will not be permitted to participate in oral argument.

IMBER, J., not participating.

Special Justice CAROL DALBY joins.