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Bill affirming jury-trial waiver falls in Arkansas House panel

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Rep. Bob Ballinger said his bill was derailed Tuesday when “special interests popped up” in the House Judiciary Committee. Ballinger said he was not sure if he will seek to amend the bill for the special session.

A bill dealing with jury-trial waivers stumbled out of the starting block Tuesday, the first day of a special session that was supposed to focus on legislation that would pass easily because it had a broad consensus.

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