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Sam Pope

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Sam Pope
Current Court Information:
Arkansas Tenth Circuit
Title:   Judge
Position:   Division 1
Active:   2003-2020
Past position:   Judge, Tenth Circuit
Past term:   1995-1996
Past position 2:   Prosecuting attorney, Tenth Circuit
Past term 2:   1991-1994
Personal History
Born:   c. 1954
Party:   Independent
Undergraduate:   University of Arkansas
Law School:   University of Arkansas
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Tenth Circuit
Position:  Division 1
State:  Arkansas
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  5/20/2014
Election vote:  100%ApprovedA

Sam Pope is the Division 1 judge of the Tenth Circuit in Arkansas. He has held the seat since 2003. He was re-elected to the Tenth Circuit on May 20, 2014 for a term expiring in 2020. Pope previously held the seat from 1995 to 1996.[1][2][3][4]Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; invalid names, e.g. too many



See also: Arkansas judicial elections, 2014
Pope ran for re-election to the Tenth Circuit.
General: He won without opposition in the general election on May 20, 2014.[4][5]


Pope earned both his undergraduate degree and his J.D. at the University of Arkansas.[6]



The Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission recommended Judge Pope's suspension after an altercation between the judge and his wife's boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in Crossett, Arkansas.

On October 4, 2012, the Arkansas Supreme Court sentenced Judge Pope to a 30-day suspension, anger management counseling, and to write an apology letter.[10][11]

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