Ark. AG Admits ‘Inappropriate’ Relationship with Lawyer; His Office Had a Role in 5 of Her Cases

An admission earlier this week by Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel that he had an “inappropriate” relationship with a woman he met during his 2010 re-election campaign was followed Thursday by a spokesman’s announcement that the woman, attorney Andrea Davis of Hot Springs, was opposing counsel in five cases handled by the AG’s office. While McDaniel, who is a Democratic candidate for governor in 2014, did not personally handle any of the cases and Davis was on the losing side in at least three of them, she represented parents who won a high-profile case challenging a school-choice law, the Associated…

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Ark. AG Admits ‘Inappropriate’ Relationship with Lawyer; His Office Had a Role in 5 of Her Cases