In a case in which CCL President Robert S. Peck represents the Arkansas Supreme Court, its chief justice and two of its other members, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas granted Peck's motion to stay discovery pending a resolution of his client's and the other justices' motion to dismiss the case. 

     The case was brought by an Arkansas state trial judge, Judge Wendell Griffen, asserting a violation of his civil rights when the state's highest court ordered him recused after he had participated in a political protest concerning a matter he was then presiding over. Federal Judge James Moody ordered the stay in response to a motion Peck filed. Judge Moody indicated that he expected to rule on the motions to dismiss filed by all the Arkansas Supreme Court justices in seven to ten days.