Caucus Blocking Dobbins

A proposed rule change in the Arkansas House of Representatives aimed at blocking former Democratic Rep. Dwayne Dobbins, who accepted a plea bargain in a sexual assault case in 2005, is scheduled for consideration at a special House caucus today, the AP reports. (Arkansas Project contributor Dan Greenberg has reviewed the legal issues behind the Dobbins dilemma here, here and here, concluding that, one way or another, Dobbins is unlikely to serve in the House again, even if he is elected in November).

Update, 10:40 a.m.: An Arkansas Project correspondent writes in to note that the rules change passed 86-1, with the lone dissenting vote cast by Rep. Sharon Dobbins.

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