- Associated Press - Friday, September 9, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas’ highest court says it won’t hold oral arguments on whether to disqualify a casino legalization measure from the November ballot.

The state Supreme Court on Friday denied a request for oral arguments in the lawsuit challenging a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow casinos n Boone, Miller and Washington counties. The Committee to Protect Arkansas’ Values/Stop Casinos Now has asked the court to block officials from counting any votes for the measure in the Nov. 8 election.

The group is challenging the wording of the proposed amendment and has accused the group behind the measure of not following state law for reporting canvassers.

The suit is among several challenges to ballot measures pending before the high court.

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