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Arkansas Public Interest Litigation

Richard Mays Law Firm PLLC takes on litigation against public officials and agencies. These are cases of strong public interest, but that lawyers frequently avoid and members of the public are often reluctant to assert.

Most public officials and agencies manage their offices and agencies and the public monies for which they are responsible in a conscientious and responsible manner. However, there are inevitably exceptions, and when they exceed their authority, they should be held accountable. At Richard Mays Law Firm PLLC, we believe in honest, transparent government at all levels, and we have not hesitated to represent members of the public in high-profile suits against public agencies and officials.

Examples Of Public Interest Litigations

These cases require a thorough knowledge of and experience in federal and state constitutional, statutory and procedural laws and regulations.

Political Actions

Richard Mays Law Firm PLLC has filed suit on behalf of a group of citizens of Arkansas against the Attorney General of Arkansas for her alleged unauthorized and ultra vires partisan political activities in attempting to invalidate the results of the 2020 national general election by filing, in the name of the State of Arkansas, suits in other states to prevent those states’ votes from being counted. The suit also seeks to recover Arkansas state funds expended by her in those out-of-state lawsuits, and for promoting the Attorney General’s personal political purposes.

Highway Violations

Our firm has suits pending on behalf of taxpayers of Arkansas against the Arkansas Department of Transportation for recovery of hundreds of millions of dollars of state funds expended by the Department on expanding interstate highways in Arkansas in violation of the state Constitution restricting the use of such funds to the development and maintenance of four-lane highways only.

Mineral Interests

Richard Mays Law Firm PLLC has represented taxpayers in suits challenging the basis for assessment of ad valorem real estate taxes on mineral interests.

Compliance Violations

Our firm has represented numerous clients in lawsuits against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the Corps’ failure to comply with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, and their failure to comply with agreements to release property in flowage easements for development (Consent to Easement Structures).