Sarah Huckabee Sanders Makes History: ‘This Is First Time Arkansas Supreme Court Will Have Conservative Majority’

Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders has made history with her appointment of former U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland of Little Rock to the Arkansas Supreme Court.

The appointment hands Republicans majority control of the high court for the first time in the state’s history.

Hiland will fill the vacancy created by the death of state Supreme Court Justice Robin Wynne.

In a statement, Sanders said:

“Today, I appointed former prosecutor and U.S. attorney Cody Hiland to the Arkansas Supreme Court — marking the first time the Court will have a conservative majority. Cody brings decades of legal experience to the job — and I am confident he will serve our state well.

“This is the first time the Arkansas Supreme Court will have a conservative majority, and I know it will have the same effect on our state as it has had on our country.

“He will be there to call balls and strikes, interpreting state law as it is written and leaving the legislating to the Legislature.”

Hiland said, “My prayer is at the end of this term people will say that I brought honor to the title of associate Supreme Court justice.”

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) said Hiland’s appointment was “an outstanding selection.”

“Cody Hiland is a good friend who is fair, impartial, and will apply the law without favor.

“A great day for Arkansas.”

Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin said:

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“Congratulations to Associate Justice Cody Hiland.

“Cody’s experience as a U.S. Attorney and many years of both public service and private practice will serve him well on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

“He is an outstanding appointment.”

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