|Arkansas Supreme Court|
|Title:||Former associate justice|
|Succeeded by:||Robin Wynne|
|Past position:||Judge, Arkansas Court of Appeals|
|Past position 2:||Arkansas House of Representatives|
|Past term 2:||1971-1980|
|Undergraduate:||University of Arkansas at Fayetteville|
|Law School:||University of Arkansas at Fayetteville|
|Military service:||United States Marine Corp, 1955-1959|
Donald L. Corbin was an associate justice of the seven member Arkansas Supreme Court. He was elected to his first eight-year term on the court in the state's nonpartisan election of judges in 1990 and then re-elected in 1998 and 2006. Corbin retired from the bench at the end of his term in 2014.
In July 2010, Corbin suffered a heart attack, but was said to be returning to the court at the end of the summer recess. In September 2011, Corbin had a cancerous tumor removed from his lung. He returned to the bench but announced he will retire at the end of his 2014 term.
- 1990-2014: Justice, Arkansas Supreme Court
- 1981-1990: Judge, Arkansas Court of Appeals
- 1971-1980: Arkansas House of Representatives
- 1966-1971: Attorney in private practice
Awards and associations
- Member, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, Arkansas Bar Association
| Arkansas Supreme Court, Associate Justice, Position 2 |
2006 General election results
- Click here for 2006 General Election Results from the Arkansas Secretary of State.
In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Corbin received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of -0.52, indicating a liberal ideological leaning. This is more liberal than the average CF score of -0.48 that justices received in Arkansas. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.
- Arkansas Judiciary, "Associate Justice Donald L. Corbin, Position 2," archived August 14, 2014
- Arkansas Times, "Judge Robin Wynne announces for Supreme Court," May 29, 2013
- Official Press Release, Arkansas Administrative Office of the Courts, "Justice Corbin released from hospital," September 21, 2010
- Stanford University, "State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns," October 31, 2012
|Former||Lavenski Smith • Donald Corbin • Tom Glaze • Jim Gunter • Annabelle Imber Tuck • William H. Bowen • Ron Sheffield • Cliff Hoofman • Richard Adkisson • Steele Hays • Elana Wills •|