|Division 2 judge of the Arkansas Sixth Circuit|
|Prosecuting attorney of the Arkansas Sixth Circuit|
1985 – 1990
|Preceded by||W. C. Bentley|
|Succeeded by||Mark Stodola|
|Political party||Democratic (Non Partisan)|
Christopher C. Piazza is a Division 2 judge of the Arkansas Sixth Circuit.
Wright v. Arkansas
Arkansas Department of Human Services v. Cole
On April 16, 2010, Piazza overturned Arkansas Act 1 in the case of Arkansas Department of Human Services v. Cole which makes it illegal for any individuals cohabiting outside of a valid marriage to adopt or provide foster care to minors. The ruling was upheld unanimously by the Arkansas Supreme Court on April 7, 2011.
|No party preference||Henry Osterloh||20,226||23.46|
Chris Piazza is running for re-election to the Sixth Circuit. He is running unopposed in the general election for the Sixth Circuit on May 20, 2014.
Piazza was appointed by Bill Clinton, during his time as Arkansas governor, to chair a panel that was drafting state ethics legislation. Due to this appointment, Piazza recused himself from a later case to disbar Clinton.
- Daniels, C. & Hughes, J. (2009). The Historical Report of the Arkansas Secretary of State 2008. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press., 2008
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Candidate Information: Chris Piazza," accessed April 7, 2014
- "Arkansas judge strikes down state ban on same-sex marriage". Reuters. May 9, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
- Judge overturns state's adoption law
- State Supreme Court strikes down adoption ban
- "1976-1990 Arkansas Historical Election Results". scribd.com. Retrieved May 20, 2014.