Courts in Arkansas
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Each of Arkansas's 75 counties has at least one circuit court. Arkansas's circuit courts hear criminal, civil, domestic violence, juvenile, and probate matters. Arkansas's district courts hear smaller-value civil cases and criminal misdemeanors. There are also two branches of the Arkansas appellate court system – the Court of Appeals, and the Arkansas Supreme Court. Some Arkansas cities also have municipal (city) courts which mainly handle violations of city ordinances.
If you're looking for Arkansas public court records, the state's CourtConnect service will provide you with basic case information and a list of case activity based on a search of party name or case number. This online database includes a limited number of counties, but additional counties are being added. Although most Arkansas court records can't be viewed online, the majority are considered public record and are available for inspection and copying. As policies vary, contact the Arkansas clerk of courts office for your county if you're seeking court records in Arkansas. The Arkansas Judiciary's website ( also provides several helpful links where you can search for a wide variety of information including Supreme Court opinions and current Supreme Court cases, court rules, criminal justice agency contact information, and Arkansas laws.
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27, Jan 2015 - Widow sues funeral home
LITTLE ROCK -- A widow who entrusted her husband's body to Arkansas Funeral Care was left with "overwhelming and devastating emotional distress and mental anguish" after opening his casket to the "horrendous, gruesome and appalling sight of her husband's desecrated body," according a lawsuit filed Monday in Pulaski County Circuit Court.
27, Jan 2015 - AETN to air 'The Road to Little Rock' and 'Hoxie: The First Stand' Feb. 5
“The Road to Little Rock” will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network Thursday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. “Hoxie: The First Stand” will follow at 7 p.m. “Judge Ronald N. Davies is not well known in Arkansas, but he is an important part of our state’s history,” AETN Director of Production Carole Adornetto said. “It was Judge Davies who found himself, in 1957, thrown into the case of ...
27, Jan 2015 - Arrest warrant issued for Taylor after plea
Boxer Jermain Taylor has pleaded not guilty to accusations he pointed a gun at a man's head and threatened to shoot three small children in Little Rock, Arkansas.
27, Jan 2015 - Crawford County Adopts Resolution Against Clean Line Energy Project
VAN BUREN (KFSM)- The Crawford County Quorum Court unanimously passed a resolution Monday (Jan. 26) urging the U.S. Department of Energy to not approve Clean Line Energy’s application to construct a high-voltage transmission line through Arkansas. The resolution was presented by Crawford County Judge John Hall. The $2 billion, 700-mile transmission line would stretch from […]
27, Jan 2015 - Jefferson, AR 41-year-old inmate dies in LR hospital
A 41-year-old inmate at a maximum security prison unit in Jefferson County died Friday of natural causes, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Correction said.
27, Jan 2015 - Supreme Court silence continues today on same-sex marriage case
Another Thursday release of Arkansas Supreme Court rulings and another week passes with no word from the court on the status of the appeal of Circuit Judge Chris Piazza's ruling striking down the state ban on same-sex marriage. The case was argued on an expedited based Nov. 19, more than two months ago. In addition to absence of a ruling, there's been no word from the court on which justices ...
27, Jan 2015 - Court denies appeal hearing for repossessor of firetruck
The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied an Illinois man's second request for a hearing on his appeal of a Pulaski County circuit judge's contempt finding for selling a firetruck that he repossessed from the city of Alexander.
27, Jan 2015 - Judge pay raises lag behind surrounding states, official says
Judges in Arkansas have seen their salaries increase at a smaller rate than many surrounding states in recent years and not raising the pay could expose the state to a lawsuit, the legislative chairman of the Arkansas Judicial Council told the panel tasked with setting salaries for elected officials.
26, Jan 2015 - Escapee from federal prison in Arkansas caught in West Texas
Saguto was serving prison time for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and conspiracy to launder money. Online jail records don't list attorneys for the pair.
26, Jan 2015 - Woman says boxing champ Taylor threatened to kill children
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2014 file photo, Boxer Jermain Taylor walks from the Pulaski County Jail in Little Rock, Ark. Police say the champion boxer already charged in a shooting at his Arkansas home will face charges in a separate incident after a man said Taylor fired a gun at him.
26, Jan 2015 - Union, AR Supreme Court OKs inmate’s half-inch beard
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously struck down an Arkansas prison ban on inmate beards, a remarkable legal victory for a habitual offender turned devout Muslim who started off representing himself.
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Sorry, but your browser needs Javascript to use this site. WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday that an Arkansas prison cannot prevent a Muslim inmate from wearing a short beard, in keeping with his religious beliefs.
26, Jan 2015 - Faulkner, AR National Review takes down Huckabee presidential candidacy with 'reality check'
Quin Hilyer, a former Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial writer, writes for the conservative National Review a good summary of all the reasons Mike Huckabee makes a poor 2016 presidential candidate. A "reality check," he calls it. For example: * His poor judgment on executive clemency decisions as Arkansas governor. * His advocacy for the release of rapist Wayne Dumond who went on to kill again ...
26, Jan 2015 - Arkansas, AR Supreme Court Again Bolsters Religious Rights
In a unanimous decision yesterday, the Supreme Court in Holt v. Hobbs rejected an Arkansas prison's policy of restricting the length of beards its inmates could wear. Coming within months of Hobby Lobby, which relied relied on a similar line of reasoning, the Court's decision was unsurprising.
26, Jan 2015 - Sebastian, AR Fort Smith Chamber Holds 2015’s First Legislative Forum
Prescription drug regulation, prisons, the state budget and faster Internet in public schools are among the hot button issues Arkansas lawmakers are dealing with in the 90th General Assembly.
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