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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23, Apr 2014 - Little Rock, AR Court rulings to affect more candidates
LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas courts are debating whether candidates with administrative-suspended attorney licenses are eligible to run for office. Locally, Prosecuting Robert "Tony" Rogers' and Circuit...
23, Apr 2014 - Developing food security, sovereignty
When the Cherokees rebuilt their nation 150 years ago following the Trail of Tears, they immediately went to work re-establishing a government, along with higher education and court systems. Stacy Leeds, Cherokee citizen and dean of the College of Law at the University of Arkansas, said that while history reveres the Cherokee judges, scholars and lawmakers of the time, most Cherokee citizens ...
23, Apr 2014 - Little Rock, AR Preliminary injunction sought in voter ID case
LITTLE ROCK — The plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ voter ID law said in a court filing Wednesday that they, and all Arkansas voters, will be irreparably harmed if a judge does not bar enforcement of the law before the May 20 primary and nonpartisan election.
23, Apr 2014 - Arkansas, AR Man who killed Modesto woman, among others, dies in prison
A man serving life sentences for homicides committed in Arkansas, Montana and California in 2000 died unexpectedly at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, prison officials said.
23, Apr 2014 - Arkansas judge apologises for 'racist, sexist and homophobic' online comments
An Arkansas judge has issued an apology after he posted a series of anonymous online comments, including one in which he said “sluts are just whores in training”.        
23, Apr 2014 - Risperdal Lawsuit News Notes Filing of Petition Seeking Reinstatement of Risperdal Lawsuit Verdict
Arkansas Attorney General Has Asked State Supreme Court to Reconsider Its Decision to Overturn $1.2 Billion Risperdal Lawsuit Verdict (PRWeb April 12, 2014) Read the full story at
23, Apr 2014 - Little Rock, AR Arkansas AG asks state Supreme Court to reconsider its tossing of $1.2B Johnson & Johnson fine
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel asked the state Supreme Court on Monday to reconsider its decision tossing out a $1.2 billion judgment against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, saying justices did "significant harm" to the state and broke from 170 years of precedent.
23, Apr 2014 - Texarkana, AR Texan gets 11.5 years for meth distribution
TEXARKANA — A DeSoto, Texas, man who pleaded guilty in western Arkansas to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine has been sentenced to 11½½ years in federal prison.
23, Apr 2014 - Greene, AR Woman sues Arkansas doctor charged with voyeurism
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A 23-year-old Arkansas woman has filed a lawsuit against a Paragould gynecologist who was charged this week with video voyeurism, alleging she caught the doctor taking nude photos of her during an examination this month, her lawyer said Friday. State police have said ...
22, Apr 2014 - Arkansas GOP sees voter ID is a double standard
The Republican Party of Arkansas said absentee voters who fail to submit required identification with their ballot should be given more time to submit ID, arguing in a filing to a state court that failing to do so would create a double standard compared t
22, Apr 2014 - Supreme Court sides with relatives of Albert Pike flooding victims
The Arkansas Supreme Court is siding with relatives of the 20 people killed in the flash floods at the Albert Pike campground in 2010. The court agrees with their definition of malicious conduct under the state law.
22, Apr 2014 - AARP: Arkansans support law to reverse limit on age discrimination claims
AARP , the lobby for older people, says a poll last month of Arkansas registered voters found 81 percent approval of bipartisan Senate legislation aimed at reversing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that made it more difficult to sue over age discrimination in the workplace. Support cut across all voter sectors, the AARP said. The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Ac t would correct a 5 ...
22, Apr 2014 - Arkansas Supreme Court denies petition asking Court to rule on law-license suspension kerfuffle
The Arkansas Supreme Court today denied the petition from Circuit Judge H.G. Foster asking the Court to rule on whether Foster was qualified to run as a judge*. Foster asked the Court to weigh in after a lawsuit by Foster's opponent for a 20th Circuit seat, Doralee Chandler , which argued that Foster should be disqualified from the race because Foster has had his license suspended in the past ...
22, Apr 2014 - Man gets 11½½ years for methamphetamine conviction
(AP) — A DeSoto, Texas, man who pleaded guilty in western Arkansas to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine has been sentenced to 11½½ years in federal prison. Prosecutors say 42-year-old Claudie Miller Jr. was arrested in a methamphetamine distribution investigation that began in 2011.
22, Apr 2014 - Arkansas, AR Arkansas rest-stop killer dies in Montana cell
DEER LODGE, Mont.— A man serving life sentences for homicides committed in Arkansas, Montana and California in 2000 died unexpectedly at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, prison officials said.
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