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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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.
26, Jan 2015 - Texans Sentenced for Kidnapping Arkansas Man
United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that two Texans were sentenced on Monday to 150 months in prison for kidnapping an Arkansas man and lying to FBI special agents.
26, Jan 2015 - Union, AR Supreme Court OKs Inmate’s Short Beard
Washington — The Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously struck down an Arkansas prison ban on inmate beards, a legal victory for a habitual offender turned devout Muslim who started off representing himself.
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.
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 - 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 - Rogers feud over City Attorney Ben Lipscomb continues in federal court
Rogers City Attorney Ben Lipscomb couldn't get federal Judge Timothy Brooks to issue a preliminary injunction this morning to give him his elected duties back. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has details, but I think it's limited to subscribers. The fight continues and grows more convoluted. Lipscomb has had a variety of troubles, including trying to use a credential to get special ...
26, Jan 2015 - Parents await word on child
Hundreds of same-sex couples in Arkansas are awaiting the state Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, but that case is not the only same-sex matter before the high court.
26, Jan 2015 - Eviction lawsuit victory a landmark, advocates say
We wrote yesterday about a Pulaski Circuit Court ruling that held the Arkansas criminal eviction statute unconstitutional. A likely appeal lies ahead. Groups that worked on the case are touting the victory today as a step toward a needed improvement of Arkansas's landlord-tenant laws, some of the most pro-landlord in the country — in the realm of human rights abuses in the words of one ...
26, Jan 2015 - State AG Wants New Oral Arguments In Same-Sex Marriage Case
LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge wants the state Supreme Court to hear oral arguments a second time in a lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban.
26, Jan 2015 - Huckabee, Jindal, Santorum speak out on issue
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee says a Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage won't be enough to make it the law of the land overnight.
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 - Sebastian, AR Escapee’s Capture 2014’s Top Story
Back to prison. An Arkansas Department of Corrections officer escorted escaped convicted murder Timothy “Bo” Buffington from the Booneville Police Department to a waiting vehicle for transport back to prison in Pine Bluff on Sept. 18.
26, Jan 2015 - Boone, AR KKK in Arkansas headlines; including new Harrison billboard
Here's a pair of Ku Klux Klan headlines from Boone County for your information: * One of the founders of a KKK organization in Arkansas , Floyd Lewis of Zinc , has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for possession of marijuana, being a felon in possession of a firearm and second-degree sexual assault of a 13-year-old. He was an incorporator of a KKK and a Christian Identity group in 2003. * In ...
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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.
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