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 (https://courts.arkansas.gov/) 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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15, Mar 2015 - Springdale, AR Man said driving 75 mph in fatality
FAYETTEVILLE -- The black box in a 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe recorded the vehicle going about 75 mph when it rolled, ejecting and killing a passenger, an Arkansas State Police trooper testified Tuesday in the manslaughter trial of a Springdale man.
05, Mar 2015 - Ashley, AR State agency notes two inmate deaths
An Arkansas Department of Correction inmate died Monday at the Ouachita River Correctional Unit in Malvern, a prison spokesman said Tuesday.
26, Nov 2014 - Gay Marriage OK in Ark., Mississippi: Judges
A federal judge on Tuesday struck down Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban, meaning it could become the 36th state to allow gays and lesbians to wed.
12, Oct 2014 - Decriminalize drugs
Arkansas is about to make a costly mistake. Its citizens seem willing to spend $100 million to build a new prison. For whom are they building that prison? A high percentage of the prisoners will be young black male nonviolent drug offenders. Black males now have a 30 percent chance of going to prison. Decriminalize drugs Arkansas is about to make a costly mistake. Its citizens seem willing to ...
12, Oct 2014 - Same-Sex Couples Ask Arkansas Supreme Court To Strike Gay Marriage Ban
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court should uphold a circuit judge’s ruling that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, a group of same-sex Arkansas couples argued Tuesday in a filing with the state Supreme Court.
12, Oct 2014 - Union, AR Arkansas Inmate's Beard at Center of U.S. Supreme Court Case
(CNN) - An Arkansas inmate seeks to exercise what he says is a key tenet of his faith, but corrections officials cite security concerns in their refusal to accommodate. The issue comes down to a half-inch beard, and this claim of religious liberty within prison walls will now be debated by the U.S. Supreme Court. The justices will kick off the first week of their new term with a one-hour oral ...
12, Oct 2014 - Why Walmart (WMT) Stock Is Down Today
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Walmart are down 0.61% to $76 in pre-market trade after it was reported that the retailerawas ordered by a federal judge in Arkansasato face a pension fund's claims the company defrauded shareholders by concealing corruption tied to bribes allegedly paid by officials of its Mexican unit, Bloomberg reports. U.S. District Judge Susan Hickey in Fayetteville ...
12, Oct 2014 - U.S. Judge Says Wal-Mart Must Face Mexican-Bribe Claims
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (WMT) was ordered by a federal judge in Arkansas to face a pension fund’s claims the retailer defrauded shareholders by concealing corruption tied to bribes allegedly paid by officials of its Mexican unit.
12, Oct 2014 - Lonoke, AR Arkansas Leader: Killer of teen girl working in Cabot school
Garrick Feldman at the Arkansas Leader dug up this fine story last week: A murderer who is serving a life sentence without parole was installing a wall mat this week at the Cabot Junior High North gym as part of a prison work-release program. Glen Martin Green, who works inside the prison system for Arkansas Correctional Industries, has been in the factory and repair program at the Tucker Unit ...
12, Oct 2014 - Arkansas, AR High court sympathetic to inmate’s plea to wear beard
Conservative and liberal Supreme Court justices alike sounded sympathetic Tuesday to Arkansas prison inmate Gregory Holt’s claims that officials’ refusal to let him grow a half-inch beard violates his religious rights.
12, Oct 2014 - Special Report: Prison Secrets, Information Kept From The Public
In Arkansas, much of what happens behind the walls of prisons is never know by the public. Prison officials say the secrecy is needed to keep facilities secure. But we found victims and their family members frustrated. One lawmaker is pushing for changes, saying the secrecy is a danger to the public.
12, Oct 2014 - Couples ask Arkansas court to strike marriage ban
LITTLE ROCK — Attorneys for gay couples challenging Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban told the state's highest court on Tuesday that the U.S. Supreme Court signaled it agrees with their argument that such prohibitions are unconstitutional by declining to take up similar cases.
12, Oct 2014 - Man convicted of murder faces new charges in Missouri
An Arkansas man, who was sentenced in 2011 for the murder of another man, now faces charges out of Missouri for the same crime, according to Dunklin County Prosecutor Stephen Sokoloff.
12, Oct 2014 - Federal Prosecutorial Ethics
Arkansas businessman, John Stacks, is about to stand trial in federal court. Mr. Stacks is attacking the charges and the conduct of the government agents. Prosecutors don’t like what he’s been saying and asked a judge to squelch their target’s ‘false allegations.’
12, Oct 2014 - Union, AR Supreme Court considers case of prison inmate’s beard
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments over whether an Arkansas prison inmate can be required to keep his beard short, even though he says the beard is part of his religion.
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