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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28, Jul 2014 - Arkansas, AR Arithmetic for Arkansas legislators
News headlines this morning report that Arkansas prison officials think they need up to $100 million for a new prison simply to accommodate the current prison population, which is expected to continue to grow. They'll also need $25 million to operate it. Reason: Prisons are already bulging with lifers and others with long sentences who won't be leaving prison any time soon. Add to that the ...
28, Jul 2014 - Little Rock, AR Couples ask judge to strike Ark. gay marriage ban
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Attorneys for two same-sex couples in Arkansas are asking a federal judge to issue an order striking down the state's gay marriage ban.
28, Jul 2014 - Arkansas continues defending 12-week abortion ban
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is continuing to defend the state's 12-week abortion ban to a federal appeals court, arguing the state has a legitimate interest in barring the procedure at that point in a woman's pregnancy.
28, Jul 2014 - Union, AR $460K claim for tossed drug conviction rejected
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A former Arkansas resident whose drug-dealing conviction was tossed out because investigators withheld evidence that could have helped his case is not entitled to nearly half a million dollars for the time he served in prison, lawmakers said Tuesday. A legislative panel reversed ...
28, Jul 2014 - Ouachita, AR Death row inmate dies at Malvern hospital
MALVERN, Ark. (AP) - Prison officials say an Arkansas death row inmate has died at a hospital after falling ill. Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson says 61-year-old Joe Louis Dansby died Monday night at a Malvern hospital.
28, Jul 2014 - Union, AR Hatemongers
Arkansas state Sen. Jason Rapert Jason Rapert is the Elmer Gantry of the Arkansas Legislature—a Brush Arbor Baptist preacher, bluegrass fiddler and proprietor of a putative African missionary effort that specializes in countries where homosexuality is a crime.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
28, Jul 2014 - Wal-Mart Bribery Case Creeps Along in Court
A U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas ruled last month that a lawsuit filed in 2012 against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and its directors over allegations of bribery in Mexico can move forward.
28, Jul 2014 - Clark, AR Injustice
Last year, the Arkansas Claims Commission voted unanimously to award Gyronne Buckley $460,000 for spending 11 years in prison on wrongful convictions. On July 8, a legislative panel reversed and dismissed the commission's award. Not complicated The crisis in the public school employee insurance system is complicated. The politics behind it are complicated. The solutions just passed by the ...
28, Jul 2014 - More tension in Arkansas Supreme Court chambers: Desire reported for lie detector tests to find lea
The legal community continues to buzz with rumors of tension at the Arkansas Supreme Court. I've written here about numerous reports from well-placed sources on a split on the court regarding the selection of the new Supreme Court clerk and also of the emergence of a robust bloc of decision-makers in the persons of the female justices — Courtney Goodson, who plans a run for chief justice in 2016 ...
27, Jul 2014 - Arkansas requires cosmetology licenses for hair braiders and bans dental specialists from doing bas
The Institute for Justice is challenging the state regulations in court. by David Ramsey Last month, at a press conference at her shop on West Markham, Christine McLean braided Nivea Earl's hair. Because McLean is not a licensed cosmetologist, doing this simple act for compensation violates Arkansas law. "One of the more amusing forms of civil disobedience," said J. Justin Wilson, spokesman for ...
27, Jul 2014 - Employer liable for liquidated damages because of FMLA retaliation
(7/22) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit--which covers Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota—recently held that a federal district court erred by not awarding an employee liquidated damages on his FMLA retaliation claim, and it doubled his jury award.
27, Jul 2014 - Russellville, AR Pleas - July 19, 2014
• Timothy Jeffcoat, 32, of Russellville pleaded guilty to three counts of forgery and was sentenced to two years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections with eight years suspended.
27, Jul 2014 - Lawmakers OK insurance, lotto, prisons bills
ANDREW DeMILLOAssociated PressLITTLE ROCK, AR (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers have wrapped up this week's special session, sending to the governor's desk bills to address teacher health insurance premiums, prison overcrowding and new limits on the lottery.The House and Senate gave final approval to a package of bills addressing the three issues shortly after midnight Wednesday. The votes allowed the ...
27, Jul 2014 - Secretary of State files motion in Voter ID Case
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Attorneys representing Secretary of State Mark Martin argue that a Pulaski County judge didn't follow proper guidelines when he found Arkansas' new voter ID law as unconstitutional.
27, Jul 2014 - 2 couples press for federal ruling
Two months after a state-court judge invalidated Arkansas' same-sex marriage ban, two same-sex couples asked a federal judge in Little Rock to issue a similar ruling in their pending federal lawsuit.
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