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VOL. 127 | NO. 178 | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Arkansas' Federal Courthouses Safe for Now

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas' federal courthouses are safe for now.

The federal judiciary said Tuesday that it will close six courthouses in a cost-cutting move, but none of them are in Arkansas.

Documents obtained by The Associated Press in March showed that the federal government was considering closing up to 60 court facilities, including six sites in Arkansas.

The Judicial Conference said Tuesday that courthouses in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas will close over the next few years and that more facilities probably would meet the same fate.

U.S. District Judge J. Leon Holmes in the Eastern District of Arkansas has argued that closing court facilities wouldn't make a significant reduction in the federal budget.

He said Tuesday he's glad they've managed to keep the court facilities for now.

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PROPERTY SALES 56 437 16,061
MORTGAGES 76 508 18,556
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 56 2,461
BUILDING PERMITS 241 876 33,390
BANKRUPTCIES 64 301 10,314
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 125 5,303
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 17 125 6,273
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