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Courts & Community provides information on the workings of the judicial branch of government in Arkansas – its functions, programs and services, and history. The series is a production of the Arkansas Supreme Court’s public education program.

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Courts & Community provides information on the workings of the judicial branch of government in Arkansas – its functions, programs and services, and history. The series is a production of the Arkansas Supreme Court’s public education program.

    Teen Court: A Jury of Your Peers

    Teen Court: A Jury of Your Peers

    Teen Court is an educational opportunity for young people interested in the field of criminal justice. High school students who are part of teen court hear real cases of offenses committed by other teens.

    • 59 sec
    Justice Joseph Morrison Hill and the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium

    Justice Joseph Morrison Hill and the Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium

    Former Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Joseph Morrison Hill of Fort Smith was dedicated to helping provide treatment for Arkansans battling tuberculosis. He suffered from the highly-infectious disease during his term


     

    • 59 sec
    First African American Woman On Arkansas Supreme Court

    First African American Woman On Arkansas Supreme Court

    Judge Andree Layton Roaf (1941–2009) was the first African-American woman to serve on the Arkansas Supreme Court.

    • 1 min
    Arkansan Serves As Lead Prosecutor in Nuremberg Trials

    Arkansan Serves As Lead Prosecutor in Nuremberg Trials

    James Monroe McHaney was an Arkansas lawyer who played a key role in the prosecution of doctors who participated in the Holocaust during World War II. 

    • 59 sec
    Federal vs. State Courts

    Federal vs. State Courts

    In our country, we have both federal courts and state courts. But what's the difference? 

    • 58 sec
    Arkansas Constitution

    Arkansas Constitution

    Throughout its history, Arkansas has been governed by five constitutions. Do you know how many amendments have been added to the current Arkansas Constitution? 

    • 58 sec

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