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court

An organ of government belonging to the judicial department and charged with resolving disputes among parties.Courts generally have jurisdictional requirements providing that only certain disputes among described parties for certain amounts of money may be heard.If you file your grievance in the wrong court, you may be prejudiced when the case is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction and the time period during which to file in the proper court has expired.

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Charles Hannah, director of IACOS, estimates that only about 15 percent of the approximately 4,700 state and local courthouses use entry screening, in contrast to virtually 100 percent coverage for their federal counterparts.
The rallies will be held at noon each day between now and Election Day, one at each of the county courthouses in the Sixth District, beginning in Moore and ending in Guilford County.
Worth Construction is thrilled to develop this much anticipated courthouse in Putnam county," said Pontoriero.
From tomorrow, courthouse users, whether those appearing in court as defendants or witnesses, jurors, and those needing to access Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages services, should attend the temporary court premises and not the old court.
5 million in grants and donations raised by our citizens, and we will stay in the Texas Courthouse Preservation Program, remaining eligible for future grants for interior restoration of over $4 million.
Hogan also learned a thing or two about access issues when people with disabilities protested the absence of a courthouse ramp.
The Lancaster courthouse was replaced in 2003 as the Superior Court by the new Michael D.
The palatial Essex County Courthouse, a Renaissance-style building, had sat vacant for 13 years in a state of disrepair.
The department has recently been responsible for the design of the Magistrates Courthouse in the centre of Fareham.
It was built in the wake of mounting criticism that the Silivri Courthouse, where the trial against the Ergenekon terrorist organization is being held, was not large enough to hold all suspects and observers involved in the trial.
After graduating from Penn State University, he stepped into a courthouse as a reporter covering a beat for the Miami Herald.
That's the city of Eugene's advice to the many hundreds of people who will have reason to visit the new federal courthouse that is rising on the east edge of downtown.