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Court System Changes: Realignment

April 29th, 2014 · No Comments

Last October’s post about court system changes discussed structural changes, such as combining different tiers of state trial courts into a single tier, transferring jurisdiction over some types of cases from one type of court to another, or placing multiple courts under a single administration. These changes are driven by a need for efficiency, both […]

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Tags: Court Systems · Courtreference.com · New Jersey · Pennsylvania

Juvenile Records – Sealing or Expungement

March 27th, 2014 · No Comments

In our July 2008 post about juvenile court records, we noted that most juvenile court records are confidential. This is done to protect the juvenile, on the theory that juveniles are more prone to bad decisions than adults (i.e., they do “dumb things”), but that they can be rehabilitated. Law enforcement agencies and the court […]

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Tags: Court Systems · Finding Court Records · Michigan · News · Ohio · Texas · Washington

WHY STATE COURTS MATTER.

March 18th, 2014 · No Comments

From our early civics lessons we know that there are two court systems in the United States judiciary-federal and state.  On this CourtReference site, we focus exclusively on the courts from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.  State courts have broad jurisdiction to interpret the laws that govern our everyday lives: […]

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