A courthouse (sometimes spelled court house) is a building that is home to a local court of law and often the regional county government as well, although this is not the case in some larger cities. The term is common in North America. In most other English-speaking countries, buildings which house courts of law are simply called "courts" or "court buildings". In most of Continental Europe and former non-English-speaking European colonies, the equivalent term is a palace of justice (French: palais de justice, Italian: palazzo di giustizia, Portuguese: palácio da justiça).
In most counties in the United States, the local trial courts conduct their business in a centrally located courthouse which may also house county governmental offices. The courthouse is usually located in the county seat, although large metropolitan counties may have satellite or annex offices for their courts.
In some cases this building may be renamed in some way or its function divided as between a judicial building and administrative office building. Many judges also officiate at civil marriage ceremonies in their courthouse chambers. In some places, the courthouse also contains the main administrative office for the county government, or when a new courthouse is constructed, the former one will often be used for other local government offices. Either way, a typical courthouse will have one or more courtrooms and a court clerk's office with a filing window where litigants may submit documents for filing with the court.
Courthouse station is fully handicapped accessible.
History and design
Courthouse station opened along with the rest of the Waterfront Tunnel from South Station Under to Silver Line Way on December 17, 2004. Construction of the $110 million station was technically demanding, as the Waterfront district is built on fill rather than solid ground or rock. Slurry walls and large braces were built, allowing 210,000 cubic yards of soil to be excavated for the platform area.
The station was intended as the centerpiece of the Silver Line and a key feature of Boston's Innovation District, with a visual impact significantly different fromn other stations in the MBTA system. It includes "some of the most complex and ornate station finishes installed in any MBTA transportation facility to date" which cost $30 million to complete. The lobby includes a polished stone floor and distinctive purple overhead lighting fixtures, while both the platforms have brushed steel finishes on support columns and walls. The station was turned into an "idea lab" nightclub and conference center in June 2014 for Boston Idea Week, which included several other MBTA-centered events.
The Courthouse (Slovene:Sodna palača) in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, is a 19th-century building in the central district of the city that has for many years served as the seat of various regional courts of law.
The courthouse underwent a vast renovation in 2007 and 2008. In 2008, the Slovenian Minister of Justice Lovro Šturm announced that in three years time most of the courts of law housed in the building will move to new headquarters near the Ljubljana railway station.
In peacetime the rank of Full General is reserved for the Commander of Finnish Defence Forces. Sometimes a General's branch of service is indicated in the rank. So far Finland has had seventeen of jalkaväenkenraali (General of Infantry), a few of jääkärikenraali (Jägergeneral), two of ratsuväenkenraali (General of Cavalry) and one tykistönkenraali (General of Artillery). Marshal Mannerheim himself was the other one of the two Generals of Cavalry before his promotion to Field Marshal.
The General was inaugurated in 1937, and carried coaches and Pullmans. It received some new lightweight equipment in 1938 as part of the fleet of modernism, but it was mostly heavyweight until 1940. It was the only "Fleet of Modernism" train to be streamlined without an observation car. It lost its coaches when the Advance General was inaugurated in 1940. It was re-equipped with lightweight sleeping cars from both the pre-war Broadway, and new cars from post-war orders. At this time, it also carried the Broadway's pre-war observation cars. In 1951 the General lost its all-Pullman status when it was combined with the all-coach Trail Blazer for non-peak travel periods only. In 1952 this consolidation became permanent, and by 1960, the Trail Blazer name was dropped. In 1967 the General was renamed the Broadway Limited when that train lost its numbers and all-Pullman status.
TOWANDA — Bradford CountyDistrict AttorneyChad Salsman pleaded guilty to charges of promoting prostitution, witness intimidation and obstruction of justice while also submitting his resignation during a court proceeding at the Bradford County Courthouse on Friday morning.
Salsman pleaded guilty to reduced charges of witness intimidation, promoting prostitution and obstruction of justice, according to the Pennsylvania attorney general's office ... 'He picked these victims because they didn't have another choice,' state Attorney GeneralJosh Shapiro told reporters at the Bradford courthouse earlier this year.
SUNBURY — Contracts totaling $4.3 million were unanimously awarded Tuesday by Northumberland County commissioners for exterior rehabilitation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and electrical upgrades at the historic county courthouse on Market Street.
That may throw us out of balance … I mean it's going to be that close to finish out the year with just our general bill pay and utilities for the courthouse.”. According to District 2Commissioner Clint White, all the courthouse officers have turned in job descriptions and the Fair Labor Standards ActAudit should be done in about two weeks ... ....
Halcovage is facing a federal lawsuit by four female courthouse employees — current and former — accusing him of sexual harassment in the courthouse over several years ...State AttorneyGeneralJosh Shapiro declined to charge Halcovage, citing statue of limitations.
Your odds of being killed in a car crash are one in 102; being struck by lightning, one in 15,300; dying in a plane crash, one in 205,000; being eaten by a shark, one in 4 million; or dying in a tornado, one in 5.6 million ... Extremely unlikely ... Gov ... Box and Weaver, and Republicans in Congress, the GeneralAssembly, the county courthouse and city hall ... .
INDIANAPOLIS — Your odds of being killed in a car crash are one in 102; being struck by lightning, one in 15,300; dying in a plane crash, one in 205,000; being eaten by a shark, one in 4 million; or dying in a tornado, one in 5.6 million ... Gov ... Box and Weaver and Republicans in Congress, the GeneralAssembly, the county courthouse and city hall.
The vote shortly after midnight to dismiss Attorney General Raul Melara followed a new legislative majority’s votes on Saturday night to kick out all of the judges on the constitutional chamber of the nation’s supreme court, which the small opposition and even one of U.S.
The vote shortly after midnight to dismiss Attorney General Raul Melara followed a new legislative majority's votes on Saturday night to kick out all of the judges on the constitutional chamber of the nation's supreme court, which the small opposition and even one of U.S.
The Lincoln County commissioners will receive bids and consider acceptance of a bid for the second and third floor courthouse restroom remodel project at Monday’s meeting ... in the Commissioners Room at the Lincoln County Courthouse in North Platte.
The quality of life in Oklahoma and the role of government would be more legitimately fulfilled by addressing the problems of infrastructure, education, poverty, mental health and the criminal justice system than attempting to revive what General Lee surrendered to General Grant at the AppomattoxCourthouse in 1865.