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.
“Two weeks later, we have planned at this point a mandatory bid meeting, which anybody who wants to bid on the construction – a general contractor for the Courthouse facility – will be required to meet on June 29.” “Two weeks later, any questions they may have about the bid documents would be due, and that would be July 13.
He added the cautionary approach is for the safety of court employees, judges, attorneys, investigators and the general public ...Federal courthouses in the Central District, which includes federal courts in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Ana and Riverside, are resuming normal operations, allowing access to the general public.
The agency, which has been thrust into the spotlight in the last year after prolonged civil unrest in Portland and several high-profile fatal shootings by task force officers, is also charged with protecting the deputy attorney general and maintaining security at federal courthouses.
JEFFERSON — Crowds gathered in the halls of the Ashe County’s historic 1904 Courthouse on the afternoon of June 11, to celebrate the Museum of Ashe County History’s newest exhibit ... “We were real pleased that they turned out, and also the general public, we had quite a few from the general public that came.
The mandate for masks had been part of Comanche County’s COVID-19 protocols since commissioners reopened the courthouse in mid-February after being closed to the general public in most instances since Thanksgiving 2020 ...Courthouse.
New Jersey can resume criminal trials in Tuesday, more than a year after juries were first suspended statewide because of the coronavirus. Priority will be given to cases where the people charged are awaiting trial in jail, according to an order from the state Supreme Court... All courthouse services should generally resume by Aug ... .
If approved by the state auditor’s office, Payne County’s general fund expenses will be closer to $21.5 million after having the published estimate come in around $21,840,497 ... “Instead of taking that out of the general ... “Generally, in the courthouse and admin building, if it’s needed it’s needed right then, not two days plus whatever,” Reding said.
once the new courthouse opens, which will also house Toronto’s weekend and statutory holiday courtrooms ... courthouse saw about 8,000 matters in 2019 ... Ministry of the Attorney General spokesperson Alex Wilkes said NTC will be the most secure courthouse in Ontario, thanks to input from Toronto police.
But a new parking lot has been added, making a courthouse visit a little less stressful ... the courthouse because it was so packed.” ... “We are going to utilize that for employee parking that way we can free up general parking and all the parking spaces in front of the courthouse.” .