Arkansas federal courthouses safe in cost-cutting move
Posted: September 11, 2012 at 2:56 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK Arkansas is keeping its federal courthouses.
The federal judiciary said Tuesday that it will close six courthouses in a cost-cutting move, but none of them are in Arkansas.
Documents obtained by The Associated Press in March showed that the federal government was considering closing up to 60 court facilities, including six sites in Arkansas.
The Judicial Conference said Tuesday that it will close courthouses in Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas.
U.S. District Judge J. Leon Holmes in the Eastern District of Arkansas has argued that closing court facilities wouldn’t make a significant reduction in the federal budget.
He said Tuesday that he’s glad they’ve managed to keep the court facilities for now.