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courthouse

a public building in which courts of law are held

Courthouse

A building designed to contain one or more courtrooms and related facilities, such as judge’s chambers, administrative offices, and jury rooms.

courthouse

1. A building in which are contained rooms for courts of law, judges’ chambers, offices of clerks of court, and, sometimes, other official offices.
2. A building containing county administrative offices, often including the county jail.
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The building, which dates to 1916, is one of 15 courthouses around Texas hoping soon to receive renovation funds from the state government.
Unfortunately, Stephen Ricciardi, Acorn's owner, is keeping his potential plans for the Worcester County Courthouse to himself.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Historical Society, County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO), Heritage Ohio, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and both the Ohio and Columbus Chapters of the American Institute of Architects will host a symposium on Ohio County courthouses on May 15 and 16 at the Columbus Athenaeum.
In 2008, a state survey ranked the condition of Lane County's courthouse toward the middle among Oregon's 36 county courthouses.
A ``one-day, one-trial'' program will be launched in September in the Glendale and Burbank courthouses, which serve the North Central District of the Los Angeles County Superior Court system, cutting the requirement for jury service from 10 days to just one day or one trial.
The public waits up to three hours in line to pay traffic tickets at Los Angeles County courthouses, provoking temperamental reactions and even physical confrontations, a new report says.
Recommendation: In order to improve the planning and oversight for future courthouse construction projects, to increase the efficiency of courtroom usage through courtroom sharing, and to ensure that future courthouses are built within the congressionally authorized gross square footage, the Administrator of GSA should establish sufficient internal control activities to ensure that regional GSA officials understand and follow GSA's space measurement policies throughout the planning and construction of courthouses.
So it may come as a surprise to learn that where he really enjoys spending time is in the dark halls and dingy courtrooms of the nation's local courthouses.
Los Angeles County officials, who operate 58 courthouses - the largest court system in the world - say they are trying to improve conditions for the half-million prospective jurors they see each year but are nowhere close to matching Ventura County's program.
The history of the courthouse project goes back to 1984 when the county master plan called for building several new courthouses to handle growth, including one in the Antelope Valley.
In recent years, with increases in administration space and an enhanced need for security, federal courthouses have become less public symbols of justice and more like generic office towers.
Justice Department lawyer Paul Clement argued that Commandments displays in courthouses and other government buildings are permissible because they are not intended to promote religion.