The Arkansas Supreme Court typically has only appellate jurisdiction. This means that the Supreme Court usually only hears cases that have been appealed from a trial court (such as Circuit Court). The Arkansas Supreme Court has seven justices. These justices are elected in state-wide non-partisan races and serve eight-year terms.
Arkansas also has a Court of Appeals that handles many appeals in Arkansas, however, there are some cases that are appealed first to the Supreme Court.
|APPEAL: a legal action where the losing party requests that a higher court review the decision.|
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