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Why the checkpoint text should stay[edit]

I am putting the text back in about checkpoints because non-American readers of Wikipedia find our security checkpoints strange. Most countries have much more severe restrictions on firearm ownership than the-- (talk) 18:57, 8 December 2007 (UTC) and thus do not need to impose limitations upon access to their courthouses. --Coolcaesar 08:33, 22 Mar 2005 (UTC)

I agree somewhat, but the wording as it stands is a bit snarky. youngamerican (talk) 01:38, 7 June 2006 (UT


The article states that every municipality in Canada constructs one or more courthouses. I'm almost sure this is not true, for two reasons. First, the municipality may well not actually construct a courthouse when the municipality comes into existence, the building may already be there. Second, I'm fairly certain that most municipalities do not even possess a courthouse. It is possible I am mistaken on this latter point, though. Can someone confirm? --Yamla 20:13, August 31, 2005 (UTC)

I think you are correct, but not positive. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:55, 8 December 2007 (UTC)

Can the extensive discussion of what characteristics identify Romanesque architecture be elimininated? If a reader wanted to know wouldn't he/she click on the link for Romanesque Revival? Goldnpuppy (talk) 17:16, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

English language non US assertion[edit]

At present the article states: In other English speaking countries buildings which house courts are simply called "courts". In Australian English we refer to court houses, not courts for the buildings; court refers to the institution. While the building is the court house, if you have to attend, you would say "I have to go to court", but in that context you are referring to the sitting or the institution. An amendment is required I believe, but I will wait for other comments.--A Y Arktos 23:06, 11 February 2006 (UTC)

Where I am (in Australia), we have both courthouses and courts/court buildings. A town's centralised (local) court building is a court house (or courthouse), whereas the supreme court building in a capital city is called "the supreme court", or "supreme court building". So I would say usage is mixed. --PalaceGuard008 (Talk) 09:10, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Top of Page Picture[edit]

I switched the picture of the Bulloch County Courthouse for one I feel is more appropriate. For one, this is, in my opinion, an attractive courthouse that is a fair representative of a typical American courthouse. Additionally, when a person drives through Statesboro, Georgia, on Main Street, this is the view they get. The other picture is from a side street and is not of the front of the courthouse. --GoDawgs1 (talk) 19:05, 20 March 2009 (UTC)