Federal court near Eastern Cherokee Reservation won't close

A federal courthouse that handles cases from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians won't be closing.

The courthouse in Bryson, North Carolina, was initially put on a closure list. But it was saved because it's the only place that handles Indian Country criminal cases, Chief Judge David Sentelle of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said.

Sentelle, however, said six other facilities in the Southern states will be closing in the next few years.

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