Idaho Statesman columnist Dan Popkey reports that Idaho Sen. Jim Risch spent Monday morning at the Ada County courthouse after being called for jury duty - but was excused after he explained his schedule to 4th District Judge Darla Williamson. Risch told Popkey that the Senate reconvenes next week, and “I have to cast a vote and if I'm not there, there's a chance a U.S. marshal will be looking for you or me.” He said the judge replied, “I think I will excuse you.” You can read Popkey's full post here.
Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.
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