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Thu., Aug. 23, 2012, 1:41 p.m.

Rammell gets his day in court

Rex Rammell, a GOP candidate for governor in Idaho, refused to apologize Tuesday, September 1,  2009 for his joking remarks about shooting the president, instead launching his own attacks against Idaho GOP leaders who strongly condemned his remarks.  BETSY RUSSELL betsyr@spokesman.com (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)
Rex Rammell, a GOP candidate for governor in Idaho, refused to apologize Tuesday, September 1, 2009 for his joking remarks about shooting the president, instead launching his own attacks against Idaho GOP leaders who strongly condemned his remarks. BETSY RUSSELL betsyr@spokesman.com (Betsy Russell / The Spokesman-Review)

BOISE, Idaho -- A legal dispute over then-Gov. Jim Risch's 2006 order for state wildlife agents to shoot Idaho elk rancher Rex Rammell's escaped animals has now reached the highest state court.


Supreme Court justices Wednesday heard arguments from Rammell's lawyer contending Idaho law doesn't permit domestic elk to be shot without a good reason.


Rammell's elk escape caused a furor in 2006, precipitating efforts in the next Legislature to more strictly regulate ranches offering high-priced hunts behind high fences for prized bucks.

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.