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Wed., Oct. 24, 2012, 9:21 a.m.

Trib: Troupis Opens Little Black Bag

Whenever the legal equivalent of a black bag job is required, Christ Troupis is the lawyer hired to deliver it. When the ultra-partisan fringe of the Idaho Republican Party chose to evict independent and Democratic voters from the GOP's primary election, leaders such as former Chairman Norm Semanko and former state Sen. Rod Beck relied upon Troupis to take the matter to court. When he prevailed, Idaho's traditionally open primary - the make-or-break election in a one-party state - was sealed off from anyone unwilling to register as a Republican. For the privilege of resisting that effort, Idaho taxpayers were forced to hand over $100,000 to Troupis to cover his costs. Earlier this year, Troupis struck again/Marty Trillhaase, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: Had you heard of Christ Troupis before now?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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