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Federal court ruling adds new twist to enforcement of Spokane’s ‘sit-lie’ ordinance

Robert Martin no longer lives as a homeless man in Boise, as he once did. But Martin, now a North Idaho resident, visits that city several times a year to …


Idaho 9th Circuit Judge Randy Smith to take senior status in 2018

Idaho Judge N. Randy Smith, who serves on the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, has announced that he’ll take senior status on Aug. 11, 2018, his 69th birthday – …


UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 8:26 p.m.

Federal court’s agenda has topics that draw Trump’s ire

The nation’s largest federal court circuit has clashed repeatedly with President Donald Trump over the past six months, and the agenda for its annual meeting is not shying away from …


No monkeying around: Appeals court weighs if animal owns its selfies

A curious monkey with a toothy grin and a knack for pressing a camera button was back in the spotlight Wednesday as a federal appeals court heard arguments on whether …


9th Circuit judge: Trump deportation order for man in Hawaii ‘inhumane’

A Trump administration order to deport a man who entered the country illegally nearly three decades ago and became a respected businessman in Hawaii was “inhumane” and “contrary to the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 9:59 p.m.

Court rules against immediate protections for whitebark pine

An appeals court has ruled that U.S. government officials don’t have to take immediate action to protect a pine tree that is a source of food for threatened grizzly bears.


UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

Gold Star father Khizr Khan decries travel ban in legal brief

The father of a Muslim-American soldier who died in combat in Iraq has filed an amicus brief supporting a federal judge’s decision to block President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban.


Hawaii asks full 9th Circuit Court to hear Trump travel ban appeal

Attorneys representing Hawaii in the state’s challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban are asking that the full panel of a federal appeals court hear the case.


Administration files notice it will appeal ruling against second version of travel ban

The Trump administration filed court papers Friday hoping to salvage its second version of a travel ban after two judges in separate cases this week found that it probably violated …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

Refugees share their stories at packed Spokane rally

After a week in which President Donald Trump tweeted about


Judge rejects Joseph Duncan’s death penalty appeal

Federal judges have rejected efforts to spare killer Joseph Duncan from the death penalty. A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Friday that a district …


Ninth Circuit Court considers Duncan’s competency in death penalty appeal

Convicted murderer Joseph Duncan made it very clear he didn’t want to appeal his triple death sentence, U.S. Attorney for Idaho Wendy Olson told the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of …


Idaho challenge still pending

BOISE – As the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to take up the 6th Circuit same-sex marriage case, opening the door to possible settlement of the issue for all 50 states, …


Otter seeks full panel review of gay marriage ruling

BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wants a larger group of judges to reconsider the recent decision that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. “I will continue defending Idahoans’ …


Same-sex marriage licenses to be issued in Idaho

BOISE – Gay couples may obtain marriage licenses in Idaho beginning 9 a.m. Wednesday after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said it will no longer block the issuance …


Gay marriage blocked in Idaho a day after court rejected ban

BOISE – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy issued an emergency stay Wednesday morning blocking same-sex marriage from starting in Idaho – just as couples waiting at county clerk’s offices …


Same-sex marriage begins in Idaho as 9th Circuit lifts stay

BOISE – Same-sex couples can wed in Idaho starting today – one day after a federal appellate court struck down Idaho’s ban on gay marriage. After the ruling was announced …


Idaho marriage law heads to appeals court

When lawyers for the state of Idaho and for four Idaho lesbian couples face off in a federal appeals courtroom in San Francisco on Monday, the fate of Idaho’s invalidated …


Otter wants full appeals court review of same-sex marriage rulings

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to send Idaho’s same-sex marriage case to a full, 11-judge panel of the court, rather than the …


Idaho gay marriage stayed in federal court

A federal appeals court has stayed the legalization of same-sex marriage in Idaho from taking effect, but agreed to speed up its decision-making on the matter. A three-judge panel of …


9th Circuit rules against parents in spinal tap case

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled against a Boise couple who sued after their 5-week-old baby was seized from her mother’s custody at a hospital emergency room …


Panel weighs parental rights

BOISE – When should a parent lose custody of a young child for refusing consent for a medical procedure? How likely must the harm to the child be for that …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2012, 4:17 p.m.

9th Circuit comes to Boise to hear parent rights case

BOISE - When should a parent lose custody of a young child for refusing consent for a medical procedure? How likely must the harm to the child be for that …


Idaho execution rule puzzles court

PASADENA, Calif. – A federal appeals court raised sharp questions Thursday about why Idaho’s not complying with its 2002 decision that the First Amendment requires witnesses to be able to …


Idaho has long history of execution witnesses

Editor’s note: Reporter Betsy Z. Russell, president of the Idaho Press Club, researched the issue of media witnesses to executions both for this article and for the news media’s court …