Stories tagged: Edward Lodge
THURSDAY, DEC. 8, 2016, 3:46 P.M.
Idaho could be down to just one federal judge for another six months
Despite the best efforts of Idaho’s two senators, the lame-duck session of Congress is wrapping up without any confirmation votes on judges – including U.S. District judge nominee David Nye …
MONDAY, NOV. 14, 2016, 3:14 P.M.
Crapo, Risch standing by Judge Nye nomination, hoping for Senate vote soon
Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch say they’re standing by federal judge nominee David Nye and hoping for a confirmation vote in the lame-duck session of Congress that started …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016, 3:25 P.M.
Eye on Boise: If trends hold, Idaho could have sizable budget surplus
State tax revenues are coming in ahead of forecasts, and if current trends hold, Idaho could have a substantial budget surplus by the end of the current fiscal year.
MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016, 1:53 P.M.
Idaho federal judge nominee David Nye won’t get confirmation hearing until September at the earliest
Idaho 6th District Judge David Nye won unanimous support from the Senate Judiciary Committee last week to be the state’s next federal judge, but the full Senate won’t vote on …
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016, 11:50 A.M.
Idaho federal judge nominee gets positive reception at Senate hearing
Idaho Judge David C. Nye has his hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today as the nominee to be Idaho’s next federal district judge, and drew only positive comments.
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016, 1:57 P.M.
Sen. Risch defends secretive process to select new federal judge for Idaho
Now that Idaho finally has a nominee for its vacant federal judgeship, state 6th District judge David Nye, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch is defending the lengthy, secretive process he and …
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016, 2:37 P.M.
Obama names new Idaho judge, David Nye
Idaho finally has a new federal district judge nominee, with the announcement today from the White House that Idaho 6th District Judge David Nye will be submitted to the Senate …
SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2015
First candidate out, second being considered, but Idaho still has no new federal judge
Down to just one district judge, the U.S. District Court in Idaho has identified 10 out-of-state judges from Colorado, Washington, California and elsewhere to serve as visiting judges and hear …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 2015, 9:33 P.M.
Attorney with GOP ties, little trial experience could be Idaho’s next federal judge
After a secretive process that spanned more than a year, Idaho’s two U.S. senators appear to be proposing that Idaho’s next federal district judge – a lifetime appointment – be …
SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015
Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers say U.S. hostages should be part of Iran deal
At President Barack Obama’s press conference last week, he was pressed by a reporter about why the nuclear deal with Iran didn’t secure the release of four Americans in Iran, …
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
Idaho court vacancy called ‘judicial emergency’
BOISE – The nation’s federal courts have declared a “judicial emergency” in Idaho due to the vacancy in one of the state’s two U.S. district judge positions. The vacancy began …
SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015
Eye on Boise: Historical murals some think offensive will get new review
Renewed debate is emerging over two historical murals inside the former Ada County Courthouse that depict the lynching of a Native American man. The building will reopen later this summer …
SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2015
Eye on Boise: Two judge replacements, two very different processes
Here’s an interesting contrast: While Idaho U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch pursue a secret process to name a recommended replacement for longtime U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge, who …
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2015
Eye on Boise: Bipartisan panel picked Idaho’s last federal district judge
With all the questions being raised about the secret selection process Idaho Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo are using to vet candidates for the state’s next U.S. District judge, …
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
Idaho senators say they are interviewing both men and women for judge post
BOISE – Idaho’s two U.S. senators insisted Thursday they are interviewing both “men and women” for a federal judicial appointment. The announcement from Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo came …
MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015, 4:44 P.M.
Idaho senators’ secret selection process for new fed judge raises questions, no women interviewed
BOISE – It seems that women need not apply to the federal district court bench in Idaho. A secretive selection process that Idaho’s two senators have launched to find a …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17, 2014
Idaho senators solicit federal judge applications
BOISE – Idaho’s U.S. senators are asking people interested in replacing longtime U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge to fill out a questionnaire. President Barack Obama will name the next judge, …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 2014
Idaho’s longest-serving judge to leave active service
BOISE – U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge, Idaho’s longest-serving judge ever, will leave active service and take senior status in July, opening up the first appointment of a federal judge …
SATURDAY, DEC. 7, 2013
Serial killer Joseph Duncan is mentally competent, federal judge rules
BOISE – A federal judge has cleared the way for serial killer Joseph Duncan’s execution for the 2005 kidnapping, torture and murder of a 9-year-old North Idaho boy, ruling that …
SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013
Joseph Duncan competency hearing nears end
BOISE – Child-killer Joseph Duncan is sitting on federal death row in Terre Haute, Ind., but his fate still rests in an Idaho courtroom. Eight years after Duncan kidnapped, tortured …
SUNDAY, JULY 7, 2013
Judge celebrates 50 years on the job
BOISE – From the Ruby Ridge standoff to tribal ownership of Lake Coeur d’Alene, from Claude Dallas to Sami al-Hussayen, from mining damage in the Coeur d’Alene Basin to the …
TUESDAY, JAN. 8, 2013
Killer Joseph Duncan gets new hearing
BOISE – Joseph Duncan was sentenced to death three times over for crimes against a 9-year-old North Idaho boy he killed in 2005, and he initially and repeatedly said he …
MONDAY, JULY 9, 2012, 2:35 P.M.
Media wins execution access case, state pays fees
The state of Idaho and a group of Idaho news media have agreed that all Idaho executions should be open to media witnesses from start to finish, ending a lawsuit …
FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012, 6:27 P.M.
9th Circuit orders Idaho executions opened up
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has sided with the news media, ordering a preliminary injunction to require Idaho to permit full viewing of the upcoming execution of Richard …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 2012
Judge denies injunction in execution case
BOISE – A federal judge declined Tuesday to issue a preliminary injunction against limits on witness access to Idaho’s executions, finding that while the news media presented “a strong case …
TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 2012
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 …
MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012, 5:38 P.M.
News media witnesses at executions an Idaho tradition
As Idaho’s news media spar with the state in federal court over limits on access to executions, the case has turned a spotlight onto Idaho’s long and consistent history of …
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012
Duncan alters course on sentence appeal
BOISE – Notorious murderer Joseph Duncan has changed his mind about waiving his right to appeal, saying he owes it to his mother to try getting off death row for …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2012
City wins civil suit over man’s suicide
A federal judge Wednesday ruled for the city of Spokane in a $4.7 million civil lawsuit brought by the family of a suicidal man who jumped off the Monroe Street …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 2, 2010
Sex offender gets two-year sentence
A Plummer, Idaho, man who sexually abused a child then failed to register as a sex offender was sentenced this week to more than two years in federal prison.