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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Idaho high court considers ‘defamation by inference’ lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in a case that could determine whether individuals have the right to sue if they think someone implied – but didn’t outright say …


New trial rejected for Idaho man convicted of killing wife

The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling rejecting a request for a new trial by a man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 8:24 p.m.

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren Jones dies

Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren E. Jones has died. He was 75 years old.


City sewer fee case goes to Idaho’s highest court

Cities across Idaho are closely watching a lawsuit that seeks refunds of millions of dollars in sewer connection fees paid to the city of Hayden by everyone who built a …


Retrial for Lankford brother is postponed

Motions to dismiss Mark Lankford’s murder charge for the alleged beating death of a Texas couple were forwarded to the State Supreme Court to decide if the case will go …


Idaho Supreme Court OKs delaying water battle arguments

The Idaho Supreme Court will postpone arguments surrounding a key water battle to allow parties on both sides of the case to discuss a possible settlement.


Northern Idaho judge appointed to state’s high court

Gov. Butch Otter has appointed 2nd District Judge John Stegner of Moscow to the Idaho Supreme Court.


Idaho Supreme Court rules on slip-and-fall lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that a lower court must once again review a slip-and-fall lawsuit against Walmart.


Court: Simplot Foundation must pay taxes on JUMP facility

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that the J.R. Simplot Foundation was not eligible for a tax exemption while constructing is “urban meeting place” in downtown Boise in 2015.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 4:09 p.m.

Kootenai County road case goes to Idaho Supreme Court

The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Friday in a Kootenai County road-easement case that already has prompted a change in state law, but still has left plaintiff Brent Regan without …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 4:27 p.m.

Idaho Supreme Court upholds lake encroachment decision

The Idaho Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s decision, ordering a man to remove obstructions he placed on a lakeshore to protect his waterfront property in northwest Idaho.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren Jones to step down Dec. 31

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren Jones has announced he’s retiring on Dec. 31 for personal and family health reasons, opening the way for a third seat to turn over on …


Eye on Boise: Silak, Trout and Brody talk women on Idaho’s highest court

In more than 150 years, just three women have served on the Idaho Supreme Court, and the three have some interesting insights into why that is, and what could change …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:17 p.m.

Otter names 5th District Judge Richard Bevan to Idaho Supreme Court

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has named 5th District Judge Richard Bevan of Twin Falls to the Idaho Supreme Court, to succeed retiring Justice Daniel Eismann.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 1:48 p.m.

Supreme Court interviews delayed as Idaho governor recovers

Gov. Butch Otter’s office says they are a little behind on conducting interviews for an open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court due to the Republican governor’s recent back surgeries.


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 2:58 p.m.

Four finalists named for much-sought Idaho Supreme Court opening

Three state district judges and one Boise attorney were named finalists Thursday for a much-sought-after opening on the Idaho Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:24 p.m.

McKenzie withdraws as interviews near for new Idaho Supreme Court justice

Former state Sen. Curt McKenzie, who drew 46 percent of the vote but lost to Robyn Brody in the last election for an open Idaho Supreme Court seat, has withdrawn …


UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:43 p.m.

Idaho Supreme Court upholds grocery tax veto

The Idaho Supreme Court, in a 4-1 ruling Tuesday afternoon, upheld Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of legislation removing the state’s 6 percent sales tax on groceries.


Eye on Boise: Ahlquist alters his ‘blueprint’ plank on same-sex marriage

Idaho GOP candidate for governor Tommy Ahlquist has changed the wording on his website about his position on gay marriage, deleting a section that many read as a promise to …


UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 10:12 p.m.

In packed courtroom, Idaho justices hear arguments in grocery tax case

Four Idaho Supreme Court justices had sharp questions for both sides, as they heard arguments Thursday in a court challenge to Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of legislation repealing the state’s …


UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 9:57 p.m.

Idaho high court: Unmarried gay partner has no custody right

The Idaho Supreme Court has denied custody and visitation rights to a gay woman who raised a child with her former partner, reflecting state laws that have not been updated …


Balance of powers and sales taxes on food at stake in Idaho court case

When Idaho’s legislative and executive branches face off in court on June 15, much will be at stake.


UPDATED: Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

Idaho Supreme Court limits issues in grocery tax case

The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday limited the issues that the state can address in its upcoming arguments over Gov. Butch Otter’s disputed veto of legislation to repeal the state’s …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:21 p.m.

Idaho secretary of state responds to grocery tax lawsuit

A lawsuit challenging how long a governor has to veto legislation threatens the constitutional separation of powers, according to an Idaho top official.


UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017, 8:08 p.m.

Court: Otter can intervene in arguments over grocery tax repeal veto

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s petition to intervene in the lawsuit challenging his veto of the grocery tax repeal bill was granted Friday by the Idaho Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 8:30 p.m.

Idaho Supreme Court reinstates ACLU lawsuit challenging public defense system

The Idaho Supreme Court says a lawsuit over Idaho’s troubled public defense system can move forward against all the defendants except one: Idaho Gov. Butch Otter. The high court’s ruling, …


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

Timing of Idaho court justice’s retirement means candidates can apply now

With Idaho Supreme Court Justice Daniel Eismann planning to retire in August, a second seat will open on the five-member high court in a year – and this time, unlike …


UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:07 p.m.

Idaho court orders fixes to grocery tax veto lawsuit, or it’ll be dismissed

The Idaho Supreme Court issued an order Wednesday morning in the challenge by 30 state lawmakers to Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of the grocery tax repeal bill, ordering procedural problems …


Idaho Supreme Court finds errors in grocery tax lawsuit

The Idaho Supreme Court has found several errors in a lawsuit filed by 30 lawmakers challenging Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto on a bill that would have repealed the state’s …


Idaho Supreme Court Justice Eismann to retire this fall

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Daniel Eismann says he will retire this fall after more than 16 years on the state’s highest court.