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Pennsylvania gun rights for sex offender lands in Idaho Supreme Court

A former Idaho man’s problems convincing the state of Pennsylvania he should have the right to bear arms landed in the Idaho Supreme Court Tuesday, as the justices heard an …


Idaho high court OKs lease-back deal

Eye on Boise column for Sunday


Idaho Supreme Court rejects Otter veto; ‘instant racing’ machines banned

Slot machine-like “instant racing” machines operating at three Idaho locations – including the Greyhound Park Event Center in Post Falls – are illegal, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Lawmakers …


Idaho Supreme Court weighs veto of instant racing bill

BOISE – Idaho Supreme Court justices appeared unconvinced Tuesday by arguments that they should stay out of a dispute over a botched veto of a gambling bill. At issue is …


Case questions Otter’s veto on instant racing bill

BOISE – Which matters more: what the state constitution says or what the Idaho Senate does? That’s the big question in legal arguments submitted to the Idaho Supreme Court in …


Coeur d’Alene Tribe sues over instant racing ban veto

BOISE – The Coeur d’Alene Tribe is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to declare Gov. Butch Otter’s veto of a bill banning instant racing invalid. The lawsuit, filed directly with …


Idaho Supreme Court rules against Hayden sewer fee

North Idaho contractors say they feel vindicated by a state Supreme Court decision Thursday that found the city of Hayden failed to establish legal grounds for a steep fee increase …


Developer loses eminent domain fight in Idaho

BOISE – The Idaho Supreme Court last week ruled against a developer in a long-running eminent domain dispute in North Idaho, even ordering the company to pay some of the …


Judge releases transcript after challenge from KHQ

A Kootenai County magistrate judge released the transcript of the preliminary hearing for a 15-year-old boy charged with two counts of murder after Spokane television station KHQ challenged the judge’s …


Idaho Supreme Court: Warrant needed for DUI blood test if suspect refuses

Police must get warrants before drawing blood from suspected drunken drivers who refuse to cooperate, the Idaho Supreme Court has decided in two Kootenai County cases. The opinions follow a …


Boy Scouts win dispute over Camp Easton deed

A prolonged legal fight over whether the Boy Scouts is free to sell a popular camp on Lake Coeur d’Alene is done. The organization can sell Camp Easton, the Idaho …


Idaho justices rule for Boy Scouts on Camp Easton deed

The Boy Scouts of America has the authority to sell or swap Camp Easton on Lake Coeur d’Alene, the Idaho Supreme Court has ruled.


High court candidates meet at debate

BOISE – Two candidates for the Idaho Supreme Court traded barbs and argued about the meaning of fairness for ordinary people during a televised debate Friday. Justice Joel Horton called …


Camp Easton case in hands of Idaho Supreme Court

The Boy Scouts of America has no plans to sell or swap Camp Easton on Lake Coeur d’Alene. In fact, the organization’s Inland Northwest Council wants to invest in upgrades …


Judges ponder increase in mental commitments

BOISE – The courts have seen an exploding number of involuntary commitment cases in recent years, according to an annual report from the Idaho Supreme Court, and that has some …


Idaho Supreme Court upheld two life sentences

The Idaho Supreme Court upheld convicted murderer Dale C. Shackelford’s two fixed life sentences Friday in its response to the former Kendrick man’s appeal. Shackelford argued that he should have …


Tribal cigarette supplier not protected

BOISE – Tribal sovereignty doesn’t protect a corporation located on a New York Indian reservation that ships illegal cigarettes to a retailer on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation, the Idaho …


High court weighing tribal cigarette sales

BOISE – Idaho Supreme Court justices are pondering a case in which a Native American-owned cigarette wholesaler from a reservation in New York says the state has no jurisdiction to …


Idaho justices weigh reservation cigarette sales

Idaho Supreme Court justices are pondering a case in which a Native American-owned wholesaler from a reservation in New York is selling millions of cigarettes to a Native American-owned retailer …


Council election fight ends

A Coeur d’Alene man who contested his defeat in a 2009 City Council election, alleging numerous irregularities, has lost on appeal to the Idaho Supreme Court. In a unanimous decision …


Farragut range to reopen in spring

The 70-year-old shooting range at Farragut State Park will reopen in the spring after a six-year closure prompted by protests from neighboring residents concerned about noise and errant bullets. In …


Candidate who lost council race appeals to Idaho high court

The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a challenge to the outcome of a 2009 Coeur d’Alene City Council election. Jim Brannon, who narrowly lost a council race to …


Idaho justices hear Coeur d’Alene election challenge

The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments today in a challenge to the outcome of a Coeur d’Alene City Council election from November 2009.


Supreme Court’s hearings to be online

BOISE – Idaho’s Supreme Court will begin live video-streaming of all oral arguments from its main Boise courtroom next week, in a joint project of the court and Idaho Public …


Idaho’s high court to start live video-streaming arguments

Idaho’s Supreme Court will begin live video streaming all its oral arguments from its main Boise courtroom next week, in a joint project of the court and Idaho Public Television, …


Priest Lake leaseholders could lose longtime homes

When Jim and Myrna Brown invested in their Priest Lake cabin 20 years ago, they hoped summers on North Idaho’s “crown jewel” would become a family legacy. Like so many …


Hart’s appeal won’t be reheard

BOISE – The Idaho Supreme Court, without comment, has dismissed tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s request to reconsider his state income tax appeal, in which he argued the court …


Idaho court stands by ruling, rejects Hart’s tax appeal

The Idaho Supreme Court, without comment, has dismissed tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart’s request to reconsider his state income tax appeal, in which he argued the court should have …


Leavitt loses execution-stay bids

Richard Leavitt, who is scheduled to die June 12 for the 1984 murder and mutilation of Danette Elg in eastern Idaho, has lost three bids to stay his execution in …


Hart asks court to reconsider decision

BOISE – Tax-protesting Idaho state Rep. Phil Hart is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to reconsider its dismissal of his state income tax appeal, saying the court should have given …