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Hart asks high court to reconsider income tax appeal

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 more consideration …


Hart’s tax appeal rejects unanimously by Idaho high court

BOISE – A unanimous Idaho Supreme Court has rejected state Rep. Phil Hart’s state income tax appeal, ruling that the lawmaker has “no greater privilege than his constituents.” Hart had …


Bonner County prosecutor dropping gang charges

SANDPOINT – A North Idaho county is dropping criminal gang-recruitment charges against five people following an Idaho Supreme Court decision making it more difficult to prove the law was broken. …


No tax immunity for Idaho Rep. Phil Hart, judge says

Legal options are running out for anti-tax Idaho Rep. Phil Hart in his effort to keep the government from seizing his log home in Athol. A federal judge on Tuesday …


Idaho Supreme Court hears arguments in Rep. Hart’s anti-tax appeal

State Rep. Phil Hart’s anti-tax battle hit the big time Monday, at least in Idaho. The visiting Idaho Supreme Court considered oral arguments in Hart’s continuing fight against income taxes, …


Hart’s anti-tax battle goes to Supreme Court

Phil Hart’s anti-tax battle hit the big time Monday, at least in Idaho. The visiting Idaho Supreme Court considered oral arguments in Hart’s continuing fight against income taxes and the …


County votes to join redistricting lawsuit

Kootenai County commissioners plan to sue over Idaho’s new legislative district plan, saying they object to a proposed large district that would take in a 5,000-person chunk of the county …


Redistricting fight heads into court

BOISE – Republican redistricting commissioners sued their own panel Wednesday over the Idaho board’s failure to agree on new election maps and said they may seek to pay their legal …


GOP, Ysursa ask for court review of redistricting

Secretary of State Ben Ysursa has asked the Idaho Supreme Court to intervene after the state’s six-member redistricting panel failed to agree on new election maps by Tuesday’s deadline.


Retrial delayed in 2006 murder case

A man convicted of murder based in part on what the Idaho Supreme Court ruled was false testimony from a state trooper is now scheduled to stand trial in November. …


Officer in Ellington case placed on paid leave

A veteran Idaho State Police corporal who testified in the murder trial of a North Idaho man was placed on administrative leave after the state Supreme Court threw out the …


Idaho Supreme Court overturns Ellington murder conviction

BOISE — State Supreme Court justices have thrown out the second-degree murder conviction of a North Idaho man, citing prosecutorial misconduct and the likelihood that an Idaho State Police officer …


CdA, homeowners reach Sanders Beach settlement

No docks will be built on Sanders Beach. That’s part of the resolution of six lawsuits dating back to 1998 between the city of Coeur d’Alene and the owners of …


Docks won’t be built on Sanders Beach

No docks will be built on Sanders Beach. That’s part of the resolution of six lawsuits dating back to 1998 between the city of Coeur d’Alene and the owners of …


City’s elected leaders reinstated to office

BOISE – Two ousted Huetter politicians are back. The Idaho Supreme Court has reversed a Kootenai County judge who disqualified the 2007 candidates, Mayor-elect Bradley Keene and Councilor Jennifer Brown, …


Mega-loads permits issued but shipments delayed

The Idaho Transportation Department issued permits Wednesday for the first mega-loads proposed for U.S. Highway 12 in north-central Idaho, but the four giant truckloads won’t roll just yet. The agency …


Mega-load opponents seek hearing

Residents along U.S. 12 asked the Idaho Transportation Department on Thursday to conduct formal hearings before issuing any special permits allowing oil companies to transport huge loads of refinery equipment …


Idaho AG wants inmate’s death sentence reinstated

State Attorney General Lawrence Wasden wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an Idaho Supreme Court decision that largely cleared the way for a former death row inmate to be …


More large loads for U.S. 12 discussed by state, Korean firm

BOISE – The Idaho Transportation Department met in September with a Korean firm that wants to move another 40 to 60 giant truckloads of oil equipment across scenic U.S. Highway …


Justices hear, question sides on U.S. 12 permits

BOISE – Idaho Supreme Court justices had lots of questions Friday as they heard arguments on whether the Idaho Transportation Department violated its own regulations in approving permits for four …


New tax deals cost Idaho millions

BOISE – Idaho stands to lose more than $75 million from tax compromises that are now in the works, according to a group of whistleblowers who are current and former …


Transportation department joins appeal of load decision

BOISE – Idaho’s transportation chief said Monday that a court decision revoking permits for giant truck shipments on scenic U.S. Highway 12 from Moscow to Lewiston could “end up restricting …


Groups fined over ads against judge

BOISE – Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa has announced fines against two groups that launched last-minute campaign attacks against an Idaho Supreme Court candidate without following the disclosure requirements …


Idaho fines two campaign attack groups

Idaho Secretary of State Ben Ysursa has announced fines against two groups that launched last-minute campaign attacks against an Idaho Supreme Court candidate without following the disclosure requirements of the …


Ruling goes against Chateau de Loire

The long saga of a French-themed, luxury housing development proposed for the eastern side of Lake Coeur d’Alene appears to have come to an end. On Wednesday, the Idaho Supreme …


Docks upheld on easement

BOISE – Just because a road easement was granted years ago along someone’s lakefront property doesn’t mean the property owner has given up the right to build a dock on …


High court rejects luxury Chateau de Loire development

The long saga of a French-themed, luxury housing development proposed for the eastern side of Lake Coeur d’Alene appears to have come to an end.


High court: Road easement doesn’t erase dock rights

Just because a road easement was granted years ago along someone’s lakefront property doesn’t mean the property owner has given up the right to build a dock on the lake, …


Idaho Supreme Court says no drug-testing parents

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that the parents of a girl who committed petit theft can’t be forced to undergo drug tests as a condition of their daughter’s probation.


Group stages last-minute attack in Idaho race

BOISE – An unregistered group calling itself Idaho Citizens for Justice launched a last-minute campaign attack against an Idaho Supreme Court challenger over the weekend, in the final days before …