Stories tagged: idaho supreme court
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 …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
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 C.L. “Butch” Otter’s veto on a bill that would have repealed the state’s …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
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.
Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers introduce bill to avoid new ‘loser pay’ rule for court cases
The chairmen of the Idaho House and Senate judiciary committees are co-sponsoring legislation in response to a
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 6:02 p.m.
Brother didn’t unduly influence parents in leaving him $15 million Lake Pend Oreille property, court rules
A unanimous Idaho Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from three siblings who charged that their brother exerted “undue influence” over their parents to leave him their full shares in …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 2:36 p.m.
Idaho Supreme Court hears arguments on public defense reform
Idaho’s Supreme Court will soon decide whether to revive an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against the state over its faulty public defense system.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 8:23 p.m.
Convicted murderer Lee files another appeal
Convicted triple murderer John Lee is appealing the Dec. 6 denial of a motion to release evidence he says is no longer relevant to his case to the Idaho Supreme …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, midnight
Idaho lawmakers should refine loser-pays ruling
“Justice” and “frivolity” are slippery metrics. Nothing has been done in the last 30 years to explain just what lawmakers meant to define as “justice.”
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
Siblings battle in court over fate of forested ‘piece of heaven’ on Lake Pend Oreille
Lakefront development pits siblings against each other in Lake Pend Oreille dispute.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, midnight
‘Loser pays’ rule in Idaho court system could make justice available only to those with deep pockets
The Idaho Supreme Court has launched the state’s entire court system on a new track that might be called “loser pay” – you lose a case, you pay the other …
Tue., Nov. 8, 2016, 8:06 p.m.
Brody leads in Idaho Supreme Court race
The numbers are still preliminary, but Robyn Brody is holding the edge against Curt McKenzie in the nonpartisan race for an open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court.
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
One of the two candidates for Idaho Supreme Court has never argued a case there
One of the two candidates for the Idaho Supreme Court acknowledged in a televised debate Friday night that he’s never argued a case before either the Idaho Supreme Court or …
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016, 2:20 p.m.
Two vie for open Idaho Supreme Court seat
The two attorneys facing off for an open Idaho Supreme Court seat have taken decidedly different approaches to their campaigns.
Tue., Oct. 25, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
Idaho Bar survey rates Brody twice as high as McKenzie for state’s high court
The Idaho State Bar has released the results of its survey of state bar members about the qualifications of the two candidates vying for an open seat on the Idaho …
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016, midnight
Looking Back: Past opinions provide perspective
Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Space flight, Sept. 16, 1966
Mon., Sept. 12, 2016, 10:02 p.m.
Logging error saddles elderly Idaho man with legal bills; ‘It is a tragedy,’ justice says
When Kenneth Eyer decided to log part of his Sagle property to raise money for his wife’s chemotherapy bills, he never dreamed he’d end up owing more than $100,000 in …
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
Police group withdraws endorsement in Idaho court race over candidate’s excessive-force lawsuits
A law enforcement group has withdrawn its endorsement of state Sen. Curt McKenzie’s bid for the Idaho Supreme Court after he twice represented criminal suspects who unsuccessfully sued police officers …
Sun., June 26, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: After two-year wait, Idaho court system gets new director
Sara Thomas, Idaho’s state appellate public defender, has been named the new administrative director of Idaho’s courts by the Idaho Supreme Court.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
Court rejects reducing man’s life sentence for North Idaho killings
The Idaho Supreme Court denied a request for a reduced sentence made by a man convicted of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend.
Tue., May 17, 2016, 10:20 p.m.
Runoff set in Idaho Supreme Court race, with Brody in the lead
A rare contested race for an open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court appears to be headed for a runoff in November, as none of the four hopefuls was polling …
Sun., May 15, 2016, 4 a.m.
Eye on Boise: Campaign finance dispute crops up in Idaho Supreme Court race
Robyn Brody’s campaign for the Idaho Supreme Court disputes a finding by the Idaho Secretary of Statethat four donations, totaling $27,000, received from four farm-related businesses exceeded the state Sunshine …
Mon., May 2, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
Idaho bar survey ranks three high court hopefuls highly, but not a fourth
Three of the candidates seeking an open Idaho Supreme Court seat were highly rated in a survey of members of the Idaho State Bar, but the fourth, state Sen. Curt …
Sun., May 1, 2016, midnight
Four vie for rare open seat on Idaho’s highest court
The top race on the Idaho ballot on May 17 isn’t in either the Republican or Democratic primary – it’s the nonpartisan race for an open seat on the Idaho …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 10:22 a.m.
Gutierrez runs for justice on court-access platform
When newly appointed Idaho Judge Sergio Gutierrez traveled from Canyon County to Weiser for his first first-degree murder trial in 1993, he was surprised by what he found there. The …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 10 a.m.
Strong lines up endorsements from all sides in bid for Idaho high court
Clive Strong has amassed endorsements from an array of prominent Idahoans for his run for the Idaho Supreme Court, from former governors of both parties to industry, business and education …