Stories tagged: judges
Fri., June 9, 2017, 1:59 p.m.
McConnell basks in GOP victory on courts
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday said the current vacancies in the U.S. court system will allow President Donald Trump to have the longest impact on the future of …
Mon., May 8, 2017, 7:37 p.m.
McConnell gambit on federal judges begins to pay off
President Donald Trump on Monday began the final stages of a Republican strategy to give federal courts a facelift that the party has been methodically carrying out for some time.
Mon., May 8, 2017, 7:26 p.m.
10 people nominated by Trump to federal bench
A look at the 10 people picked by President Donald Trump for positions on federal courts:
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 10:19 p.m.
Trump moves to get more conservatives on federal bench
The Trump administration will name nearly a dozen judges as nominees for key posts Monday as President Donald Trump works to pack the nation’s federal courts with more conservative voices.
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
Put sexual assault orders on equal footing
A bill to align sexual assault protection orders with orders related to domestic violence and harassment makes perfect sense, but this is the advocates’ third try. The objections have never …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 4, 2017, 12:36 p.m.
Pence: Gorsuch will join Supreme Court ‘one way or the other’
The vice president made the pledge during a speech in Philadelphia to the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group. His remarks echoed President Donald Trump’s comments from earlier in the …
Fri., Oct. 7, 2016
Retain Judges Tompkins and Sypolt
In the Superior Court races, only two of the 12 sitting judges are facing challenges. Position 10: Challenger Ward Andrews is a Gonzaga Law School graduate. He’s worked as a …
Sun., 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 …
Wed., 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, …
Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
Judge Imbrogno accused of being too tough
After being called out last summer by Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich for freeing the suspected heroin trafficker who later shot two deputies, the same federal judge is now under fire for …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2012
Vestal: Study finds judges are harsher as Election Day approaches
If you have to be hauled before a judge for sentencing, try to schedule it after an election. New research shows that Washington judges are more likely to throw the …
Thu., Oct. 21, 2010
District judges’ schedules difficult to track
An effort to prevent political use of information about their daily duties seems to have backfired on Spokane County District Court judges. Instead, they handed critics an opportunity to accuse …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2007
Idaho high court could be left without women
BOISE – Depending on the outcome of daylong interviews today, Idaho could become one of just two states with no women on its highest state court. Idaho Supreme Court Justice …