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Eye On Boise archive for June 9, 2010


Merlyn Clark, center, attorney representing the state Land Board, greets Deputy Attorney General Melissa Moody, who argued on behalf of Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, at left, in today's oral arguments before the Idaho Supreme Court on state cabin site rents. (Betsy Russell)

Cabin rent issue hits high court 

Here's a link to my full story at and to links to briefs from both sides in today's oral arguments at the Idaho Supreme Court in the Land Board case, in which Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden is suing the board - on which…

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Rammell mulling move north 

Here's a news item from the Lewiston Tribune, via The Associated Press: GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) — For erstwhile Idaho gubernatorial candidate Rex Rammell, home may be where his voters are. Rammell, a veterinarian who ran second in May 25's Republican gubernatorial primary to Gov. C.L.…

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The justices' questions... 

Interestingly, Idaho Supreme Court justices allowed Deputy Attorney General Melissa Moody, speaking for Attorney General Lawrence Wasden's side, to give her entire presentation before asking her questions during arguments on the Land Board case today, while they interrupted attorney Merlyn Clark, representing the Land Board,…

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Is Ben Ysursa a 'demented genius'?

One light moment in today's Idaho Supreme Court arguments on the Land Board case came when Justice Roger Burdick, who asked by far the most questions today, asked Deputy Attorney General Melissa Moody for an explanation of the new "premium rent" plan for state-owned cabin…

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