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Eye On Boise Edward Lodge archive

MONDAY, OCT. 30, 2017

The James A. McClure Federal Building and United States Courthouse in Boise, where attorneys in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit between Asarco and Union Pacific faced off Monday morning, Oct. 30, 2017. The trial, over cleanup costs for mining contamination in the Coeur d’Alene Basin, is expected to run for three weeks. (Betsy Z. Russell)

Asarco, Union Pacific RR back in court over CdA Basin cleanup $$

Eight years after paying out $482 million to fund cleanup from a century of mining contamination in North Idaho’s Silver Valley, the copper mining firm Asarco is back in court, demanding that Union Pacific Railroad pay it $130 million because it contends the railroad caused a big piece of the damage. The railroad is furiously denying the claim...

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TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016

Judge David Nye, left, talks with Sens. Jim Risch, left, and Mike Crapo, center, outside the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing room on Tuesday

Idaho federal judge nominee gets positive reception at Senate confirmation hearing

Idaho Judge David C. Nye had his hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today as the nominee to be Idaho’s next federal district judge, and drew only positive comments. “Mr. Nye, you represent something I have never seen before,” said Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., who chaired the hearing, “a person that can get Crapo, Risch and Obama...

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MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016

Idaho Sen. Jim Risch (Betsy Z. Russell)

Sen. Risch defends process to select new fed judge 

Here's my full story: Now that Idaho finally has a nominee for its vacant federal judgeship, state 6th District judge David Nye, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch is defending the lengthy, secretive process he and Sen. Mike Crapo followed over the past 19 months to vet potential nominees, saying anything else would have violated the U.S. Constitution...

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