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State Bar hosts Supreme Court forum

Each of the four candidates for the Idaho Supreme Court is giving a 10-minute opening statement; here's some of what each had to say:

Attorney Robyn Brody of Rupert discussed her background in the law, and said, “The Idaho judiciary is not a legislative body. … That’s not the role of the judiciary, and we have to honor that separation. But at the same time, I think it’s imperative that when the Idaho Legislature oversteps its bounds, that we recognize that at its core, it’s about protection of individual freedoms, and we have to be willing as justices to stand up.” She said, “I have never been afraid to climb in a foxhole with the people of Idaho, whether it’s taking on the Department of Transportation or the Department of Insurance … It’s about protecting people’s freedoms. When we interpret the Constitution, we do it conservatively, with great care, giving life to the enduring principles that are written in the Constitution.” She said, “The originalist approach is the right, conservative approach to interpreting the Constitution.” More here.


D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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