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Court candidates talk of their backgrounds, philosophies…

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…

Justice Jones: ‘Judicial elections are different kinds of animals’

There are more than 50 people in the audience as the four candidates for Idaho Supreme Court speak today at an Idaho State Bar forum. Outgoing Chief Justice Jim Jones opened the session, saying, “This is a wonderful idea, and I’m glad so many people…

Eye on Boise: First candidate forum for Supreme Court race takes place Tuesday

The first candidate forum for the four rivals facing off to be Idaho’s next Supreme Court justice initially was announced as a face-off between just three of the four, but now all four say they’ll participate.

Seiniger withdraws from Idaho Supreme Court race

Boise attorney William “Breck” Seiniger has withdrawn from the race for the Idaho Supreme Court, the second candidate to do so; that makes what was initially a six-way race now a four-way contest. Seiniger said “a number of well-qualified candidates” have joined the race since…

One candidate drops out of 6-way Idaho Supreme Court race, endorses another

Attorney Christ Troupis is dropping out of the six-way race for an open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court, and instead endorsing Sen. Curt McKenzie, R-Nampa.

Last-minute filings set up competitive races in Idaho’s May primary

A flurry of last-minute filings late Friday set up an array of contested races in Idaho’s May 17 primary election, including a six-way race for an open seat on the Idaho Supreme Court and contested races for a batch of state legislative seats.

Idaho chief justice to step down, Clive Strong to run for seat

Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Jones announced Wednesday that he won’t run for re-election to a third six-year term on the Idaho Supreme Court, and Clive Strong, longtime chief of the Natural Resources Division for the Idaho Attorney General’s office, announced that he’ll run for the court seat.

Chief Justice Jones to retire, Clive Strong announces bid for his seat

Idaho Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Jones announced today that he won’t run for re-election to a third six-year term on the Idaho Supreme Court, and Clive Strong, longtime chief of the Natural Resources Division for the Idaho Attorney General’s office, announced that he’ll run…

Idaho Supreme Court rejects Otter veto; ‘instant racing’ machines banned

Slot machine-like “instant racing” machines operating at three Idaho locations – including the Greyhound Park Event Center in Post Falls – are illegal, the Idaho Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Lawmakers this year repealed the authorization for the controversial betting machines, which Idaho’s horse racing industry promoted as a way to raise money to support live racing. Amid heavy lobbying, Gov. Butch Otter issued a veto in April, but didn’t return the vetoed bill to the Idaho Senate within the state constitution’s required five-day time limit. The high court said that means the repeal bill became law without the governor’s signature on July 1.

Court orders state to pay tribe’s attorney fees

In addition to ruling in favor of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in the instant racing veto case, a unanimous Idaho Supreme Court ruled that the tribe is entitled to attorney fees and costs in its lawsuit against Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney, because Denney…

Leroy: Instant racing decision ‘a sweeping and significant precedent’

David Leroy, who argued on behalf of Coeur d’Alene Racing LLC in the instant racing veto case, called today’s Idaho Supreme Court ruling “a sweeping and significant precedent.” The court rejected arguments, from him and others, that the Coeur d’Alene Tribe didn’t have standing to…

Idaho Supreme Court finds Otter instant racing veto invalid

The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that Gov. Butch Otter’s belated attempt to veto legislation banning slot machine-like “instant racing” terminals in Idaho was invalid, because it came after the Idaho Constitution’s required five-day deadline. That means the gambling machines are now illegal in Idaho;…