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Otter names Twin Falls lawyer to 5th District judgeship

Gov. Butch Otter has named Twin Falls attorney Ben Cluff to the 5th District judgeship that was left vacant by Judge Richard Bevan’s appointment to the Idaho Supreme Court. An attorney in private practice in Twin Falls, Cluff holds a law degree from the University...

Idaho 9th Circuit Judge Randy Smith to take senior status in 2018

Idaho Judge N. Randy Smith, who serves on the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, has announced that he’ll take senior status on Aug. 11, 2018, his 69th birthday – which will give President Trump the opportunity to appoint another appellate judge. Smith said he plans to continue to hear cases after he takes senior status.

9th Circuit Judge Randy Smith to take senior status in 2018

Idaho Judge N. Randy Smith, who serves on the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, has announced that he’ll take senior status on Aug. 11, 2018, his 69th birthday – which will give President Trump the opportunity to appoint another appellate judge. Smith said he...

Otter names Jessica Lorello to Idaho Court of Appeals

Deputy Idaho Attorney General Jessica Lorello was named to the Idaho Court of Appeals today, to complete the term of retired Judge John Melanson on the state’s second-highest court. Gov. Butch Otter made the appointment from among four finalists recommended for the post by the...

Silak, Trout and Brody talk women on Idaho’s highest court

In more than 150 years, just three women have served on the Idaho Supreme Court, and the three have some interesting insights into why that is, and what could change it. Current Justice Robyn Brody, former Chief Justice Linda Copple Trout, and former Justice Cathy Silak spoke on a panel Thursday sponsored by the Idaho Legal History Society...

Former Justice Jones: Move Idaho judicial elections from primary to general

Retired Idaho Supreme Court Justice Jim Jones says the state should move its judicial elections from the May primary to the November general election, which typically sees two to three times the turnout. “Why not select judges in elections where a majority of registered voters...

Otter names 5th District Judge Richard Bevan to Idaho Supreme Court

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has named 5th District Judge Richard Bevan of Twin Falls to the Idaho Supreme Court, to succeed retiring Justice Daniel Eismann. Bevan, 58, was among four finalists for the position submitted to Otter by the Idaho Judicial Council; the others were...

Short list for high court: Bevan, Moeller, Stegner, Rainey

The Idaho Judicial Council has selected four finalists from the pool of 13 applicants for an opening on the Idaho Supreme Court; the four will go to Gov. Butch Otter on Monday, and he will appoint the new justice, who will start in August when...