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Idaho lawmakers advance federal nullification bill

A House committee today voted in favor of Rep. Paul Shepherd’s bill declaring that Idaho lawmakers can void federal laws and court decisions, and setting up a process for doing so. Just four members of the House State Affairs Committee voted against the bill, HB 461, which now moves to the full House. Shepherd told the committee that he believes...

Eye on Boise: Rep. Barbieri hosts lunch on ‘True Face of Islam’

After gathering more than a dozen lawmakers for lunch in a Statehouse meeting room last week to hear a presentation titled “The True Face of Islam in Idaho,” Rep. Vito Barbieri, R-Dalton Gardens, says it didn’t turn out to be a very effective presentation. Barbieri brought in a guest speaker, Shahram Hadian, a Christian pastor from Chattaroy, Washington, and former Muslim who heads the “Truth in Love Project,” which is dedicated to exposing what it calls “the true goal of Islam and threat of Shari’ah law in America.” Hadian told the Idaho lawmakers, “I was asked to come and just share about the advancement of Islam in Idaho … the real face of Islam.”

Idaho House asks Congress to impeach judges who rule for same-sex marriage

BOISE – The Idaho House on Friday voted 44-25 in favor of a nonbinding memorial to Congress calling for federal judges who rule in favor of gay marriage to be impeached. “I think somehow, someday we’ve got to take a stand,” GOP Rep. Paul Shepherd told the House. A sixth-term state representative from Riggins who owns a sawmill and log home company, Shepherd was the author and sponsor of the measure.

Idaho House kills bill to circumvent EPA

BOISE – Idaho’s House of Representatives has dumped a bill that attempted to nullify the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory authority in the state, acknowledging the bill is likely unconstitutional. The bill, however, “shows the level of frustration that many of our constituents have and feel about not only the EPA but many of the federal agencies as well,” said House Resources Committee Chairman Lawerence Denney, R-Midvale.

Idaho House committee passes bill nullifying EPA in the state

BOISE – An Idaho House committee passed a bill Thursday to attempt to nullify the federal Environmental Protection Agency in the state, though the state attorney general says the measure is unconstitutional. “I don’t happen to agree” with the attorney general, said bill sponsor Rep. Paul Shepherd, R-Riggins.