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Federal appeals court appears skeptical of Obamacare, putting future of law in doubt

The judges seemed disinclined to decide what parts should be saved or struck down, as California and other defenders of the law have urged.


Judge reverses jury’s decision regarding massive Christmas display in Hayden

A court decision that should have netted North Idaho couple Jeremy and Kristy Morris $75,000 after a jury found a Hayden homeowner’s association engaged in religious discrimination is looking a …


Moscow court orders prominent U.S. investor to remain in jail

A Moscow court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a prominent U.S. foreign investment manager and ordered him to remain in jail for at least the next month-and-a-half in connection …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019, 6:41 p.m.

Ballot initiative on immigration policing in Spokane again shot down by appellate judges

A ballot initiative that would empower Spokane city employees to participate in the enforcement of immigration laws was dealt another blow Tuesday, just two days after


Supreme Court rejects coach’s appeal over prayer, for now

The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a former Seattle-area football coach who lost his job because he refused to stop praying on the field.


‘Merchant of meth’ wins appeal: Reduced drug charge means he could be paroled in months

A man convicted of trafficking nearly a pound of methamphetamine won an appeal and was resentenced to be released on parole at the discretion of the parole board.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 8:14 a.m.

Groups appeal ruling on killing wolves

A coalition of environmental groups has asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a January ruling by a federal judge in Idaho that said a small federal …


Alleged UK hacker wins appeal against U.S. extradition

An alleged computer hacker from Britain won his appeal Monday against extradition to the United States.


Supreme Court rejects appeal of bearded seal listing

The U.S. Supreme Court will not review a lower court ruling that confirmed Alaska’s bearded seal population as a threatened species.


Trump administration appeals ruling on young immigrants

The Trump administration is appealing a judge’s ruling temporarily blocking its decision to end protections for nearly 800,000 young immigrants.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Union plans appeal after agency approves plant settlement

A federal agency has approved a settlement for a potato processing plant in southern Idaho, but the union involved in the dispute plans to appeal the decision.


Appeal seeking Idaho horse herd sterilization is dismissed

A federal appeals court has dismissed an effort to allow the sterilization of a herd of wild horses in Idaho.


Stanford sex offender Brock Turner is appealing his conviction

Brock Turner, the former Stanford University swimmer who served a widely criticized six-month jail sentence for assaulting an unconscious woman on campus, is now appealing his conviction and asking for …


Ruling preventing Idaho horse herd sterilization appealed

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is appealing a federal court ruling preventing the sterilizing of a herd of wild horses in southwestern Idaho.


Louisville appeal asks to reverse ‘excessive’ NCAA sanctions

Louisville says in an appeal that the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions imposed “grossly excessive” penalties in ordering the vacation of its 2013 men’s basketball championship and tournament revenue for a …


Port of Kalama appeals order nixing methanol project permits

The Port of Kalama has appealed a decision by a state board that invalidated two permits for a $2 billion project to manufacture methanol from natural gas and export it …


Supreme Court to hear crisis pregnancy centers’ appeal

The Supreme Court is stepping into a free speech fight over California’s attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.


Justice Department files notice of appeal to judge’s block of travel ban

The Justice Department filed Friday its formal notice of appeal to a federal judge’s decision to block the Trump administration from enforcing its latest travel ban.


Iran confirms 2 jailed Americans lost their appeal

Iran has confirmed that an Iranian-American businessman and his 81-year-old father have lost an appeal over their 10-year prison sentences.


Oregon man appeals 1991 murder sentence for 6th time

An Oregon man has appealed his 1991 murder sentence for the sixth time.


Transgender student wins appeal in final week of school

A federal appeals court says a transgender student who identifies as a male should be able to use the boys’ bathroom at his Wisconsin high school.


Hawaii asks full 9th Circuit Court to hear Trump travel ban appeal

Attorneys representing Hawaii in the state’s challenge to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban are asking that the full panel of a federal appeals court hear the case.


Trump asks appeals court to let travel ban take effect

President Donald Trump’s administration is asking a federal appeals court to let his travel ban go into effect while it considers the case.


Trump’s travel ban could remain blocked for weeks

A federal appeals court said Thursday that it would hear arguments in early May over the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling against its travel ban, potentially leaving …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 4:09 p.m.

Roy Murry files appeal of three life sentences for murder

Convicted murderer Roy H. Murry has filed an appeal of


Appeals court calls 12-year sentence for stealing $44 in coins ‘absurd’

After Harley Busse was convicted of stealing $44 in coins from a vending machine, the judge in his case noted that he had an “egregious” criminal history as a “career …


John Lee files another appeal with Idaho Supreme Court

Convicted triple murderer John Lee has filed a third appeal with the Idaho Supreme Court, despite previously giving up his right to appeal in a plea agreement he accepted in …


Feds to appeal ruling that blocks expansion of overtime pay

The Obama administration says it will challenge a federal court’s decision to block implementation of a regulation that would make an estimated 4 million more higher-earning workers eligible for overtime …


Fiat Chrysler loses appeal in Georgia Jeep fire case

A Georgia court has rejected Fiat Chrysler’s appeal of a $40 million award to a family whose child who died in a Jeep fire.


U.S. Supreme Court rejects Clark Elmore’s death penalty appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the death penalty appeal of Clark Elmore, who was convicted in 1995 of raping and killing his girlfriend’s 14-year-old daughter in …