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Child-killer Joseph Duncan still fighting death sentence

Although child-killer Joseph Duncan waived his right to appeal his triple death sentence for the 2005 kidnapping, torture and murder of a 9-year-old North Idaho boy, Duncan, through a team …


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:08 p.m.

Senate confirms Nye; Idaho finally back up to two federal district judges

The U.S. Senate voted 100-0 on Wednesday to confirm the nomination of Judge David Nye to be Idaho’s next U.S. District Court judge, bringing to a close a more than …


Idaho Legislature to re-examine ethics, campaign finance laws

Idaho is one of just three states with no financial disclosure requirements for state legislators – or any elected or appointed state official. It also lacks “revolving-door” laws that in …


UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 11:30 p.m.

Trump renominates Idaho Judge Nye for long-vacant federal judgeship

President Trump on Monday re-nominated Judge David Nye to fill Idaho’s long-vacant second U.S. District judge position.


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

White House agrees to renominate Nye for long-vacant Idaho judgeship

The White House has signed off on the renomination of Idaho Judge David Nye to fill Idaho’s long-vacant federal district judgeship, Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch said Thursday.


Idaho could be down to just one federal judge for another six months

Despite the best efforts of Idaho’s two senators, the lame-duck session of Congress is wrapping up without any confirmation votes on judges – including U.S. District judge nominee David Nye …


Crapo, Risch standing by Judge Nye nomination, hoping for Senate vote soon

Idaho Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch say they’re standing by federal judge nominee David Nye and hoping for a confirmation vote in the lame-duck session of Congress that started …


Eye on Boise: If trends hold, Idaho could have sizable budget surplus

State tax revenues are coming in ahead of forecasts, and if current trends hold, Idaho could have a substantial budget surplus by the end of the current fiscal year.


Idaho federal judge nominee David Nye won’t get confirmation hearing until September at the earliest

Idaho 6th District Judge David Nye won unanimous support from the Senate Judiciary Committee last week to be the state’s next federal judge, but the full Senate won’t vote on …


Idaho federal judge nominee gets positive reception at Senate hearing

Idaho Judge David C. Nye has his hearing before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today as the nominee to be Idaho’s next federal district judge, and drew only positive comments.


Sen. Risch defends secretive process to select new federal judge for Idaho

Now that Idaho finally has a nominee for its vacant federal judgeship, state 6th District judge David Nye, Idaho Sen. Jim Risch is defending the lengthy, secretive process he and …


Obama names new Idaho judge, David Nye

Idaho finally has a new federal district judge nominee, with the announcement today from the White House that Idaho 6th District Judge David Nye will be submitted to the Senate …


First candidate out, second being considered, but Idaho still has no new federal judge

Down to just one district judge, the U.S. District Court in Idaho has identified 10 out-of-state judges from Colorado, Washington, California and elsewhere to serve as visiting judges and hear …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 21, 2015, 9:33 p.m.

Attorney with GOP ties, little trial experience could be Idaho’s next federal judge

After a secretive process that spanned more than a year, Idaho’s two U.S. senators appear to be proposing that Idaho’s next federal district judge – a lifetime appointment – be …


Eye on Boise: Idaho lawmakers say U.S. hostages should be part of Iran deal

At President Barack Obama’s press conference last week, he was pressed by a reporter about why the nuclear deal with Iran didn’t secure the release of four Americans in Iran, …


Idaho court vacancy called ‘judicial emergency’

BOISE – The nation’s federal courts have declared a “judicial emergency” in Idaho due to the vacancy in one of the state’s two U.S. district judge positions. The vacancy began …


Eye on Boise: Historical murals some think offensive will get new review

Renewed debate is emerging over two historical murals inside the former Ada County Courthouse that depict the lynching of a Native American man. The building will reopen later this summer …


Eye on Boise: Two judge replacements, two very different processes

Here’s an interesting contrast: While Idaho U.S. Sens. Mike Crapo and Jim Risch pursue a secret process to name a recommended replacement for longtime U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge, who …


Eye on Boise: Bipartisan panel picked Idaho’s last federal district judge

With all the questions being raised about the secret selection process Idaho Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo are using to vet candidates for the state’s next U.S. District judge, …


Idaho senators say they are interviewing both men and women for judge post

BOISE – Idaho’s two U.S. senators insisted Thursday they are interviewing both “men and women” for a federal judicial appointment. The announcement from Sens. Jim Risch and Mike Crapo came …


Idaho senators’ secret selection process for new fed judge raises questions, no women interviewed

BOISE – It seems that women need not apply to the federal district court bench in Idaho. A secretive selection process that Idaho’s two senators have launched to find a …


Idaho senators solicit federal judge applications

BOISE – Idaho’s U.S. senators are asking people interested in replacing longtime U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge to fill out a questionnaire. President Barack Obama will name the next judge, …


Idaho’s longest-serving judge to leave active service

BOISE – U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge, Idaho’s longest-serving judge ever, will leave active service and take senior status in July, opening up the first appointment of a federal judge …


Serial killer Joseph Duncan is mentally competent, federal judge rules

BOISE – A federal judge has cleared the way for serial killer Joseph Duncan’s execution for the 2005 kidnapping, torture and murder of a 9-year-old North Idaho boy, ruling that …


Joseph Duncan competency hearing nears end

BOISE – Child-killer Joseph Duncan is sitting on federal death row in Terre Haute, Ind., but his fate still rests in an Idaho courtroom. Eight years after Duncan kidnapped, tortured …


Judge celebrates 50 years on the job

BOISE – From the Ruby Ridge standoff to tribal ownership of Lake Coeur d’Alene, from Claude Dallas to Sami al-Hussayen, from mining damage in the Coeur d’Alene Basin to the …


Killer Joseph Duncan gets new hearing

BOISE – Joseph Duncan was sentenced to death three times over for crimes against a 9-year-old North Idaho boy he killed in 2005, and he initially and repeatedly said he …


Media wins execution access case, state pays fees

The state of Idaho and a group of Idaho news media have agreed that all Idaho executions should be open to media witnesses from start to finish, ending a lawsuit …


9th Circuit orders Idaho executions opened up

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has sided with the news media, ordering a preliminary injunction to require Idaho to permit full viewing of the upcoming execution of Richard …


Judge denies injunction in execution case

BOISE – A federal judge declined Tuesday to issue a preliminary injunction against limits on witness access to Idaho’s executions, finding that while the news media presented “a strong case …