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Judicial tussles can’t find audience

If the public were this passionate about government, it might move as quickly. But politicians know much of what they do is only of interest to C-SPAN watchers. Both of …


Women shut out of Idaho judge selection

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 …


No tax immunity for Idaho Rep. Phil Hart, judge says

Legal options are running out for anti-tax Idaho Rep. Phil Hart in his effort to keep the government from seizing his log home in Athol. A federal judge on Tuesday …


Duncan’s competence at sentencing to be reconsidered

Condemned serial killer Joseph E. Duncan is getting another day in court. Duncan, on death row for the torture and slaying of a North Idaho boy he abducted in 2005 …


Judge tosses Duncan appeal

BOISE – Defense attorneys charged that the FBI plied Joseph Duncan with milkshakes and gifts to manipulate him into not appealing his death sentence, but a federal judge rejected that …


Father asks that video be limited

BOISE – Steve Groene, father of the victim, has filed an emergency motion urging U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge to reconsider his order that a graphic video be shown in …


Judge lets Duncan question would-be jurors

BOISE – Confessed killer Joseph Duncan insisted on taking over questioning his potential jurors Thursday, sidelining his standby attorneys, but then refused to ask any questions. The move, which U.S. …


Lawyers stuck with Duncan

BOISE – Joseph Duncan’s standby attorneys told a federal judge Wednesday that the confessed killer is so irrational they can’t ethically follow his wishes, and they asked to withdraw from …


Duncan asks for access to his computer files

BOISE – Killer Joseph Duncan wants access to the computer files – including images, video, audio and documents – from the laptop that was confiscated from him when he was …


Duncan cleared to represent himself

BOISE – Joseph Duncan won his bid Monday to act as his own attorney in his sentencing hearings, sidelining his expert legal team in what U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge …


Defense wants open court for video

BOISE – Attorneys for Joseph Duncan argued Friday that the courtroom should remain open when prosecutors play graphic videotape evidence during his sentencing hearing, but that it should be closed …


Duncan mentally fit for sentencing, judge rules

BOISE – Convicted killer Joseph Duncan is competent enough to face death penalty proceedings for the murder of the North Idaho boy he abducted after slaying most of the 9-year-old’s …


Duncan jury pool on week’s notice

BOISE – U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge on Monday ordered prospective jurors in the Joseph Duncan case to check in July 30 for further instructions, suggesting the death penalty proceedings …


Duncan incompetent, lawyers say

BOISE – Convicted killer Joseph Duncan’s lawyers have filed a motion to declare him mentally incompetent – which would not only keep him from acting as his own lawyer, but …