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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 – …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren Jones to step down Dec. 31

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Warren Jones has announced he’s retiring on Dec. 31 for personal and family health reasons, opening the way for a third seat to turn over on …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017

Otter appoints Deputy Attorney General Jessica Lorello to state’s 2nd-highest court

Deputy Idaho Attorney General Jessica Lorello was named to the Idaho Court of Appeals on Tuesday, to complete the term of retired Judge John Melanson on the state’s second-highest court.


Eye on Boise: 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 …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017

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.


UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017

Four finalists named for much-sought Idaho Supreme Court opening

Three state district judges and one Boise attorney were named finalists Thursday for a much-sought-after opening on the Idaho Supreme Court.


UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017

McKenzie withdraws as interviews near for new Idaho Supreme Court justice

Former state Sen. Curt McKenzie, who drew 46 percent of the vote but lost to Robyn Brody in the last election for an open Idaho Supreme Court seat, has withdrawn …


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., April 27, 2017

Timing of Idaho court justice’s retirement means candidates can apply now

With Idaho Supreme Court Justice Daniel Eismann planning to retire in August, a second seat will open on the five-member high court in a year – and this time, unlike …


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 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.


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 …


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: 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, …


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 …


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 …