Courts in Idaho
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Idaho's state courts include Magistrate and District Courts, as well as the Idaho Court of Appeals and the Idaho Supreme Court. In Idaho, Magistrate and District Courts share jurisdiction over cases relating to torts, contracts, probate/estate, mental health, and general civil matters. Idaho's Magistrate's Court can hear real property claims valued up to $10,000, while those with higher values must be heard in Idaho District Court. Idaho's Court of Appeals hears appeals of civil and criminal cases, and the Idaho Supreme Court is the state's highest court and hears civil and criminal appeals as well as any case where the sentence could include the death penalty.

The Idaho Judiciary's website contains a link to Idaho's Court Data Repository ( an online database of trial court case information from each of Idaho's 44 counties. Through this Idaho court records website you can obtain information including case status, party names, judge assignment, subject, and date filed. To obtain copies of Idaho court documents, contact the Idaho county court clerk for the county where the case took place, or contact the court directly, as policies regarding public record retrieval vary.
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18, Apr 2014 - Federal judge examining FBI agent's phone texts
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal judge in Boise is reviewing text message transcripts to determine if an FBI agent lied as she testified in the fraud and money laundering trial involving failed real estate company DBSI, hours before she committed suicide. The Idaho Statesman reports ( that ...
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18, Apr 2014 - Boise, ID 'Duffel Bag Bandit' gets 5 years in prison - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A bank robber dubbed the "Duffel Bag Bandit" has been sentenced to five years in prison. U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced that 57-year-old Gerald Edward Massey of Shreveport, La., received the sentence Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Boise.
18, Apr 2014 - Idaho inmate pleads guilty to 1983 killing
Gregory Seamons to be transferred to Utah prison after Idaho sentence is served.
18, Apr 2014 - Man Charged with Aiding Escape Arrested
BOZEMAN — A Montana man charged with driving the suspect in an assault and attempted rape to Missoula after he escaped police custody in Bozeman has been arrested. William Michael Smith of Bozeman was arrested Tuesday by police in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle reported. He remained jailed there on Wednesday.
18, Apr 2014 - White House Shooter Ortega-Hernandez Gets 25-Year Term
An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to firing an assault rifle at the White House from his car in 2011 was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
18, Apr 2014 - N. Idaho court designated a mentor court
The Nez Perce County Adult Drug Court in northern Idaho has been designated a mentor court for other courts around the nation.
18, Apr 2014 - Valley, ID Prosecutors drop murder charges against Bunty
VICTORVILLE • Prosecutors have dismissed charges against an Idaho man stemming from a 1995 double murder in Barstow. Charges were dismissed against Christian Bunty in a Victorville courtroom Thursday without prejudice, meaning criminal charges...
18, Apr 2014 - Boise, ID Prison improvement passing
BOISE — Idaho has joined 18 other states in pursuing data-driven justice reinvestment policies in efforts to maximize prison efficiency, following 10 months of research on the subject. Justice reinvestment has held a priority for Idaho ...
18, Apr 2014 - Judge Confronts FBI Agent’s Death During Trial
The apparent suicide of a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent testifying in the criminal trial of the president of a failed Idaho real-estate firm has created a difficult situation for the judge overseeing the case.
18, Apr 2014 - Boise, ID Idaho's 2nd CD candidate Bryan Smith's character, career on center stage
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18, Apr 2014 - Valley, ID AP: Man Charged with Sex Trafficking Idaho Teen, No Bond
As Boise Weekly recently reported, human trafficking is a complex, hard-to-combat problem in the Treasure Valley. Now, a judge in Portland, Ore. has ordered 34-year-old Taquarius Ford to be held without bail until his June trial for sex trafficking an Idaho teenager, the Associated Press reports . Ford was charged with sex trafficking and sex trafficking conspiracy after he approached the teen ...
18, Apr 2014 - Idaho, ID Rathdrum kidnapping victim describes armed abduction
RATHDRUM, Idaho.--KREM 2 News spoke for the first time on Thursday with a North Idaho woman who was kidnapped at her home in 2012. She was eventually dropped off 750 miles away in Montana. A judge sentenced 58-year-old Mitchell Lee Walck in April to life in prison for the crime. Walck must serve at least 20 years before he is eligible for parole, according to authorities. Deputies checked around ...
18, Apr 2014 - Ada, ID Idaho teens serving life prison sentences
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Eldon Gale Samuel III is housed in an individual cell at the Kootenai County Jail. The 14-year-old is accused of the March 24 deaths of his father, Eldon G. Samuel, Jr., 46, and his younger brother, Jonathan, 13.
18, Apr 2014 - Former prosecutor will represent himself in court
A former southwest Idaho prosecutor charged with bankruptcy fraud in federal court plans to represent himself.
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