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 (https://www.idcourts.us/repository/start.do) 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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02, Sep 2014 - Twin Falls, ID Charges dropped in S. Idaho sex-slave case
Felony rape and first-degree kidnapping charges have been dropped against a south-central Idaho man initially accused of repeatedly raping and beating a woman and holding her prisoner for 18 months in a booby-trapped home.
02, Sep 2014 - Payette, ID Man Scales Razor-Wire Fence in Prison Escape
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02, Sep 2014 - Idaho, ID Idaho follower of polygamous sect faces child injury charges
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A follower of imprisoned polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has been charged with misdemeanor child injury offenses after eight teenage boys were removed from his home during a raid by Idaho authorities last month, a prosecutor said on Thursday. The case against Nathan Jessop stems from his role in the Mormon breakaway group as the assigned caretaker ...
02, Sep 2014 - Northwest Wildfires 2014: Federal Money To Fight Fires Is Running Out Despite Cost-Saving Prisoners
The U.S. federal government is burning through its annual budget to quench wildfires in the Northwest even as states use thousands of prisoners as firefighters. While more than two dozen major Northwest wildfires continue chewing through brush and forests in Washington, Idaho, Oregon and California , the $1.4 billion available through the U.S.
02, Sep 2014 - Appeals court rules against UP railroad
A federal appeals court has ruled against Union Pacific railroad in a case involving cleanup of mining pollution in Idaho's Silver Valley.
02, Sep 2014 - US Supreme Court Justice Scalia speaks at Idaho water conference
BOISE, Idaho — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia praised Idaho's completion of a nearly 30-year process negotiating water rights as a successful exercise in state rights and local control.
02, Sep 2014 - Legals August 13, 2014
Case No. CV14-5671 NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI. IN RE: Sydney Brooke Wiggins A petition to change the name of Sydney Brooke Wiggings, now residing in the City of Post Falls, State of Idaho has been filed in the District Court in Kootenai County, Idaho. The name will change ...
02, Sep 2014 - Idaho, ID WATCH: Inmate escapes Idaho prison by climbing over razor wire
An inmate in an Idaho jail made a daring daylight prison escape by climbing over a fence topped by razor wire.
01, Sep 2014 - Idaho, ID Fourth Annual Bars and Ballads
Locked up and having a good time. by BW Staff Forty-one years ago, the Old Idaho Penitentiary was a functioning prison housing more than 600 inmates. It had solitary confinement cells, a death row and a hanging room.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
01, Sep 2014 - Trial to begin in the case of an accused wife killer
MOSCOW, Idaho  --  The trial is scheduled to begin Tuesday for a man accused of drugging and killing his estranged wife in 2010. Charles Capone's trial was postponed in June when a judge disqualified himself from trying the case. Sources told KREM 2 News that the judge recused himself after learning a relative was being investigated by a local task force. Capone pleaded not guilty to first ...
01, Sep 2014 - Idaho court: No constitutional right to share your city water with non-paying neighbor - Tue, 12 Au
A Spirit Lake man has lost a court appeal challenging a city fine he received for connecting his neighbor to his city water service via a hose, after the neighbor had been cut off for non-payment.
01, Sep 2014 - Jury selection begins in the case of an accused wife killer
MOSCOW, Idaho  --  Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday for a man accused of drugging and killing his estranged wife in 2010. Charles Capone's trial was postponed in June when a judge disqualified himself from trying the case. Sources told KREM 2 News that the judge recused himself after learning a relative was being investigated by a local task force. Capone pleaded not guilty to first ...
01, Sep 2014 - George V. Hansen, Idaho congressman sentenced to federal prison, dies at 83
Mr. Hansen, 83, a flamboyant Idaho congressman, went to prison for ethics violations and bank fraud.
01, Sep 2014 - Legals August 27, 2014
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01, Sep 2014 - Power, ID Annual Manual 2014
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