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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28, Mar 2015 - WATCH: Idaho Republicans Want to Gut Federal Courts to Stop Marriage Equality
A novel solution to the so-called gay marriage problem: wipe out large swaths of the federal court system. read more
28, Mar 2015 - Idaho Lawmakers Want Judges Impeached For Pro-Gay Marriage Rulings
Idaho Lawmakers Want Judges Impeached For Pro-Gay Marriage Rulings Idaho Lawmakers Want Judges Impeached For Pro-Gay Marriage Rulings Legal Politics IdahoSign Has Been Optimized Idaho's House of Representatives recently passed a non-binding resolution calling on the U.S. Congress to impeach any federal judges who rule for gay marriage. Idaho banned gay marriage in 2006, but that ban was ...
28, Mar 2015 - Federal appeals court rejects Duncan's death sentence appeal
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A federal appellate court has dismissed the appeal of a man who was sentenced to death for kidnapping, torturing and killing a young northern Idaho boy after killing several of members of his family.
28, Mar 2015 - Rexburg, ID Proposed Fix to 'No Contact' Order Law Dies in Committee
BOISE • Lawmakers are balking at proposed changes to Idaho’s “no-contact” order over concerns they could give judges too much power.
28, Mar 2015 - Murphy, ID Saint Alphonsus Threatens Suit Over St. Luke's Weiser Deal
A nine-page letter suggests a small town near Idaho's western edge could become ground zero for another multimillion-dollar court battle between two oligarchs of the state's health care industry.
28, Mar 2015 - Boise, ID Serial bank robber will spend over eight years in federal prison
BOISE (KIVI-KNIN)-- A Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho man has been sentenced to over eight years in federal prison for repeated bank robberies in Oregon and Idaho.
27, Mar 2015 - Power, ID Idaho sheriff gives all-clear following triple killing
(AP Photo/Ada County Sheriff's Office). This undated booking photo provided by the Ada County Sheriff's Office shows Adam Dees. A judge set bail at $2 million on Thursday, March 12, 2015, for Dees who prosecutors said was arrested with credit cards lin...
27, Mar 2015 - Legals February 28, 2015
NOTICE OF HEARING ON NAME CHANGE (Adult) Case No. CV15-942 IN THE DISTRICT COURT FOR THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI IN RE: DAVID SMALLWOOD A Petition to change the name of David John Smallwood in the City of Coeur d' Alene, State of Idaho, has been filed in the District Court in Kootenai County, Idaho.
27, Mar 2015 - Clark, ID Christensen Seeking Shorter Sentence
An Idaho man serving time for negligent homicide is asking that his sentence be reduced.
27, Mar 2015 - City of Boise on Uber: It's the State's Concern Now
"Moving forward, any complaints from Boise residents about TNCs operating in the city will be promptly forwarded to the State of Idaho and closely monitored for swift action by state regulators." by George Prentice The City of Boise issued a statement Friday regarding its ongoing tug-of-war with Uber that said, in effect, if anything goes wrong with Uber, "don't coming crying to us." In fact ...
27, Mar 2015 - Idaho, ID Investigator: Prison medical records may have been destroyed
Reports from a state investigator and three staffers at an Idaho prison suggest that inmates' medical records may have been intentionally changed or destroyed in violation of a federal court order.
27, Mar 2015 - Shoshone, ID Shoshone Man Arrested on Multiple Child Rape Charges
Shoshone, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) A Shoshone man is behind bars facing multiple felony rape charges. According to court records, 47-year-old Santiago Cruz-Ocampo was arrested after a family member of the victim reported he was forcing the underage girl to have sex with him.
27, Mar 2015 - Clark, ID Idaho trucker convicted in ND crash wants reduced sentence
An Idaho truck driver convicted in a fatal crash in North Dakota is asking that his sentence be reduced.
26, Mar 2015 - Beating Animals Breaks the Law. Now Trying to Expose It Does, Too
Activists citing the right to free speech want the Idaho law struck down, and a federal judge may rule on the case next month. Organizations such as Mercy for Animals, which posted the Idaho video of what they identified as a farm that supplies Burger King Corp., said undercover investigations are the only way to expose abuses, in the tradition of Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel, “The Jungle.” The ...
26, Mar 2015 - Latah, ID Idaho man sentenced to life in prison in wife's murder case
A northern Idaho man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
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