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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12, Oct 2014 - Judge dismisses ag lawsuit over county planning
A southwestern Idaho judge has dismissed a lawsuit over the way Canyon County handles planning for agricultural land.
12, Oct 2014 - Federal appeals court strikes down same-sex marriage bans in Idaho, Nev.
SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada. The three-judge panel did not decide on a similar case in Hawaii, which legalized gay marriage in December.
12, Oct 2014 - Gay marriage bans in Idaho, Nevada struck down
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A federal appeals court has struck down gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco made the ruling Tuesday. It did not decide on a similar case in Hawaii, which legalized gay marriage in December. State and federal court judges have been striking down bans at a rapid rate since a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year ...
12, Oct 2014 - Bannock, ID Jail time for Idaho polygamous man in abuse case
A member of Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect who oversaw an Idaho home where nine boys were sent on "repentance missions" by their parents has been given jail time on child abuse charges that
12, Oct 2014 - Canyon, ID Emmett church arson trial moved to new venue
The criminal trial of a southwest Idaho man accused of setting fires that destroyed two churches to hide burglaries is being moved due to concerns about getting an impartial jury.
12, Oct 2014 - Washington, ID Washington Post: Sloppy Secret Service Work After White House Shooting Involving Idaho Man
The Washington Post reports that the U.S. Secret Service made some nearly fatal errors in their response to an incident involving an Idaho man , who fired at least seven bullets at the White House in November 2011. Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez has been convicted and sentenced to 25 years in a federal prison, but the Post investigated records surrounding the case and learned that the Secret ...
12, Oct 2014 - Federal court says gay marriage may begin in Idaho; Clark County clerks to accept applications
Farrell Cafferata-Jenkins, left, of Carson City, Nev., comforts her son Quinn, 9, after a hearing on gay marriage outside of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in San Francisco.
12, Oct 2014 - Bonner, ID Woman accused of chewing up back seat of police car
An Idaho woman accused of chewing up the back seat of a police cruiser after being arrested in a pepper spray incident could face up to five years in prison if convicted of a felony charge linked to the damage.
12, Oct 2014 - Washington, ID Charles Capone to be sentenced Jan. 5
A northern Idaho man convicted of killing his estranged wife is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 5.
12, Oct 2014 - Gay Marriage to Begin in Las Vegas, Idaho
Federal court says gay marriage may begin in Idaho; Clark County clerks to accept applications
12, Oct 2014 - Federal judge strikes down Alaska's gay marriage ban
A federal judge has struck down Alaska's first-in-the-nation ban on gay marriages. District Judge Timothy Burgess on Sunday said the ban violates the U.S. The state could appeal to the 9th Circuit Court, where chances of it winning were slim since the federal appeals court already has ruled against Idaho and Nevada, which made similar arguments.
12, Oct 2014 - Federal appeals court overturns more gay-marriage bans
A federal appeals court in California on Tuesday became the latest to declare a constitutional right for gays to marry, overturning prohibitions in Idaho and Nevada. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
12, Oct 2014 - Environmental groups eye Idaho sage grouse ruling
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A small portion of a federal judge's ruling in Idaho against the U.S. Bureau of Land Management concerning grazing permits in sage grouse habitat is being eyed as a potential lever
12, Oct 2014 - Some Mormons pushing church on gay marriage
FILE - In this June 2, 2013, file photo, members of Mormons Building Bridges march during the Utah Gay Pride Parade, in Salt Lake City. Court decisions this week paving the way for same-sex marriage to become legal in dozens of states, including Mormon strongholds like Utah, Idaho and Nevada, have emboldened a growing group of Latter-day Saints who are pushing the conservative church to become ...
12, Oct 2014 - Washington, ID U.S. pastor, Saeed Abedini, marks 2nd year in Iranian prison
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