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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24, Oct 2014 - Former Otter lawyer charges bias at 9th Circuit - Tue, 14 Oct 2014 PST
Monte Neil Stewart, the attorney who represented both Idaho and Nevada in oral arguments at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in same-sex marriage cases, has leveled a highly unusual charge at the 9th Circuit: That the three-judge panel selected to hear Idaho’s and Nevada’s cases wasn’t selected through a “neutral” process, and instead was purposely stacked with judges favorable to same-sex ...
24, Oct 2014 - Idaho governor says he will not appeal gay marriage ruling
(Reuters) - Idaho's Republican governor said on Tuesday he would not challenge a federal appeals court ruling that made gay marriage legal in the state, removing any remaining uncertainty over the future for same-sex couples. Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter said he continued to believe the federal courts were wrong to abandon what he called the sanctity of "traditional" marriage, and he accused them ...
24, Oct 2014 - Hitch in their beliefs
The recent wave of federal court rulings knocking down gay marriage bans in Idaho and beyond has left some opponents of same-sex unions with increasing concerns about their own rights under the law.
23, Oct 2014 - Owyhee, ID Idaho will get new federal judge to replace Lodge
After 50 years on the bench, federal Judge Edward Lodge announces his semi-retirement. Click to Continue »
23, Oct 2014 - Idaho, ID Trucker Sentenced in Fatal Accident
An Idaho man whose out-of-control semi truck crashed into vehicles parked at a red light, killing a college student, has been sentenced to prison.
23, Oct 2014 - Court: Gay marriage legal in Idaho, Nevada
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal appeals court declared gay marriage legal in Idaho and Nevada on Tuesday, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage in 30 other states.
23, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court refuses to hear gay marriage appeals
Tuesday update: The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision Tuesday striking down bans on same-sex marriage in Idaho and Nevada. A spokesperson for the Alaska Department of Law said officials a
23, Oct 2014 - Meridian, ID Defendants in ATM theft cases arraigned in Idaho court
Nathan Paul Davenport, 34, and Matthew Taber Annable, 39, were arraigned Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Mikel Williams in federal court in Boise. They are charged with multiple bank larcenies, conspiracy, Click to Continue »
23, Oct 2014 - Owyhee, ID Balukoff, Otter Debate Idaho Same-Sex Marriage Issue, Add the Words
It was destined to come up. During a Thursday afternoon gubernatorial debate at the City Club of Idaho Falls, Republican Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter and Democratic challenger A.J. Balukoff were quizzed on the hottest topic in the state: Otter's repeated challenge to a federal court ruling that Idaho's ban on same-sex unions was unconstitutional. "I'm a constitutionalist," Otter told Thursday ...
23, Oct 2014 - Boise, ID Men convicted of Wyoming ATM heist face possible life prison sentence if convicted in Idaho
BOISE, Idaho – The two Idaho men convicted in federal court recently of robbing a Douglas bank ATM of more than $74,000 in December could spend the rest of their lives behind bars if convicted of firi
23, Oct 2014 - Sandpoint, ID Election official faces trial stemming from recall
A judge says there's sufficient evidence to try a northern Idaho election official on subornation of perjury, a felony.
23, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court lifts hold on same-sex weddings in Idaho
WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court lifts hold on same-sex weddings in Idaho. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
23, Oct 2014 - Sandpoint, ID Election official faces trial stemming from recall effort
SANDPOINT (AP) - There's sufficient evidence to try a northern Idaho election official in a case in which it's alleged she told someone it was OK to lie about the signature gathering process in a school district recall election, a magistrate judge has ruled.
23, Oct 2014 - Idaho, ID Idaho trucker gets prison time in fatal ND crash
An Idaho truck driver convicted in a fatal crash in North Dakota has been sentenced to serve three years in prison.
22, Oct 2014 - Otter seeks full panel review of gay marriage ruling - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 PST
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter wants a larger group of judges to reconsider the recent decision that overturned the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. “I will continue defending Idahoans’ self-determination and the will of Idaho voters who decided that traditional marriage is a core principle of our society,” Otter said. The governor on Tuesday announced that he would file a petition seeking a ...
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