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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20, Dec 2014 - Idaho senators calling for applicants to be Idaho's next federal district judge - Mon, 15 Dec 2
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20, Dec 2014 - Man gets 5 ½ years in S. Ore. police confrontation
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20, Dec 2014 - Boise, ID Prosecutor's use of "Dixie" song spurs appeal
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Defense attorneys have filed an appeal claiming a man convicted of lewd conduct in Idaho should get a new trial because they say a prosecutor introduced racism into the case by quoting lyrics from the song "Dixie" in her closing argument.
20, Dec 2014 - Sentence stands in Jacobson killing
SANDPOINT - The Idaho Court of Appeals is rejecting yet another effort by a Sandpoint man to have his life sentence reduced for his role in the killing a U.S. Forest Service law officer in 1989.
20, Dec 2014 - Meridian, ID Forensic Testing Times in Idaho
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20, Dec 2014 - Idaho prosecutor recites Confederate song 'Dixie' in black man's trial; court weighs ap
The Idaho Court of Appeals is deciding whether a black man should get a new trial after the prosecutor recited part of the Confederate song "Dixie" during her closing arguments to the jury.
19, Dec 2014 - North Idaho man to be sentenced in slaying
SANDPOINT - A former Bonner County resident is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for murder and other charges stemming from a deadly confrontation outside a North Dakota strip club.
19, Dec 2014 - Appeals court hears challenge to NSA surveillance in Seattle
A federal appeals court heard arguments Monday in an Idaho woman's challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records - the third time in recent months that appeals courts around the country have considered the controversial counterterrorism program.
19, Dec 2014 - Court fight puts Idaho's school broadband in jeopardy
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19, Dec 2014 - Legals November 29, 2014
CASE NO. CV14-8055 SUMMONS IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF IDAHO, IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KOOTENAI SSA, LLC, an Idaho Limited Liability Company Plaintiff, vs. STANLEY H. CLINTON AND LORRAINE N. CLINTON, AND THEIR UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, SUCCESSORS AND/OR ASSIGNS; JOHN J. SKELTON AND MARGARET M. SKELTON, AND THEIR UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, SUCCESSORS AND/OR ...
19, Dec 2014 - Arguments on NSA surveillance heard in Seattle courtroom
A federal appeals court in Seattle heard arguments Monday in an Idaho woman’s challenge to the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of phone records.
19, Dec 2014 - Washington, ID Man handing out cash in Spokane is convicted Idaho felon
The man handing out thousands of dollars in cash to Spokane's homeless is actually a convicted felon, who was just released from prison in Idaho and is on parole on Grand Theft charges.
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