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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22, Oct 2014 - Idaho Gov. Begs Court to Reverse 'Bad Law' of Marriage Equality
A unanimous decision from a federal appeals court bringing marriage equality to Idaho 'appears to be judicial policymaking masquerading as law,' according to the governor. read more
22, Oct 2014 - Idaho governor pursues new test of same-sex marriage (UPDATED)
UPDATED 5:54 p.m. The Ninth Circuit Court has told lawyers for same-sex couples who challenged the Idaho ban to reply by November 12 to the en banc rehearing petition. ———— After being rebuffed by the Supreme Court and by a federal appeals court on the issue of same-sex marriage, and after saying that the state would […]
22, Oct 2014 - Judge orders Boise double-murder suspect extradited to Idaho
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22, Oct 2014 - Governor to seek review of gay marriage ruling
BOISE — Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter is asking the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for an 11-judge panel to review a three-judge ruling against Idaho's gay marriage ban, according to a release.
22, Oct 2014 - Idaho governor pursues new test of same-sex marriage
After being rebuffed by the Supreme Court and by a federal appeals court on the issue of same-sex marriage, and after saying that the state would no longer resist such marriages, the governor of Idaho on Tuesday night filed a plea for new review by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The […]
22, Oct 2014 - UPDATE: Governor requests 9th Circuit of Appeals to review same-sex marriage ruling
Governor Otter has requested the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals for an 11- judge panel to review the three-judge ruling against the Idaho Constitution’s definition of marriage.
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 ...
22, Oct 2014 - AG makes effort to salvage gay marriage ban
PHOENIX -- Conceding a court ruling striking down gay-marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada is binding here, attorneys for Arizona state are relying on a largely technical argument in a last-ditch effort to salvage this state's own prohibition -- at least for awhile.
21, Oct 2014 - Idaho, ID Christian ministers sue city over same-sex marriage enforcement
The owners of a religiously themed, for-profit wedding chapel in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, have sued city officials over what...
21, Oct 2014 - Idaho, ID Poetry book fire destroys home, woman sentenced
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (AP) - A south-central Idaho woman who set fire to a book of poetry she made for her boyfriend but that spread and burned down his house has been sentenced to one to 10 years in prison. The Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/11nwkSq) that Deborah Perez received ...
21, Oct 2014 - Decision makes Idaho 27th state to allow same-sex marriage
Same-sex marriage can move forward in Idaho after the Supreme Court on Friday refused the state's request to delay implementation. It was unclear when gays and lesbians in Idaho could legally wed, but the decision will make Idaho the 27th state to allow same-sex marriage.
21, Oct 2014 - Two Christian ministers refuse to perform same-sex marriages in Idaho, decide to sue their city
The owners of a religiously themed, for-profit wedding chapel in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, have sued city officials over what...
21, Oct 2014 - Otter requests review of gay marriage ruling
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Gov. C. L. "Butch" Otter is asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for an 11-judge panel to review the three-judge ruling that overturned Idaho's gay marriage ban last week. Otter announced Tuesday in a news release that the federal judges failed to use the correct legal standard to Idaho's Constitutional definition of marriage.
21, Oct 2014 - Gay marriage developments: Federal appeals court issues temporary block on Alaska gay marriage
It's been more than a week since a flurry of gay marriage developments began with the Supreme Court's denial of appeals from five states, allowing for expansion of marriage rights. Shortly afterward, a federal court in the West struck down bans in Idaho and Nevada.
21, Oct 2014 - Governor requests 9th Circuit of Appeals to review same-sex marriage ruling
Governor Otter has requested the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals for an 11- judge panel to review the three-judge ruling against the Idaho Constitution’s definition of marriage.
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