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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01, Mar 2015 - Former NIC official held on $100,000 bond - Thu, 19 Feb 2015 PST
A former North Idaho College official accused of offering students scholarship money in exchange for sex was ordered held in jail on $100,000 bond.
01, Mar 2015 - N. Idaho judge rules teen's confession is valid
A northern Idaho judge says a 15-year-old accused of killing his father and brother knew what he was doing when he confessed to police.
28, Feb 2015 - Idaho, 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.
28, Feb 2015 - Shoshone, ID Sheriff: N. Idaho escapee wounded by homeowner, captured
WALLACE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a prisoner who escaped earlier from the county jail in Wallace, Idaho, has been captured after he was shot and wounded by a homeowner.
28, Feb 2015 - Idaho, ID Officials excited about new Idaho approach to incarceration
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho officials are excited about a sea-change in the state's approach to criminal justice.The state had one of the highest incarceration rates in the country in 2013, with a prison population that was expected to jump 16 percent over the next five years.
28, Feb 2015 - Latah, ID Convicted murderer Charles Capone sentenced to life in prison
MOSCOW, Idaho - Just after 12:00pm Monday, convicted murderer Charles Capone was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his estranged wife Rachael Anderson. It's a fixed term sentence, meaning there will be no chance he could get out early. Capone spoke to the court for 45 minutes in his defense, however the judge felt Capone was not remorseful for his crimes.
28, Feb 2015 - Idaho, ID Idaho looks to national program to fix incarceration rate
COEUR D'ALENE - Idaho had one of the highest incarceration rates in the country in 2013. If this trend continues the prison population is expected to increase by 15 percent in the next five years. At one point state officials were considering spending $288 million on a new prison. 
28, Feb 2015 - Idaho Supreme Court orders developer to pay part of state's legal fees in condemnation fight -
The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the state in a long-running eminent domain dispute with a developer who was trying to build a shopping center on Highway 95 north of Coeur d’Alene – and has even ordered the developer to pay some of the state’s legal fees in the battle.
28, Feb 2015 - Latah, ID UPDATE: Convicted murderer Charles Capone sentenced to life in prison
MOSCOW, Idaho - Just after 12:00pm Monday, convicted murderer Charles Capone was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of his estranged wife Rachael Anderson. It's a fixed term sentence, meaning there will be no chance he could get out early. Capone spoke to the court for 45 minutes in his defense, however the judge felt Capone was not remorseful for his crimes, and cited his criminal ...
28, Feb 2015 - Boise, ID Prisons boss seeks higher officer pay
BOISE - The new director of the Idaho Department of Correction is asking lawmakers to approve a significant pay increase for experienced prison staffers in hopes of reducing the department's high turnover rate.
28, Feb 2015 - Idaho courts see fewer lawsuits, more felony cases
The Idaho Supreme Court says fewer civil cases like lawsuits were filed in Idaho last year, but criminal cases are on the rise.
28, Feb 2015 - Idaho, ID Idaho man sentenced to life in prison in wife’s murder case - Mon, 23 Feb 2015 PST
MOSCOW, Idaho — A North Idaho man convicted of killing his estranged wife and covering up her murder has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
28, Feb 2015 - Twin Falls, ID Twin Falls Man Charged With Rape
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) A Twin Falls man charged with one count of rape plead not guilty in court on Tuesday.
28, Feb 2015 - Judge orders child's medical history released in murder case
A northern Idaho judge has ordered prosecutors to turn over a 2-year-old girl's medical records to the attorney defending a baby sitter charged with killing the child.
28, Feb 2015 - N. Idaho developer loses appeal in eminent domain fight
The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled that a northern Idaho developer who made what the court calls "unreasonable and frivolous" claims in an appeal in an eminent domain fight will have to pay some of the state's legal fees.
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