08, Mar 2014 - Blaine, ID Supreme Court rejects Johnson appeal
An Idaho Supreme Court’s ruling this week rejecting an appeal from convicted murderer Sarah Johnson clears the way for new arguments regarding her possible innocence to be considered now in Blaine County 5th District Court.
08, Mar 2014 - Conservatives support Idaho marriage law
The council rejected the idea that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a portion of the Defense of Marriage Act required Idaho to permit same-sex marriage or recognize same-sex marriages from other states.
08, Mar 2014 - Idaho's top court grants adoptive rights to spouse in gay marriage
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Idaho's top court on Monday ruled that state law allows a woman to adopt the children of her same-sex spouse, in a precedent-setting victory for gay couples in a socially conservative U.S. state that has banned the unions. The ruling stems from an adoption petition filed last year by an Idaho woman shortly after her marriage in California to her same ...
08, Mar 2014 - KSM Testimony Side-Lined For Now in Terrorism Trial
For now, a 14-page declaration written by alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed that lawyers for a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden say could exonerate their client will remain in a safe in Idaho.
08, Mar 2014 - That's a lot of lawyers
BOISE - Idaho taxpayers have paid private attorneys more than $30 million in the past three years to do the state's legal work, in large part because the Idaho Attorney General's office doesn't have the staff to handle the caseload.
08, Mar 2014 - Power, ID Idaho Prosecutor Seeks Extended Prison Time for 'Persistent Violator'
A North-Central Idaho man, currently being held in an Idaho County jail, charged with buying $5,000 worth of power tools using a fraudulently obtained credit card, is facing the possibility of life in prison. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
08, Mar 2014 - Idaho spends millions on outside attorneys
BOISE — Idaho taxpayers have paid private attorneys more than $30 million in the past three years to do the state's legal work, in large part because the Idaho Attorney General's office doesn't have t
08, Mar 2014 - Ada, ID Idaho agencies refuse to discuss CCA settlement
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho's settlement with private prison company Corrections Corporation of America releases the company from all civil liability connected to the understaffing at the prison south of Boise, as well as any liability stemming from staffing issues not yet discovered. But the full scope of ...
08, Mar 2014 - Bannock, ID Idaho Senate panel introduces justice-system overhaul
Idaho aims to slow prison growth and save $288 million over five years with a justice-system overhaul meant to help nonviolent offenders complete parole and probation successfully, keeping them from being warehoused behind bars.
08, Mar 2014 - Idaho judge keeps broadband fight alive in courts
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - A judge in Boise kept alive a bitter fight over whether state officials illegally awarded a $60 million contract to build Idaho's Idaho Education Network broadband system, a decision that puts millions in taxpayer funding in limbo. Fourth District Judge Patrick Owen Tuesday ruled ...
08, Mar 2014 - Boise, ID 32 gay rights activists arrested at Idaho Capitol
BOISE — Gay rights activists were arrested Thursday and jailed after refusing to voluntarily lift an hours-long Senate blockade aimed at pressuring lawmakers into backing anti-discrimination protectio
08, Mar 2014 - Lawmakers want out-of-state prisoners brought home
BOISE -- Several lawmakers are pushing for change when it comes to Idaho's prisoners housed out of state. Currently, 234 inmates are held at a Corrections Corporation of America facility in Colorado. But, despite overcrowding here in Idaho, several lawmakers are asking to end that relationship and bring the inmates back to Idaho. Two legislators, Rep. John Gannon and Rep. Matt Erpelding, just ...
08, Mar 2014 - Idaho company denies bilking Medicaid
KIMBERLY, Idaho (AP) - A south-central Idaho home-meal delivery service accused by state and federal officials in a lawsuit of overbilling Medicaid by nearly $900,000 is denying the allegations. The Times-News reports (http://bit.ly/1kEH7iq) in a story on Saturday that attorneys for Kimberly-based Homestyle Direct LLC filed a response ...
08, Mar 2014 - Twin Falls, ID Twin Falls Woman Sentenced To Prison In Medicaid Fraud Case
Boise, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) – A Twin Falls woman has been sentenced to at least one year in prison as part of a scheme to fraudulently bill Medicaid for thousands of dollars in transportation services according to Attorney General Lawrence Wasden.
08, Mar 2014 - Canyon, ID Bill proposes inmate labor details for Idaho agriculture
Bill would tap Idaho's booming prison population to help with the shortage of agricultural workers.