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, Apr 2014 - Boise, ID FBI investigates private company running Idaho's largest prison
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24, Apr 2014 - Boise, ID Nampa man sentenced for stealing BLM sandstone
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A 46-year-old Nampa man has been sentenced to nine months in prison for stealing nearly 10,000 pounds of sandstone from Bureau of Land Management lands.
24, Apr 2014 - Twin Falls, ID Twin Falls Man Sentencing In Federal Drug Case Now Set For July
Pocatello, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) - The sentencing date for a Twin Falls man in his federal synthetic drug case has been delayed once again. Allen Nagel, the former owner of Smokin’ Head, was scheduled to be sentenced April 9 before Judge Bryan in Pocatello’s federal court.
24, Apr 2014 - Idaho, ID SW Idaho woman sentenced in Nampa man's slaying
A Melba woman will spend between nine and 30 years in prison in the shooting death of a 59-year-old Nampa man.
24, Apr 2014 - Wendell, ID Idaho man sentenced for throat-slashing attack
The Times-News reports that 30-year-old Ryan Cunningham of Wendell received the sentence Tuesday in 5th District Court after pleading guilty to felony aggravated battery.
24, Apr 2014 - Rathdrum kidnapping victim describes armed abduction
RATHDRUM, Idaho.--KREM 2 News spoke for the first time on Thursday with a North Idaho woman who was kidnapped at her home in 2012. She was eventually dropped off 750 miles away in Montana. A judge sentenced 58-year-old Mitchell Lee Walck in April to life in prison for the crime. Walck must serve at least 20 years before he is eligible for parole, according to authorities. Deputies checked around ...
24, Apr 2014 - A Disturbing Trend in Agriculture: Prisoner-Picked Vegetables
Late last fall, Idaho state Sen. Patti Ann Lodge, R-Huston, stood in an unpicked orchard. S.B. 1374, which was signed into law by Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter on March 26, will enable private employers to hire state prisoners for agricultural labor. From Vidalia onions in Georgia to watermelons in Arizona to apples in Washington to the potatoes of southern Idaho, prisoners are increasingly called on ...
23, Apr 2014 - Boise, ID Idaho's 2nd CD candidate Bryan Smith's character, career on center stage
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23, Apr 2014 - Idaho dairymen seek to join defense of ag video law - Wed, 23 Apr 2014 PST
BOISE – The Idaho Dairymen’s Association is asking a federal judge to allow the industry group to intervene in a lawsuit against a new law that makes it illegal to ...
23, Apr 2014 - Judge Confronts FBI Agent’s Death During Trial
The apparent suicide of a Federal Bureau of Investigation agent testifying in the criminal trial of the president of a failed Idaho real-estate firm has created a difficult situation for the judge overseeing the case.
23, Apr 2014 - Legals April 23, 2014
Notice of Trustee's Sale Idaho Code 45-1506 Today's date: March 19, 2014 File No.: 7021.17881 Sale date and time (local time): July 23, 2014 at 9:00 AM Sale location: AmeriTel Inn - Coeur d'Alene, 333 W. Ironwood Drive, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814, Room Property address: 11480 N Sunrise Court Rathdrum, ID 83858-7638 Successor Trustee: Northwest Trustee Services, Inc., an Idaho ...
23, Apr 2014 - Group sues U.S. for stronger Idaho, Montana grizzly protection
By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Federal protection status for a population of grizzly bears facing extinction in the mountains of Idaho and northwest Montana should be raised to endangered from threatened, environmentalists said in a lawsuit filed on Tuesday. The Montana-based Alliance for the Wild Rockies is asking a judge to order the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to strengthen ...
23, Apr 2014 - Ada, ID Idaho teens serving life prison sentences
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Eldon Gale Samuel III is housed in an individual cell at the Kootenai County Jail. The 14-year-old is accused of the March 24 deaths of his father, Eldon G. Samuel, Jr., 46, and his younger brother, Jonathan, 13.
23, Apr 2014 - Twin Falls, ID Buhl Man Sentenced To Probation After Nearly Strangulating Infant Daughter
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) A Buhl man was sentenced this week to supervised probation after nearly strangulating his daughter. Court records show Cory Jay Karlinsey, 32, squeezed his infant daughter to the point she stopped breathing.
23, Apr 2014 - Valley, ID Prosecutors drop murder charges against Bunty
VICTORVILLE • Prosecutors have dismissed charges against an Idaho man stemming from a 1995 double murder in Barstow. Charges were dismissed against Christian Bunty in a Victorville courtroom Thursday without prejudice, meaning criminal charges...
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