Idaho

67 ABA Journal Idaho articles.

4 women challenge Idaho’s ‘pregnancy exclusion’ for living wills

Four women have challenged the constitutionality of an Idaho law that nullifies an adult woman’s living will if she is pregnant.

The federal lawsuit asserts that Idaho’s law on…

Letters: Pioneer in law
“A Birth and Many Firsts,” April, was an excellent article on Yvonne Brathwaite Burke, although space did not really allow you to elaborate on all the many firsts that she has to her name. She is one of the all-time trailblazers for women of color in the law.
Letters: Plasticity of legal language
Susan Nevelow Mart’s “Results May Vary” suggests practical lessons concerning pitfalls in legal research, which lawyers and law students ignore at their peril. A major lesson is that words by themselves do not solve problems. They stand for concepts, and one must consider different ways to identify the concept that is crucial to one’s research goal.
Federal judge considers $1M in fines for prison medical provider’s ‘intractable failures’

In late December, federal Magistrate Judge David Duncan waved an iPad in front of his Phoenix courtroom, enraged. He had just read a local news article suggesting that the Arizona…

I Did It Norway: Some American prisons are singing a European tune

In August, when the solar eclipse passed over South Boise Women’s Correctional Center in Idaho, the officers held lunch early, handed out protective sunglasses, and invited the women outside to…

JDs from middle-ranked schools in states with many public colleges may give best investment return
Between 2010 and 2014, net tuition declined the most at middle-ranked law schools, due to merit scholarship patterns associated with maintaining or improving rankings, according to a law review article by Jerome M. Organ, which looks at variable returns on investing in a law degree.
Investigation opened against Idaho judge from high school football sexual assault case

A southern Idaho judge, who presided over a high-profile, racially charged criminal case against white high school football players accused of sexually assaulting a black mentally disabled student, is being…

Judge makes celibacy outside of marriage a condition of probation

An Idaho judge sentencing a 19-year-old man for rape last week remarked on the defendant’s number of sexual partners and set an unusual condition for probation.

Judge Randy Stoker told…

Another state bans fantasy sports sites for violating gambling laws

Idahoans can no longer join daily, online fantasy sports contests, because the cash prizes reportedly violate state gambling laws.

“Idaho defines gambling, in part, as risking money or other thing…

Couple must sue to evict stranger who moved into their vacant home

Brian and Renae Prindle never agreed to rent their Canyon County, Idaho, home to Debbra Smith. Instead, they had moved out at the end of 2015 to expedite its renovation…

En banc 9th Circuit nixes conviction of vet who wore unearned medals, cites free speech

A federal appeals court has nixed the criminal conviction of an Idaho man who served in the U.S. Marine Corps but never earned medals he later wore, including the Purple…

Judge overturns Idaho ‘ag gag’ law barring undercover videos at agricultural facilities

A federal judge in Idaho has found that Idaho’s so-called “ag gag” law violates the First Amendment.

U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled on Monday, striking down the law…

Bomb goes off at door of law firm

Police in Idaho Falls, Idaho, are investigating a bomb blast at a local law firm that occurred not long after midnight on Friday.

“A wall shaker, I knew it was…

Murder defendant had to choose between desired lawyer and speedy trial

A Pennsylvania man facing first-degree murder charges in the deaths of two Boise, Idaho, residents wants to be defended by the attorney of his choice, Philadelphia lawyer Jack McMahon.

But…

Judicial Conference declares ‘judicial emergency’ in Idaho, which has only 1 federal judge on bench

The policy-making body for the nation’s federal courts has declared a state of “judicial emergency” in Idaho, which has only one sitting federal judge.

One of 28 such emergencies in…

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