Idaho

76 ABA Journal Idaho articles.

ABA urges top state court to consider death penalty policy, constitutional challenges in drug records case
The ABA filed an amicus brief with the Idaho Supreme Court on Friday that urges justices to consider the association’s position on issues related to public records about the lethal injection drugs used in death penalty cases.
Another law school seeks acquisition, after parent university announces closure plan
Concordia University School of Law, a Boise, Idaho, institution with new ABA accreditation, had a 100% bar passage rate for its class of 2016, but its future as of Monday is unknown, following the announcement that its parent school, the Concordia University campus in Portland, Oregon, is closing.
How do the states stack up? Lawyers make the most and least money in these areas
Lawyers make the lowest average salary in Montana and the highest average salary in California, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
University of Idaho law professor sues school for racial and gender discrimination

A black female law professor alleging race and gender discrimination in employment and education has filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Idaho College of Law.

In her complaint…

Probationer must wear charm bracelet to deter drug and alcohol use, federal judge says

A federal judge in Boise, Idaho, has ordered a drug defendant to wear a charm bracelet with pictures of her children.

U.S. District Judge Edward Lodge told Jennifer Fanopoulos she…

Lawsuit over killing of Idaho gray wolves can proceed, 9th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services for killing gray wolves in mountainous parts of Idaho without updating the potential impact…

Full 9th Circuit won’t review decision barring prosecution of homeless for sleeping on public property
A federal appeals court has left undisturbed a decision holding that homeless people can’t be prosecuted for sleeping on public property unless alternative shelter is available.
State supreme court finds Medicaid expansion constitutional

The Idaho Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday a voter-approved initiative that allows anyone who makes less than 138 percent of poverty-level income to qualify for Medicaid coverage.

The court ruled…

New 9th Circuit judge was found guilty of speeding nine times since 2003

A newly confirmed federal appeals judge has been cited for speeding a dozen times over the last two decades, leading to findings or pleas of guilty in nine cases, according…

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.

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