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97 ABA Journal Idaho articles.

Top Idaho court strikes down grandparent visitation law that is based on best interest of child

The Idaho Supreme Court has struck down a state law that allows grandparents and great-grandparents to be granted visitation over the objection of fit parents—if it is in the best interest of the child.

This state wants to know why fewer experienced applicants are seeking judgeships

The Idaho Supreme Court has surveyed active attorneys in the state to learn why fewer highly qualified candidates are applying to fill district court vacancies.

Federal judges issue conflicting rulings on emergency abortions when health of mothers is at risk

Federal judges in Idaho and Texas have issued conflicting decisions on whether a federal law requiring stabilizing emergency care conflicts with abortion bans.

2 top state courts issue conflicting rulings over abortion restrictions

The Montana Supreme Court on Aug. 9 upheld a lower court decision that temporarily blocked three separate laws that restrict abortion. Meanwhile, the Idaho Supreme Court declined to stop a near-total abortion ban Friday.

Idaho abortion ban conflicts with federal law on emergency room treatment, DOJ suit says

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit Tuesday contending that Idaho’s near-total ban on abortion conflicts with federal law requiring stabilizing emergency room treatment.

Judge blocks no-contact orders against Christian law students who discussed opposition to same-sex marriage

A federal judge has ordered the University of Idaho to rescind no-contact orders against three Christian law students who expressed their views against same-sex marriage at an LGBTQ event and a meeting concerning ABA accreditation.

What are abortion trigger laws, and where do they stand?

Less than a week after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, more than a dozen states have already or plan to soon ban abortion in most cases. Here’s what we know so far about where abortion bans stand in these 13 states and in other states that have laws targeting the procedure.

Happy the elephant’s quest for personhood heads to top state court; rice and lakes also file suit

New York’s top court will hear the case of Happy the elephant’s bid for personhood and release from the Bronx Zoo in New York City on May 18.

Idaho lawmakers pass abortion bill copying Texas; what can abortion-rights states do?

Lawmakers in Idaho have approved an abortion bill modeled after Texas legislation that allows private citizens to enforce it.

Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS will hear tribal, wetlands cases; a victory for University of Florida profs in free speech case

SCOTUS will consider reach of McGirt

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider the reach of its 2020 decision McGirt v. Oklahoma, which held that a large part of eastern…

Defense lawyer in Idaho murder case accuses Mormon church counsel of communicating with client

A recent motion filed by the court-appointed lawyer for Lori Daybell—who is charged in Idaho with first-degree murder in the deaths of her children and has been found not fit to stand trial—claims she had a phone conversation with one of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' outside counsel, who advised they could help, but instead shared what she said with the prosecuting attorney.

Law prof’s federal discrimination suit against University of Idaho allowed to go forward

A U.S. district judge last week denied the University of Idaho’s motion for summary judgment on gender and race discrimination claims brought by a Black female law professor who claims she was unfairly denied an associate dean position and a stipend.

Afternoon Briefs: Senator airs suspicions of ‘fake’ Kavanaugh probe; prosecutors sue senior living chain

Senator wants to know whether FBI probe of Kavanaugh was ‘fake’

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland should help facilitate Senate oversight into whether the FBI conducted a “politically constrained and…

Former inmate’s suit says appointed lawyer was ineffective and unlicensed in this state

A former Washington inmate claims in a lawsuit that he pleaded guilty to two felony charges after getting bad advice from an appointed lawyer who wasn’t licensed in the state.

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer is accused of $20M money laundering scam; BigLaw firm trims salary cuts

Lawyer is charged in alleged $20M cryptocurrency scam

Lawyer Scott Hughes, 44, of Newport Beach, California, has been accused of helping launder at least $20 million in an alleged cryptocurrency…

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