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Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robyn Brody will seek reelection

By: - January 7, 2022 4:12 am
The Idaho Supreme Court Building

The Idaho Supreme Court building in Boise on March 20, 2021. (Otto Kitsinger for Idaho Capital Sun)

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robyn Brody formally announced in a press release Thursday that she will seek reelection.

Brody, who has served on the court since 2017, is its most tenured member and vice chair.

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robyn Brody
Idaho Supreme Court Justice Robyn Brody

“I am seeking another term on the Idaho Supreme Court because the work to defend our constitution is never ending,” Brody said in the release. “For our government to work as it was intended, we need all three branches to be strong. When it comes to the courts, experience matters. I know my experience representing my clients and the experiences I have had on the court over my first term will allow me to provide the consistent leadership Idaho’s judiciary needs.”

Brody made history in 2016 when she became the first woman to earn her seat on the appellate bench by election, according to the release. She is the third woman to serve on the Idaho Supreme Court.

She was elected after practicing law in the Magic Valley for nearly 20 years and launched her own practice in Rupert in 2010.  She graduated from the University of Denver, earning a law degree and a master’s degree in international business, according to the Idaho Supreme Court’s website.

Brody is currently running uncontested, according to the release.

The primary election will be held May 17, pending any delays that may be caused by the state’s redistricting process, which is being challenged by several parties in court.

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Christina Lords
Christina Lords

Christina Lords is the editor-in-chief of the Idaho Capital Sun and has been a professional journalist covering local and state government since graduating from the University of Idaho in 2009. A Pocatello native, Lords is a fifth-generation Idahoan who served as a reporter at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News and the Post Register in Idaho Falls and served as assistant editor for the Idaho Press in Nampa. She also led the Idaho Statesman in Boise for two years before turning to nonprofit journalism.