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U.S. Justice Department asks Supreme Court to take up abortion pill case

BY: - September 8, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the abortion pill should remain on the market after two lower courts issued differing opinions about its use. The case, Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will likely be the second time the conservative-leaning […]

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State ordered to pay more than $319,000 to wrongfully incarcerated Idaho man

BY: - September 8, 2023

This story was first published on Idaho Reports on Sept. 8, 2023. The state of Idaho must pay more than $319,000 to an innocent man who was wrongfully incarcerated for five years and nine months. The funding is made possible through the Wrongful Conviction Act, which the Legislature passed in 2021. Compensation only goes to […]

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Death rates for people under 40 have skyrocketed. Blame fentanyl.

BY: - September 6, 2023

A new Stateline analysis shows that U.S. residents under 40 were relatively unscathed by COVID-19 in the pandemic but fell victim to another killer: accidental drug overdose deaths. Death rates in the age group were up by nearly a third in 2021 over 2018, and last year were still 21% higher. COVID-19 was a small […]

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Trump pleads not guilty, waives arraignment in Georgia 2020 election interference case

BY: - August 31, 2023

Former U.S. President Donald Trump entered a not guilty plea on Thursday in Fulton County Superior Court on 13 felony counts that charge him with racketeering for attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. In the court filing on Thursday, Trump also voluntarily waived his right to an arraignment hearing scheduled for Wednesday […]

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Special prosecutor chosen in Idaho Attorney General’s child care grant investigation

BY: - August 30, 2023

The Idaho Attorney General’s Office chose a special prosecutor in an investigation into child care grant funds. Adams County Prosecuting Attorney Christopher Boyd was appointed Tuesday as special deputy attorney general on the cases, he told the Idaho Capital Sun in an email.  Ada County Judge Lynn Norton earlier this month barred Attorney General Raúl […]

Former Idaho gubernatorial candidate Ammon Bundy walks out of an Ada County courtroom

Former Idaho gubernatorial candidate Ammon Bundy’s contempt trial scheduled for October

BY: - August 29, 2023

Ammon Bundy is scheduled for a new trial — without a jury — starting Oct. 2 on contempt of court stemming from a lawsuit from St. Luke’s Health System. Bundy appeared in an Ada County courtroom Tuesday morning to be arraigned on the contempt charge. If convicted, he could face no more than up to […]

People attending a lawsuit hearing against Ammon Bundy walk out of Gem County Courthouse

Bundy’s financial block extended while Idaho judge considers longer order

BY: - August 28, 2023

Ammon Bundy, his wife and associated political groups cannot move property or large sums of money for another week while a Gem County judge evaluates whether to issue a more lasting order, the judge ordered Monday. The order restricts Ammon Bundy, his wife Lisa Bundy, his former campaign Ammon Bundy for Governor, People’s Rights Network […]

Judge sets March trial date in Trump federal election interference case

BY: - August 28, 2023

WASHINGTON — The federal trial in the case accusing former President Donald Trump of knowingly lying about the 2020 presidential election results and trying to overturn them will begin in March, a federal judge said Monday. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who waived Trump’s appearance for the first hearing, scheduled jury selection to begin March […]

Idaho Attorney General candidate Raúl Labrador

Judge disqualifies attorney general from Idaho State Board of Education lawsuit

BY: - August 28, 2023

This story was originally posted on on Aug. 28, 2023. Idaho Attorney General Raúl Labrador has been disqualified from his open meetings lawsuit against the State Board of Education, according to a Friday ruling from Judge Jason D. Scott. The order came just one day after a court hearing on the board’s motion to […]

Former President Donald Trump Surrenders To Fulton County Jail In Election Case

Trump supporters, detractors face off outside jail as he’s booked on Georgia racketeering charges

BY: - August 24, 2023

Former President Donald Trump was booked and quickly released at the Fulton County Jail on Thursday evening during a trip from New Jersey to Atlanta that played out on primetime TV and capped a drama-filled day outside the facility. Trump’s sprawling motorcade arrived at the jail at about 7:30 p.m. local time. He was released […]

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Judge takes up motion to disqualify AG Labrador from Idaho State Board of Education lawsuit

BY: - August 24, 2023

This story was originally posted on on Aug. 24, 2023. An Ada County judge could act within a week on a motion to disqualify Attorney General Raúl Labrador from suing the Idaho State Board of Education. District Judge Jason Scott took no action after a 45-minute hearing Thursday. The hearing came 10 days after […]

Idaho State Board of Education meeting

Idaho State Board of Education launches all-out defense against attorney general’s lawsuit

BY: - August 23, 2023

This story was originally posted on on Aug. 23, 2023. It was a flurry of filings. Last week, the Idaho State Board of Education’s hired outside attorney submitted four motions designed to undercut Attorney General Raúl Labrador’s open meetings lawsuit. An Ada County district judge will take up one of these motions Thursday morning. […]