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Federal appeals court hears arguments on same-sex marriage in Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii
September 9, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments Monday in three cases involving same-sex marriage in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. The three-judge panel consists of judges Stephen Reinhardt, appointed by Jimmy Carter, and Marsha Berzon and Ronald Gould, appointed by Bill Clinton. R....... [more]

Federal appeals court blocks Idaho same-sex marriage ruling
May 22, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday granted Idaho's request for a stay pending appeal of a recent decision by a federal judge to overturn the state's ban on same-sex marriage. This essentially means that no same-sex marriages will be allowed or recognized in Idaho until the appe....... [more]

Federal appeals court blocks Idaho same-sex marriage ruling
May 16, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday temporarily stayed an order finding Idaho's same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. Judge Candy Dale of the US District Court for the District of Idaho struck down the laws on Tuesday, and the state immediately filed a motion to stay the ruli....... [more]

Idaho same-sex marriage ban struck down
May 14, 2014
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Idaho on Tuesday struck down Idaho's laws banning same-sex marriage. Four same-sex couples filed the lawsuit in November, challenging Idaho's prohibition on same-sex marriage and refusal to recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state. Ci....... [more]

Idaho top court grants adoptive rights to same-sex couple
February 11, 2014
The Idaho Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that a woman in a same-sex marriage may adopt her partner's birth children. The couple was legally married in California in 2013 and Jane Doe I is the legal mother of two boys, aged 12 and 15. On appeal from a magistrate ruling which denied the adopti....... [more]

Idaho couples file same-sex marriage lawsuit
November 9, 2013
Four Idaho couples filed a lawsuit in the Idaho District Court Friday challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban. The plaintiffs are bringing the lawsuit in light of the recent Supreme Court ruling in US v. Windsor claiming that Idaho's refusal to recognize valid same-sex marriages from other sta....... [more]

July 20, 2013
Due to the controversial nature of DADT, it was the subject of numerous legal challenges during its lifespan. The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has dismissed two lawsuits challenging DADT, one brought by the Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) in 2006 and the other filed by 12 ga....... [more]

President Benjamin Harrison signed law granting Idaho statehood
July 3, 2013
On July 3, 1890, US President Benjamin Harrison signed the Idaho Admission Bill into law, making Idaho the forty-third state admitted to the Union. Idaho became a territory in 1863 following the signing of an act of Congress by President Abraham Lincoln. At that time, the Idaho Territory consisted o....... [more]

President Roosevelt established two forest reserves
June 3, 2013
On June 3, 1905, US President Theodore Roosevelt established the Payette Forest Reserve and the San Juan Forest Reserve. Under Section 24 of the Forest Reserve Act of 1891, President Roosevelt had the authority to establish forest reserves by public proclamation "in any State or Territory having pub....... [more]

Federal judge overturns Idaho abortion law
March 7, 2013
Judge Lynn Winmill of the US District Court for the District of Idaho on Wednesday struck down Idaho's "fetal pain" statute, which banned most abortions after 20 weeks. The bill, called the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, was based on disputed medical evidence suggesting that a fetus can....... [more]

Expanding the Role of Competition in US Broadband Policy to Achieve Faster Speeds and Lower Prices
December 3, 2012
JURIST Guest Columnist Andrew Lipkowitz, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2013, is the author of the thirteenth article in a 15-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. He argues that Congress should enact legislation to spur competition in t....... [more]