Idaho Supreme Court

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The Idaho Supreme Court has ruled a new law that makes it more difficult to place citizen initiatives on the ballot is unconstitutional.

The law approved by the legislature this year requires initiative sponsors to gather signatures from at least 6% of the registered voters in each of Idaho’s 35 legislative districts.

ID Supreme Court Hears Challenge To New Initiative Law

Jun 29, 2021
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The Idaho Supreme Court today [Tuesday] heard a challenge to the state’s tough new initiative signature law. It requires sponsors of ballot measures to collect signatures from every corner of the state. The sponsors say that makes it nearly impossible to qualify a measure for a vote.

Inland Journal, July 20, 2017

Jul 20, 2017

▪    Washington’s primary election is August 1. Three Spokane city council seats are open this year. We’ll talk with candidates Kathryn Alexander, Kate Burke and Candace Mumm.
    ▪    The Idaho Supreme Court has upheld Governor Butch Otter’s veto of a repeal of the state grocery tax. We’ll talk about it with University of Idaho Law Professor Katherine Macfarlane.

The Idaho Supreme Court this week issued a ruling that, for all practical purposes, means Idahoans will continue to pay a tax on groceries for at least another year. The legislature had voted this session to repeal the tax and the governor vetoed it at the end of what he thought was his legal 10-day window to consider the bill. Thirty legislators challenged the veto because they say he was a day too late. The case went straight to the state Supreme Court.

We asked University of Idaho law school professor Katherine Macfarlane to help us understand the court’s ruling.

Inland Journal, June 15, 2017

Jun 15, 2017

This week on Inland Journal, we’ll hear excerpts from an Idaho Supreme Court hearing over whether the governor’s veto of a bill repealing the state grocery tax is legal. We’ll talk with Washington state school Superintendent Chris Reykdal about his vision of the state’s schools. We talk about the results of the annual homeless census in Spokane. And the head of the Upper Columbia United Tribes talks about this week’s ceremony in Kettle Falls honoring salmon and their role in Native life.

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The Idaho Supreme Court has ordered the state of Idaho to pay attorney fees and costs to the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in the instant racing case.