U.S. Supreme Court http://boisestatepublicradio.org en A Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling, But Still No House For Idaho Couple http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/unanimous-supreme-court-ruling-still-no-house-idaho-couple <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/10/100113JR_SackettsRevisited_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to begin its new term Monday &#8211; despite the federal government shutdown. The new round of legal cases will&#160;likely continue a pattern of closely divided rulings.<p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:44:00 +0000 Jessica Robinson 33276 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org A Unanimous Supreme Court Ruling, But Still No House For Idaho Couple Effect Of DOMA Ruling Murky For Idaho, Oregon Couples Married Elsewhere http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/effect-doma-ruling-murky-idaho-couples-married-elsewhere <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/062613JR_NWDomaFallout_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>It's still not clear what the Supreme Court's ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act will mean for many same-sex couples in the Northwest. That's because of new legal questions surrounding the hundreds of couples who have marriage licenses from Washington state but live in states like Idaho and Oregon that have banned same-sex marriage.<p>Charli Deltenre of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, still needs to make an extra trip on her wedding day. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 04:36:47 +0000 Jessica Robinson 28000 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Effect Of DOMA Ruling Murky For Idaho, Oregon Couples Married Elsewhere Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Decisions Won’t Affect Idaho Law http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/supreme-courts-gay-marriage-decisions-won-t-affect-idaho-law <p>Law experts in Idaho say <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/06/26/195857796/supreme-court-strikes-down-defense-of-marriage-act">today’s decisions from the Supreme Court</a> that strike down the Defense of Marriage Act and allow gay marriage to resume in California will have no effect on Idaho law.</p><p>Gay couples do not have the right to marry in Idaho.&nbsp; Idaho passed a constitutional amendment in 2006 that says the only marriage the state will recognize is between a man and woman.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:11:43 +0000 Scott Graf 27969 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Decisions Won’t Affect Idaho Law Idaho Lawyer Allen Derr, Who Won Landmark Anti-Discrimination Case, Dies http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-lawyer-allen-derr-who-won-landmark-anti-discrimination-case-dies <p>Allen Derr, an Idaho lawyer who won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling to bolster anti-discrimination protections for women, died <span data-term="goog_795350771" tabindex="0">Monday</span> in Boise. He was 85.</p><p></p><p>On Nov. 22, 1971, the Supreme Court justices issued their Reed vs. Reed decision, holding states cannot discriminate against people because of their gender. It marked a departure from the era when courts often excluded women from full participation in important civil affairs.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 21:41:28 +0000 Associated Press 27106 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Lawyer Allen Derr, Who Won Landmark Anti-Discrimination Case, Dies Supreme Court Rules Logging Roads Don’t Violate Pollution Law http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-rules-logging-roads-don-t-violate-pollution-law <p>The Supreme Court today decided in favor of the timber industry in a case about the regulation of muddy waters that flow off logging roads.&nbsp; In a surprising move, one of the court’s conservative justices dissented, and sided with the environmentalists.</p><p>Environmental groups in Oregon filed the case.</p><p>They argued that muddy water flowing from ditches into forest streams, harms fish, and should be considered industrial pollution.</p><p>In a 7-1 decision the Court said it would defer to the Environmental Protection Agency’s read of the law.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:39:25 +0000 Amelia Templeton 22782 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Supreme Court Lets Limits On River Mining Stand http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-lets-limits-river-mining-stand <p>A U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday makes it harder for miners to gain access to Northwest rivers. Environmental groups hailed the decision as a major victory.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:46:50 +0000 Chris Lehman 22664 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Supreme Court Lets Limits On River Mining Stand Supreme Court: EPA Rule Could Make Logging Road Case Moot http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-epa-rule-could-make-logging-road-case-moot <div id="full_story"><p>The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in a case from Oregon over water pollution from logging roads. But&nbsp;a last minute rule change may have made the case moot.</p><p></p><p>Attorneys involved in the case say that at 5 pm last Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a new rule trying to clarify that the runoff from logging roads should not be considered industrial pollution.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 16:33:50 +0000 Amelia Templeton 17552 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Supreme Court: EPA Rule Could Make Logging Road Case Moot Supreme Court Rejects ‘Roadless Rule’ Appeal http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-rejects-roadless-rule-appeal <p>The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear an appeal to the so-called Roadless Rule. The law bans development on nearly 60,000,000 acres of national forest land.</p><p>Since its enactment in early 2001, the Roadless Rule has drawn fire from Western states and industry groups -- most recently the state of Wyoming and the Colorado Mining Association.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:39:57 +0000 Courtney Flatt 14421 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org One Idaho Doctor Weighs In On Affordable Care Court Decision http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/one-idaho-doctor-weighs-affordable-care-court-decision <p>The U-S Supreme Court&rsquo;s decision to uphold universal health care has triggered a lot of reaction from politicians and analysts. &nbsp;Idaho was one of the first states to join the lawsuit to strike down the law.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Ted Epperly has&nbsp;been involved in the debate over health care, testifying before Congress and speaking across the country about the need for reform measures. &nbsp;The Boise-based family physician served as the President of the American Academy of Family Physicians and met with President Obama six times to offer his views about health care.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 12:35:11 +0000 Samantha Wright 8980 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org One Idaho Doctor Weighs In On Affordable Care Court Decision In Your Words: Idahoans React To Health Care Ruling http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/your-words-idahoans-react-health-care-ruling <p>In a 5-4 majority, the U.S. Supreme Court <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf">has upheld </a>most of&nbsp; the federal health care law, including one of the more controversial measures, the <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/06/18/155269171/supreme-court-upholds-care-health-law-rules-mandate-is-a-tax">individual mandate</a>.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:03:57 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders & Adam Cotterell 8948 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org In Your Words: Idahoans React To Health Care Ruling Idaho Lawmakers Weigh In On Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-lawmakers-weigh-supreme-courts-health-care-ruling <p>The U.S. Supreme Court <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf">has upheld</a> the majority of President Barack Obama&#39;s health care law.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The high court <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf">issued its ruling</a>&nbsp;in Washington this morning.&nbsp;&nbsp;You can read the <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-393c3a2.pdf">ruling here</a>.</p><p>Now, Idaho lawmakers and policy makers are weighing in.&nbsp;</p><p>Here&#39;s what some of them are&nbsp;saying:</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:12:41 +0000 Emilie Ritter Saunders, & Molly Messick 8934 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Lawmakers Weigh In On Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling Idaho Senator Says Some Health Care Rules Will Stay http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-senator-says-some-health-care-rules-will-stay <p>The U.S. Supreme Court will make a much anticipated decision this week on the nation&rsquo;s health care law.&nbsp; Idaho&#39;s senior senator believes some parts of the law will survive whatever the court decides.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:00:00 +0000 8811 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Senator Says Some Health Care Rules Will Stay Idaho Senator Supports Montana’s Stand On State’s Rights http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-senator-supports-montana-s-stand-state-s-rights <p>The U.S. Supreme Court decided Monday to reject a Montana law that bans direct corporate spending on state political campaigns.&nbsp;</p><p>U.S.&nbsp; Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) said Tuesday the Court&rsquo;s decision dealt a blow to state sovereignty.&nbsp; &quot;I believe it should have gone the other way and it should have supported the state of Montana.&quot;</p><p>Montana&rsquo;s one hundred-year old law conflicts with a U.S. Supreme Court decision called Citizen&rsquo;s United that allows unlimited corporate spending in federal campaigns.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 21:46:46 +0000 8806 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Senator Supports Montana’s Stand On State’s Rights Supreme Court Rejects Idaho By Association http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/supreme-court-rejects-idaho-association <p>The United States Supreme Court Monday rejected Montana&rsquo;s challenge to Citizen&rsquo;s United, the decision that removed limits on corporate spending in political campaigns. Montana argued its state laws gave it the right to limit political spending. Idaho was one of several states that filed friend of the court briefs to support its neighbor&rsquo;s position. Bob Cooper with the Idaho Attorney General&rsquo;s office says the AG was not speaking against Citizen&rsquo;s United, simply supporting states&rsquo; rights.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 21:59:19 +0000 Adam Cotterell 8743 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Supreme Court Rejects Idaho By Association Idaho Joins With 21 States To Support State Sovereignty http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-joins-21-states-support-state-sovereignty <p>The state of Idaho is now supporting Montana’s effort to keep the U.S. Supreme Court from changing&nbsp;that state's&nbsp;campaign finance laws.&nbsp; In all, 22 states and the District of Columbia have&nbsp;joined Montana's cause.</p><p>The case centers on a state’s ability to ban direct corporate spending on campaigns.&nbsp; Montana wants to keep that right.&nbsp; But the U.S. Supreme Court is mulling whether doing so would conflict with a ruling that allows unlimited corporate spending in federal campaigns.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 20:25:47 +0000 Scott Ki 7196 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Joins With 21 States To Support State Sovereignty Idaho Woman Arrested For Abortion Is Uneasy Case For Both Sides http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/idaho-woman-arrested-abortion-uneasy-case-both-sides <p>An Idaho woman arrested for inducing her own abortion is taking her case to federal court. Jennie Linn McCormack was charged last year under an obscure Idaho law for ending her pregnancy with RU-486. She joins an increasing number of women who get the so-called abortion pill off the internet. McCormack&rsquo;s attorney says he&rsquo;s willing to take the challenge all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Meanwhile, neither pro-choice nor pro-life groups are paying attention to the case.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:29:10 +0000 Jessica Robinson 3868 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Idaho Woman Arrested For Abortion Is Uneasy Case For Both Sides Sen. Crapo Offers Alternative To Health Care Act http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/sen-crapo-offers-alternative-health-care-act <p>The Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. is hearing arguments on the Affordable Care Act.&nbsp; One of the main questions is whether the government can force people to buy health insurance.&nbsp;</p><p>U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) opposes the law.&nbsp; He suggests an alternative way to fund health care.&nbsp; &quot;Rather than having the government pay for the health care,&quot; Crapo says.&nbsp; &quot; The government could utilize the same resources to subsidize access to health insurance for those who are truly in need.&quot;</p> Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:46:42 +0000 3147 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Sen. Crapo Offers Alternative To Health Care Act Court Decides Idaho Property Rights Case On Narrow Grounds http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/court-decides-idaho-property-rights-case-narrow-grounds <p>Mike and Chantell Sackett imagine a rustic, three-bedroom A-frame, with views of Priest Lake and the rugged landscape that surrounds it. But the EPA told them in 2007 that because their plot is designated as a wetland, they could face steep fines for building.</p><p>The coupled hired engineers who dispute that finding. But they never had a chance to argue that point. In an interview last fall, Chantell Sackett said the case comes down to this exchange with a EPA manager.</p><p>&quot;I said, &#39;So, why would I stop building my house? She said, &#39;Because we told you to.&#39;&quot;</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:23:46 +0000 Colin Fogerty 2844 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Court Decides Idaho Property Rights Case On Narrow Grounds North Idaho Couple Celebrates Property Rights Victory http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/north-idaho-couple-celebrates-property-rights-victory <p>A north Idaho couple is celebrating a major legal victory at the nation&#39;s highest court. Justices on the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that <a href="http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/10-1062.pdf" target="_blank">Mike and Chantell Sackett</a> have the right to challenge a decision by federal regulators that their property is a protected wetland.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 22:46:19 +0000 Colin Fogarty 2816 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org North Idaho Couple Celebrates Property Rights Victory