Latest Idaho Supreme Court News

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 28, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over 'trigger' abortion ban

Jun. 27, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A regional Planned Parenthood organization is suing Idaho over its “trigger law” abortion ban, contending the ban violates Idaho residents’ rights under the state Constitution and that it is so vague that physicians will not know when they can legally help patients who...

Idaho will ban most abortions after US Supreme Court ruling

Jun. 24, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court with a 6-3 vote on Friday triggers a 2020 Idaho law banning all abortions except in cases of reported rape or incest, or to protect the mother’s life. That law takes effect 30 days after the court’s...

Idaho Supreme Court considers death row clemency case

Jun. 13, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments on whether the state's constitution gives a governor the power to reject a state commission’s clemency decision for a death row inmate, but held off making a ruling. Gerald Pizzuto Jr. has spent more than three...

Idaho Supreme Court sets hearing in abortion case for August

Jun. 02, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court will hear arguments in a lawsuit over the state's newest anti-abortion law in August — but probably after the U.S. Supreme Court issues a ruling that could overturn the right to legalized abortion nationwide. The Idaho Supreme Court...

Idaho lawmakers intervene in lawsuit against abortion ban

Apr. 20, 2022 14:59 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court has allowed state lawmakers to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law they passed earlier this year that would ban abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. The court on Monday without comment approved a...

Catholic church can't intervene in Idaho abortion lawsuit

Apr. 13, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a request by the Roman Catholic Church in Idaho to intervene in a lawsuit over a new Idaho law banning nearly all abortions. The court did not explain why the church was excluded after the Diocese of Boise on Monday...

Catholic church asks to intervene in Idaho abortion lawsuit

Apr. 12, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church is asking the Idaho Supreme Court to let it intervene in a lawsuit over a new law banning nearly all abortions. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise, which covers all of Idaho, filed the request to intervene in support of the abortion...

Idaho Supreme Court temporarily blocks new abortion law

Apr. 08, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court on Friday temporarily blocked a new state law that would ban abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy and allow the law to be enforced through lawsuits. Idaho last month had become the first state to enact legislation modeled after...

Idaho Supreme Court temporarily blocks new abortion law modeled after Texas statute

Apr. 08, 2022 19:13 PM EDT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Supreme Court temporarily blocks new abortion law modeled after Texas statute.