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Idaho Supreme Court hears arguments on anti-abortion lawsuits

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports The Idaho Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday on abortion legislation that plaintiffs argue creates confusion for providers and endangers women.  Arguments revolved around the constitutionality of the legislation, rights to privacy and vagueness in the new laws.   The court will consider whether it should consolidate the abortion cases, as well as if it should stayContinue reading “Idaho Supreme Court hears arguments on anti-abortion lawsuits”

DOJ sues Idaho over its trigger abortion restriction bill

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports In a press conference Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state of Idaho regarding anti-abortion legislation. “The suit seeks to hold invalid the state’s criminal prohibition on providing abortions as applied to women who are suffering medical emergencies under our federal law, known asContinue reading “DOJ sues Idaho over its trigger abortion restriction bill”

Planned Parenthood asks Supreme Court to expedite hearing as abortion ban date nears

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports As the implementation date nears for Idaho’s six-week abortion ban, Planned Parenthood has asked the Idaho Supreme Court to set an expedited briefing and oral argument schedule. Planned Parenthood Great Northwest, Hawaii, Alaska, Indiana, Kentucky filed the motion on Monday, referring to the so-called “Fetal Heartbeat Preborn Child Protection Act” abortion ban passed by theContinue reading “Planned Parenthood asks Supreme Court to expedite hearing as abortion ban date nears”

Questions arise over Quality Education Act’s impacts on 2022 tax legislation

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Advocacy group Reclaim Idaho reached a huge goal last week when its voter initiative on education funding received certification from the Secretary of State, but the proposition could see challenges after legislators made changes to income tax brackets. The Quality Education Act, which will be Proposition 1 on the November ballot, would raise the corporateContinue reading “Questions arise over Quality Education Act’s impacts on 2022 tax legislation”

Ex-legislator’s sentencing temporarily delayed in rape case

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports The ex-legislator convicted of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern in 2021 will not be sentenced on Thursday as originally planned. An Ada County jury convicted Aaron von Ehlinger, 40, of rape in April in connection to the woman’s allegations. He’s been in jail custody since the conviction. Von Ehlinger’s attorney, Jon Cox, asked in aContinue reading “Ex-legislator’s sentencing temporarily delayed in rape case”

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