St. Luke’s files lawsuit against Ammon Bundy and campaign

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports The state’s largest hospital system filed a lawsuit Wednesday against far-right activist and gubernatorial candidate Ammon Bundy, his campaign, the People’s Rights Network and his supporters.  The lawsuit, filed by St. Luke’s in Ada County, stems from an incident in March when the grandchild of Diego Rodriguez was taken toContinue reading “St. Luke’s files lawsuit against Ammon Bundy and campaign”

Idaho’s conversation on reproductive healthcare isn’t over yet

by Melissa Davlin, Idaho Reports If the United States Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade this summer, as a leaked draft opinion indicates, a trigger law banning nearly all abortions in Idaho wouldn’t be the end of the conversation about abortion and reproductive health in Idaho. Rep. Brent Crane, current chairman of the House StateContinue reading “Idaho’s conversation on reproductive healthcare isn’t over yet”

What Does A “Post-Roe” Idaho Look Like?

On Monday night, Politico published a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v Wade, revealing that the court is poised to strike down the landmark decision that guaranteed abortion access. Should the court overturn Roe v Wade, Idaho has a trigger law in place that would criminalize nearly allContinue reading “What Does A “Post-Roe” Idaho Look Like?”

Southern Idahoans disproportionately affected if Roe overturned

By Melissa Davlin and Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports If the United States Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade, most abortion will become illegal in Idaho, due to a trigger law passed in 2021. But depending on where they live, that law won’t affect Idahoans equally.  Earlier this week, POLITICO reported on a leaked draft opinionContinue reading “Southern Idahoans disproportionately affected if Roe overturned”

Ex-legislator guilty of rape involving legislative intern

  By Kelcie Moseley-Morris, Idaho Capital Sun Exactly one year to the day that former Lewiston Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger resigned from his seat after a House ethics panel recommended his suspension over his conduct as a legislator, a jury in Ada County found him guilty of rape and not guilty of forcible penetration withContinue reading “Ex-legislator guilty of rape involving legislative intern”

Judge denies trial delay for ex-legislator accused of rape

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Fourth Judicial District Judge Michael Reardon denied a request Monday to delay the trial for a former Idaho legislator accused of two felony sex crimes connected to accusations from a 19-year-old legislative intern. Reardon heard from the attorney for Aaron von Ehlinger, who is charged with rape and forcible penetrationContinue reading “Judge denies trial delay for ex-legislator accused of rape”

Ex-legislator von Ehlinger appears in court, trial set for April 26

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports The former Idaho legislator accused of two felony sex crimes connected to accusations from a 19-year-old legislative intern appeared in court Monday in preparation for trial.  Fourth Judicial District Judge Michael Reardon heard from attorneys and set a trial for April 26 for Aaron von Ehlinger, who is charged withContinue reading “Ex-legislator von Ehlinger appears in court, trial set for April 26”

Governor vetoes a bill to change Idaho Judicial Council

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports On Wednesday, Gov. Brad Little vetoed a bill that would have overhauled the way the Idaho Judicial Council recommends attorneys for judgeship in the state. HB 782 narrowly made it through the Legislature this year after strong debate over whether it would grant the executive branch too much authority overContinue reading “Governor vetoes a bill to change Idaho Judicial Council”

Lawsuit filed over Idaho’s new “fetal heartbeat” abortion bill

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Planned Parenthood Great Northwest filed a lawsuit Thursday against the state over an abortion bill passed by the Idaho Legislature . The bill would allow family members of a fetus to sue an abortion provider, regardless of the pregant woman’s choice to terminate a pregnancy.  It would effectively ban abortionContinue reading “Lawsuit filed over Idaho’s new “fetal heartbeat” abortion bill”

Ammon Bundy accused of contempt, failing to complete community service

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Gubernatorial candidate Ammon Bundy appeared in court Wednesday representing himself on accusations of contempt of court. Ada County Magistrate Judge Annie McDevitt informed Bundy of his right to an attorney, but he said he wanted to represent himself. When asked if he admitted or denied the contempt, Bundy said “neither.”Continue reading “Ammon Bundy accused of contempt, failing to complete community service”