Von Ehlinger makes first Idaho court appearance

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports The former legislator accused of raping a 19-year-old legislative intern appeared in front of an Idaho judge for the first time Wednesday morning. Ada County Magistrate Judge John Hawley scheduled Aaron von Ehlinger’s preliminary hearing for Oct. 29 during a brief virtual hearing. Von Ehlinger, 39, of Juliaetta, faces chargesContinue reading “Von Ehlinger makes first Idaho court appearance”

Ex-legislator von Ehlinger booked into Ada County jail on rape accusation

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Law enforcement booked the ex-legislator accused of raping a House intern into Ada County Jail on Friday, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s website.  Aaron von Ehlinger was initially arrested and booked into jail in Clayton County, Georgia on Sept. 25 after an Ada County warrant was issued on Sept.Continue reading “Ex-legislator von Ehlinger booked into Ada County jail on rape accusation”

Former legislator accused of rape arrested in Georgia

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Authorities arrested former legislator Aaron Von Ehlinger, who is accused of raping a legislative intern, in Clayton County, Georgia. A warrant was issued for Von Ehlinger’s arrest on Sept. 9 in Ada County on charges accusing him of rape and sexual penetration with a foreign object. He was booked intoContinue reading “Former legislator accused of rape arrested in Georgia”

Jane Doe, alleged rape victim, files tort claim against Idaho Legislature; von Ehlinger charged

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports The former legislative intern who claimed a state representative sexually assaulted her and faced an ethics hearing has taken the first step in civil litigation. On Sept. 3, attorney Erika Birch filed a tort claim with the state on behalf of the 19-year-old woman, identified as Jane Doe.  Idaho ReportsContinue reading “Jane Doe, alleged rape victim, files tort claim against Idaho Legislature; von Ehlinger charged”

Analysis: Are ethics complaint responses subject to public disclosure?

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports  Last week, the House Ethics Committee held a contentious hearing on two complaints against Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird. The representative gave testimony defending her actions and asserting her right to free speech, though she spent just as much time — if not more — accusing the committee itself ofContinue reading “Analysis: Are ethics complaint responses subject to public disclosure?”

Committee recommends censure for Giddings ethics violations

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports  The House Ethics Committee unanimously found that Rep. Priscilla Giddings behaved in a manner unbecoming of a representative, and voted to recommend she be censured by the House and removed from her post on the Commerce and Human Resources Committee.  Two ethics complaints asserted that Giddings, R-White Bird, acted inappropriatelyContinue reading “Committee recommends censure for Giddings ethics violations”

Giddings combative as lawmakers question conduct

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports  The Ethics and House Policy Committee met Monday, August 2, to review two complaints accusing Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, of conduct unbecoming a Representative and detrimental to the House as a body. Lawmakers who testified expressed disappointment at her actions, while Giddings repeatedly objected to questions and at timesContinue reading “Giddings combative as lawmakers question conduct”

What to expect in the Giddings ethics hearing

by Logan Finney, Idaho Reports The House is at recess and the Senate is adjourned sine die, but that doesn’t mean lawmakers get a summer break.  The Ethics and House Policy Committee will meet Monday, August 2, to review two complaints accusing Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, of conduct unbecoming a Representative and detrimental toContinue reading “What to expect in the Giddings ethics hearing”

House ethics committee sets hearing for review of Rep. Giddings’ conduct

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports The Ethics and House Policy Committee reported Tuesday that they found probable cause to further review two complaints made about Rep. Priscilla Giddings’ conduct.  The allegations revolve around conduct unbecoming of a representative, as first reported by the Idaho Capital Sun. Giddings, R-White Bird, was previously accused of identifying, orContinue reading “House ethics committee sets hearing for review of Rep. Giddings’ conduct”

After Legislative ethics hearing involving intern, complaints on Rep. Giddings flood in

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports In the week following a Legislative ethics hearing revolving around a sexual assault allegation against a former legislator, House leadership received nearly 2,000 complaints about Rep. Priscilla Giddings, R-White Bird, after she twice published a link to a blog that named the victim of an alleged sexual assault. Most ofContinue reading “After Legislative ethics hearing involving intern, complaints on Rep. Giddings flood in”