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”

Ammon Bundy convicted of contempt, sentenced to 10 days jail

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports Ada County Magistrate Judge Annie McDevitt heard arguments Thursday from Independent gubernatorial candidate Ammon Bundy, accused of violating a court order. Bundy faced a contempt charge stemming from an initial conviction when he refused to leave the Lincoln Auditorium at the statehouse during a 2020 special session.  On July 1,Continue reading “Ammon Bundy convicted of contempt, sentenced to 10 days jail”

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”

BYU-I sexual abuse Title IX lawsuit moves forward after 6 years

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports A federal judge determined this month that the six-year-old lawsuit against Brigham Young University-Idaho, revolving around allegations of sexual impropriety, must move forward.  A female student filed the lawsuit in 2016, alleging a professor was sexually harassing and abusing her at the university.  The professor, Stephen Stokes, died in JulyContinue reading “BYU-I sexual abuse Title IX lawsuit moves forward after 6 years”

Idaho Supreme Court affirms lDOC’s execution procedure

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports  The Idaho Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with the lower court regarding the Department of Correction’s standard operating procedures around execution.    The case was brought by attorneys for Gerald Pizzuto Jr., who narrowly avoided execution in June.  The appeal concerned whether an execution protocol adopted by the Idaho Department ofContinue reading “Idaho Supreme Court affirms lDOC’s execution procedure”

Execution chemical secrecy bill brought back for vote, moves to Senate 

By Ruth Brown, Idaho Reports The Senate Judiciary and Rules Committee brought back a bill on executions by lethal injection Monday, moving it forward in a 5-4 vote, after it stayed in committee last week due to a tie. Last week, HB 658 stayed in committee due to a 4-4 vote. Sen. Patti Anne Lodge,Continue reading “Execution chemical secrecy bill brought back for vote, moves to Senate “