Supreme Court

Jimmy is Jenny & Squats to Pee (Opinion)
The shells are flying again in the culture wars.  As a right-of-center American, I’ve been told I’m out-of-step, out-of-touch and a bigot because I won’t respect the cultural changes being foisted upon the country at warp speed.  After the Su…
Commentary: An American Calamity & the Coming Crack-Up
Often I joke with people about a second American Revolution being just around the corner.  Even as a sometimes apocalyptic radio host I rarely take the thought seriously.  Too many people are prepping for the holiday and the hotdogs and the fireworks...
Commentary: America’s Raisin Police
I remember reading somewhere 20 or so years ago about an office in Washington hunting Nazis.  It had been established in World War Two and the staff was to ferret out any saboteurs and sympathizers within the United States.  The war ended...
Idaho Gov. Otter Urges Supreme Court to Wait for Idaho
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Gov. Butch Otter says the U.S. Supreme Court should wait until it receives arguments from Idaho before deciding a case involving gay marriage in the United States.  Attorneys Gene Schaerr and Tom Perry filed arguments in a friend-of-the-court brief for a petition…
Court Upholds ‘Roadless’ Areas
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal challenging a federal rule that barsdevelopment on 50 million acres of roadless areas in national forests. The justices said Monday they will leave in place a federal appeals court decision that upheld the so-called roadless rule th…
Rammell’s Court Battle Over
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Supreme Court upheld the legality of Gov. Jim Risch's shoot-to-kill order in 2006 after a herd of domestic elk escaped from an eastern Idaho hunting farm. Friday's unanimous decision likely marks the end of former elk rancher Rex Rammell's legal fig…
Rammell’s Case at Supreme Court
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A legal dispute over then-Gov. Jim Risch's 2006 order for state wildlife agents to shoot Idaho elk rancher Rex Rammell's escaped animals has now reached the highest state court. Supreme Court justices Wednesday heard arguments from Rammell's lawyer contending…
Lawmakers to Meet on Health Care
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho lawmakers will meet to discuss last week's Supreme Court ruling upholding President Barack Obama's 2010 health care overhaul. The July 30 meeting of a Senate-House health care task force was added to the Legislature's calendar this week after the 5-4 de…
Idaho Congressional Delegation React to Supreme Court
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the federal health care
overhaul has done nothing to soothe the frustration felt by Idaho's
Congressional delegation over the law. The court on Thursday upheld the
individual mandate portion of the new law and other components...
Court Upholds Mandatory Insurance Provision
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The court on Thursday handed Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in requiring most Americans…