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Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Otter

A district court held that an Idaho "ag-gag" law that criminalizes undercover investigations of agricultural production operations violates the U.S. Constitution. Under the law, a journalist or animal rights investigator can be...

Maughan v. Vilsack

A district court denied environmental groups' motions for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to halt the Idaho Department of Fish and Game's wolf trapping and hunting program in the Frank Church-River of No Return...

Jayne v. Rey

A district court upheld the FWS' biological opinion and the U.S. Forest Service's EIS and record of decision for the Idaho Roadless Rule. The court therefore denied environmental groups' request to enjoin the rule and replace it...

Idaho Dairymen's Ass'n, Inc. v. Gooding County

The Idaho Supreme Court affirmed a lower court decision that a county ordinance, which included provisions regulating water quality at confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), was valid. Plaintiffs, associations of cattlemen and...

Plummer v. Fruitland, City of

The court holds that a lower court erred in upholding a local ordinance that provided an exclusive garbage collection and hauling franchise to a sanitation company. A competing company filed suit against the city after one of its...

Idaho Sporting Congress v. Alexander

The court reverses a district court dismissal of two counts of an environmental group's suit alleging that five U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) timber sales in the Payette National Forest in Idaho violate the National Forest...

United States v. Elias

The court upholds the conviction of a fertilizer company owner who allowed hazardous waste to be disposed of without a permit while knowing that his actions placed others in imminent danger of death or serious bodily injury, but the...

Idaho v. United States

The U.S. Supreme Court holds that the federal government holds title in trust for the Coeur d'Alene Indian Tribe to submerged lands underlying portions of Lake Coeur d'Alene and the St. Joe River in Idaho. The reservation was created by...

United States v. Elias

The court reinstates two convictions against a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) defendant even though he should have been charged under Idaho's hazardous waste program, which was approved by the U.S. Environmental...

Everett v. United States

The court upholds the U.S. Forest Service's denial of a special use permit to land a private helicopter on a parcel of the Sawtooth National Forest that abuts the permit applicant's vacation property in rural Idaho. The court first...