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Idaho_Court_System__Word (1) - SUPREME COURT The Idaho...

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SUPREME COURT The Idaho Supreme Court Is the highest court in the state. It hears appeals of decisions from the court of appeals and the district courts, as well as from orders of the Public Utilities Commission and the Industrial Accident Commission. It may hear claims against the state and issue writs and orders. The cases coming before the Supreme Court are handled in a different fashion from other courts in the state, since there are no witnesses, juries or testimony. Instead there are presentations by attorneys on legal issues the Court must decide. The decisions of the Supreme Court serve as precedent or a model for all other courts in the state to follow. After a decision by the Idaho Supreme Court, a case can be appealed only to the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. For the convenience of citizens and attorneys, the Idaho Supreme Court Is one of the few "circuit-riding" Supreme Courts in the country and holds terms of court in Boise, Twin Falls, Pocatello, Lewiston, and Coeur d'Alene. The Supreme Court also is responsible for the administration and supervision of the trial courts and the State Law Library. The Court admits attorneys to practice law in the state courts, approves the rules governing the operation of the Idaho State Bar, and
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course GEN BUS 202 taught by Professor Parks during the Fall '11 term at Boise State.

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