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Idaho Supreme Court comes to Concordia Law campus

Justices Set to Hear Oral Arguments for Three Cases

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Supreme Court will visit Concordia University School of Law on Friday and hear oral arguments in three cases on the court’s 2019 docket.

The first case gets underway at 8:50 am and media is welcome to attend and cover arguments. 

“We’re excited to once again have the opportunity to host the Idaho Supreme Court because it’s such a valuable chance for our students, faculty and the public to see first-hand this important aspect of our justice system in action,” said Elena Langan, Dean of the law school. 

The visit marks the sixth time the Supreme Court has held oral arguments on the campus. 

The cases scheduled Friday include:

  • The first argument involves a criminal case out of Kootenai County. The defendant is appealing his convictions for injury to a child and felony eluding law enforcement. The defendant alleges the prosecutor’s closing argument during the trial unfairly prejudiced the jury and amounted to prosecutorial misconduct.
  • The second argument focuses on a criminal case out of Ada County. The appeal centers around the legality of a blood draw and whether the District Court correctly granted a motion to suppress the results of the blood sample.
  • The final case scheduled Friday involves an appeal from a Kootenai County criminal case and focuses on another District Court decision to suppress evidence. The defendant was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance during a traffic stop. 

More information about the Feb. 15 docket

View a live stream of the arguments (starting at 8:50am, Friday Feb. 15th)