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Idaho gets new chief federal judge — in Rhode Island

Idaho’s struggle to address booming caseloads got a boost last month when Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson introduced a bill to add a third U.S. district judge. But with a divided Congress and fiscal woes, passage is a long shot.

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Idaho’s federal judges: financial crisis threatens function of 3rd branch

Idaho’s two top federal judges are warning the state’s congressional delegation that budget cuts threaten the judiciary’s ability to “continue to even function as a court and an independent branch of government.” Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill and

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