US Flag SUNDAY, JANUARY 21, 2018
IMAGE: "Sawtooth National Forest - Stanley, Idaho"


District of Idaho

Clerk of Court Stephen W. Kenyon

Public 1
U.S. Courts District of Idaho Seal

The Courts have entered General Order #325 for the continuation of Court operations during the lapse in appropriations.  The District of Idaho will be open for business on Monday, January 22 at all Idaho courthouses.

United States District & Bankruptcy Courts
2018 Civics Contest
2018 Civics Contest

150 Years after Ratification of the 14th Amendment: What Does Equal Protection Mean to Students?


The Ninth Circuit is pleased to announce its 2018 Civics Contest.  Students from across the circuit are invited to participate in this exciting event.  

Ratified on July 9, 1868, the 14th Amendment to the Constitution provides, in part, that no state can “deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” Over the past 150 years, Congress and the courts have applied this “Equal Protection Clause” to our right to equal  educational opportunities.

Students should consider how the Equal Protection Clause applies in high schools, colleges and graduate schools, whether in admissions, classrooms or on athletic fields. Individual students can express their thoughts and ideas in an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words. Individuals and teams of up to three students can produce a 3-5 minute video on the theme. A student may submit both an essay and video. A student may submit only one essay and be involved in the production of only one video.

The contest website is now open.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho is hosting a local contest to determine the finalists who will go on to compete for cash prizes in the circuit contest. To be eligible to compete in the local contest, students must reside in the State of Idaho.

The circuit will be presenting cash prizes for the essay and video contests -1st place: $2,000 2nd place: $1,000 3rd place: $500.  Local district winners in each category will receive -1st place: $1,000 2nd place: $500 3rd place: $250.

Why enter one contest when you can enter two with the same entry?


The Federal Bar Association is also sponsoring a Civics Contest on the same topic.  Please visit their contest page for information regarding rules, submission deadlines, prizes and contestant eligiblity.

For more information about the district contest, please contact: Kirsten Wilkinson (208) 334-9464/

Your browser is Navigator .0 running on using the IP of (
Glossary of Legal Terms | Privacy Policy