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District of Idaho

Chief Judge David C. Nye

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Court Operations

The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Idaho as well as Probation and Pretrial announce operating with reduced staff.  For full details and pro se email filing links, please visit the COVID-19 Information section of this website. 

United States District Court

Chief Judge David C. Nye welcomes you to the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho.  In 1891 James H. Beatty was appointed by President Harrison to become the first Federal Judge for the District of Idaho.  We have a long and proud history rooted in our commitment to provide an impartial and accessible forum for the just, timely and economical resolution of legal proceedings within the jurisdiction of the Courts.

The District of Idaho has had 11 Article III Judges appointed by the President of the United States, with two of them currently presiding.  In addition to our two Article III Judges, we have three Magistrate Judges assisting with our busy workload.

Our judges hold court in BoiseCoeur d'Alene, and Pocatello.

District Court Calendar

The calendar updates as new information becomes available and is subject to change without notice. To schedule a hearing, contact the courtroom deputy.

District Court News
Please see attached press release regarding federal courthouse closures in the District of Idaho.
Public Notice re Appointment to Panel of Chapter 7 Trustees
General Order No. 363 re Update on Cares Act Provisions for Criminal Proceedings
General Order No. 362 was entered March 27, 2020 re Court Operations in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Ninth Circuit Extends Deadline for Entries in 2020 High School Civics Contest
Press Release - Federal Courthouse in Pocatello Closes - March 23, 2020.
General Order No. 361 entered March 18, 2020 re CJA Panel Attorneys Interim Compensation
General Order No. 360 was entered March 17, 2020 re Court Operations in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Please review General Order No. 359 which was signed and entered today (Mar. 3, 2019). 
Save the Dates!  The 2020 Bench Bar Conferences will be held Sept. 18 in Fort Hall and Oct. 23 in Boise.
A Job Opportunity Announcement to fill the position of Trial Attorney.

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