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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Court Operations (1304)

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. 

Individuals, including staff, who are fully vaccinated may enter the United States Courthouses and will not be required to wear a mask or practice social distancing while in the courthouse. However, individuals who are not fully vaccinated, including staff, may enter the courthouses but will still be required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Federal Jury Service
General Public Notice
General Public Notice




Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1861, all litigants “have the right to grand and petit jurors selected at random from a fair cross section of the community.”  A master jury wheel is created by selecting names at random from the merged list of general election voter registration lists along with drivers license and identification card lists, after the elimination of known duplicates, from all counties within the relevant division.  Then, names are randomly drawn periodically from the master jury wheel to receive juror qualification questionnaires and summonses to report for grand or petit jury service.  Individuals’ answers to these questionnaires determine whether they are legally qualified and available to serve.  If so, those individuals are expected to report pursuant to the Court’s instructions.  If not, those individuals are notified not to report or are postponed to another time.  All of the selections are carried out through a properly programmed electronic data processing system for pure randomized selection.  The pure randomized process ensures that the mathematical odds of any single name being picked are substantially equal.

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