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District of Idaho

Chief Judge David C. Nye

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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, please visit the COVID-19 Information section of this website. 


Anyone who is experiencing COVID like symptoms or who has tested positive for COVID within the last 10 days must report this to the Court Security Officers at the entrance to any courthouse. In general, masking will be in accordance with CDC guidance and whether masks are required in any individual courthouse is outlined below. Masks may be required during a jury trial. The jury administrator will communicate relevant guidance to prospective jurors. Please refer to General Order No. 412 for how the Court will operate during the different risk levels.
Boise
Current Level: Yellow
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: 50 Person Limitation
Masking: Optional
Coeur d'Alene
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
Pocatello
Current Level: Green
Courthouse: Open
Gatherings: No Limitation
Masking: Optional
Federal Jury Service
General Public Notice
General Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

REGARDING THE METHOD AND

MANNER OF RANDOM JURY SELECTION

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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