Idaho Supreme Court By The Numbers:


Former prosecutor

  • 5 total seats
  • 0 current vacancies
  • 2 prosecutors
  • 0 public defenders
  • 0 Justices have other indigent defense experience
  • 0 civil rights lawyers

How Members of the Idaho Supreme Court are Selected:

Nonpartisan Election, Retention Election

Justices are selected via nonpartisan elections to six-year terms and re-elected in retention elections. Interim selections to fill vacancies that occur between elections are made by governor appointment and must be from a list prepared by the Idaho Judicial Council, which consists of seven members: the Chief Justice, a district court judge, two attorneys appointed by the state bar and approved by the state senate, and three non-attorneys appoined by the governor and approved by the state senate.

Selection method sources:

Ballotpedia, Judicial Election Methods By State; Brennan Center for Justice, Judicial Selection: An Interactive Map; Idaho Judicial Council