Idaho Court of Appeals

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The Idaho Court of Appeals is the intermediate-level appellate court for the state of Idaho. The court was created by statute by the Idaho Legislature[1] and began operations in 1982.[2]


The Court of Appeals hears cases assigned to it by the Idaho Supreme Court. The only exceptions to this jurisdiction are capital murder convictions and appeals from the Idaho Public Utilities Commission and the Idaho Industrial Commission (which administers the state's workers' compensation laws[3]), which must be heard by the Supreme Court.[4]


As of January 1, 2009, the Court of Appeals includes four judges (one chief judge and three associate judges), and cases are heard by three-judge panels.

The current composition of the court is:

  • Chief Judge John M. Melanson
  • Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez
  • Judge David W. Gratton
  • Judge Molly J. Huskey


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