Idaho Supreme Court
Candidates' Debate: Tuesday May 4, 8:00/7:00 p.m. MT/PT
Qualifications: 30 years of age; Reside within state for 2 years preceding election; Must be admitted to the practice of law at least 10 years prior to taking office
Term of office: Six years
Salary: $119,506 as of July 1, 2009
Duties: The Supreme Court is the state's court of last resort. The Court hears appeals of final decisions of the district courts, as well as orders of the Public Utilities Commission and the Industrial Accident Commission. It has original jurisdiction to hear claims against the state, and to issue writs of review, mandamus, prohibition and habeas corpus, and all writs necessary for complete exercise of its appellate jurisdiction. The Court may also review decisions of the Court of Appeals, upon petition of the parties or upon its own motion.