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Judge strikes down ‘chilling’ defamation suit from Sawtooth Valley ranch owner, on free speech grounds

A Custer County judge dismissed most of a defamation lawsuit from Stanley-area ranch owner Michael Boren on Tuesday afternoon, arguing that three out of four defendants named in his suit—including two Blaine County officials—had been protected by the First Amendment when they publicly criticized his application for a private airstrip last year.

From the Idaho Mountain Express

Vallow-Daybell case: No pictures or video coverage in court, judge orders

Cameras won’t be allowed in future court proceedings for Lori Vallow (aka Lori Vallow Daybell), the woman who, along with her husband, Chad Daybell, faces trial in January on charges of murdering her children, Joshua “JJ” Vallow and Tylee Ryan.

From KTVB-TV

Judge considers barring cameras from Idaho mom’s murder case

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A judge told attorneys in a high-profile triple murder case that he’s worried broad news coverage could make it harder to seat a jury when the trial begins months from now.

From the Associated Press

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