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The District Court of Idaho ruled that recent changes made by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare violate a current injunction from a 2018 law.

Join The Law&Crime Network for live coverage of a preliminary hearing in the Chad Daybell case in Fremont County, Idaho. Coverage is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. ET / 9 a.m. MT, and is expected to run until 7 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. MT. You can watch the dedicated feed in the player above. Court will likely go Monday, August 3 to Tuesday, August 4.

Where do we begin explaining this convoluted case? Police in Rexburg, Idaho said that last November, they performed a welfare check on Joshua “JJ” Vallow, and his sister Tylee Ryan, at the urging of JJ’s paternal grandmother. Officers did not find the children. They claim the kids’ mother Lori Daybell and her new husband Chad Daybell (who she married in November 5) lied to investigators, and bolted out of town for Hawaii.

The long and short of it is that police say that JJ and Tylee were last seen in September. They were 7 and 17, respectively, when they disappeared. The case had caught national attention in part because of the mother’s public silence about their whereabouts, her and Chad Daybell’s purported religious beliefs, and the mother’s fraught history: Back in July 2019, her brother Alex Cox shot and killed her then-husband Charles Vallow back when the family lived in Arizona. The shooter claimed self-defense. No charges were immediately filed.

Lori–then known as Lori Vallow–moved to Idaho with her children shortly before the disappearances. Police said that Cox joined the family on a Sept. 8 trip to Yellowstone National Park, the last time investigators could account for Tylee’s whereabouts. Officers considered JJ to be missing since the 23rd.

Investigators said that the children’s bodies were found on Chad Daybell’s property on June 9. Now police say that both Daybells and Cox worked together to conceal the deaths. But only the couple will face charges. Cox died in December 2019. Medical examiners in Maricopa County, Arizona said it was from bloodclots in his lungs.

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A new Idaho law keeps transgender women and girls from playing high school and college sports in a women’s division.

Idaho Gov. Brad Little announced Thursday that Idaho did not meet the criteria to surpass Stage 4 and will remain in that stage of reopening for at least another two weeks.

Little also said he expects students to return to school this fall, adding that school won’t look the way it did before the coronavirus pandemic started.

“In the fall I expect Idaho schools to safely reopen for in-person education,” Little said, adding that the expectation is that schools will not be closed for an extended period of time.

“It’s imperative students return to their classrooms and interact directly with their teachers and classmates at the end of the summer,” Little said. “But we also must make sure this can happen safely.”

He said decisions about school operations will be made locally, but a statewide framework is available to school districts to guide them in their decisions.

“Our schools must be flexible in delivering different kinds of learning,” Little said.


The Idaho Abortion Human Rights Act would end abortion in Idaho by establishing equity in Idaho Code. This video shows you how.

The Preliminary Hearing of Chad Daybell on August 4th, 2020. From 1:20 p.m. to around 2:35 p.m.

The Chad Daybell Preliminary Hearing which started at 9 a.m. until a recess at around 10:30 a.m.

KTVB got reaction to the $1.3 million payout from the daughter of the man killed in the 2011 crash.

Idaho sunsets all regulations every year, and typically re-approves them as a matter of course…but not this year. The entire regulatory code has been cancelled, and the script has been flipped. If the governor wants to keep a regulation, state government must go through the normal approval process for a new rule. Bill Whittle has started packing his bags to move to a state where a conservative can make a fresh start.

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Casey Decker breaks down Idaho’s new Medicaid expansion and how the work requirements might meet challenges in court.