Idaho Supreme Court Justice Eismann to retire this fall

Posted at 1:49 PM, Apr 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 16:28:58-04

Idaho Supreme Court Justice Daniel Eismann says he will retire this fall -- after more than sixteen years on the state's highest court.

Eismann has served in the state's judiciary for three decades, first as a magistrate judge in Owyhee County and later as a district judge in Ada County. He joined the high court in 2000, after defeating incumbent Cathy Silak in a highly contentious and partisan race.

Eismann was unopposed in both the 2006 and 2012 elections. Because Eismann is retiring on August 31 of this year -- before his term would normally expire, in January 2019  -- Idaho Governor "Butch" Otter will be able to name Eismann's replacement.

The governor will pick from a list of two to four candidates selected by the Idaho Judicial Council. The seat will then come up for election in May 2018.

(by Associated Press)