Joel D. Horton

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Joel D. Horton
Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court
In office
September 18, 2007 – December 31, 2018
Appointed byButch Otter
Preceded byLinda Copple Trout
Succeeded byGregory W. Moeller
Judge for the Ada County Court[1]
In office
1996 – 2007[1]
Magistrate Judge for the Ada County Court[1]
In office
1994 – 1996[1]
Personal details
Born
Joel David Horton

(1959-10-30) October 30, 1959 (age 60)
Nampa, Idaho
Spouse(s)Carolyn Minder
EducationUniversity of Washington (BS)
University of Idaho (JD)

Joel David Horton (born October 30, 1959) is an American lawyer and retired judge from Idaho. He is a former justice of the Idaho Supreme Court, appointed in 2007.[1][2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Nampa, Idaho, Horton lived in Lewiston as a youth and later in Boise; he graduated from Borah High School in Boise in 1977.[4] He attended the University of Washington in Seattle and received a B.A. in political science in 1982. Horton then attended the University of Idaho in Moscow and received his J.D. from its College of Law in 1985.[1]

Career[edit]

A district judge in Boise, Horton was appointed to the state's highest court thirteen years ago by Governor Butch Otter in September 2007 to fill the vacancy of the retiring Linda Copple Trout.[3][5] He narrowly retained his seat in the statewide election (50.1%) in May 2008,[6][7][8] but was re-elected by a wide margin (65.8%) six years later in 2014.[9][10][11]

In June 2018, Horton announced he would retire at the end of December.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Supreme Court Justices (Archived)". State of Idaho. Archived from the original on March 11, 2018. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Horton named to Idaho Supreme Court". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). September 19, 2007. p. 4A.
  3. ^ a b Russell, Betsy Z. (September 19, 2007). "Idaho gets new high court justice". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. B7.
  4. ^ "Four senior scholars place in Nat'l Merit". Borah Senator. (Boise, Idaho). (Borah High School). October 13, 1976. p. 3.
  5. ^ "Horton named to Idaho Supreme Court". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). September 19, 2007. p. 4A.
  6. ^ Meyer, Greg (March 16, 2010). "Bradbury says the 'good old boy network' needs to change". Lewiston, Idaho: KLEW-TV. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  7. ^ Russell, Betsy Z. (July 22, 2009). "Idaho justices grill lawyer for former justice candidate". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  8. ^ "Primary election results". State of Idaho. May 27, 2008. Archived from the original on April 16, 2009. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "Joel Horton". Ballotpedia. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  10. ^ Stovall, Scott (May 20, 2014). "Election Results for May 20, 2014 Idaho Primary". Lewiston, Idaho: KLEW-TV. Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  11. ^ "Primary election results". State of Idaho. May 22, 2014. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  12. ^ "Idaho Supreme Court justice to retire after 24 years in judiciary". Idaho Press. (Nampa). June 29, 2018. Retrieved September 25, 2018.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Linda Copple Trout
Associate Justice of the Idaho Supreme Court
2007–2018
Succeeded by
Gregory W. Moeller