Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill welcomes you to the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho. In 1891 James H. Beatty was appointed by President Harrison to become the first Federal Judge for the District of Idaho. We have a long and proud history rooted in our commitment to provide an impartial and accessible forum for the just, timely and economical resolution of legal proceedings within the jurisdiction of the Courts.
The District of Idaho has had 11 Article III Judges appointed by the President of the United States, with two of them currently presiding. In addition to our two Article III Judges, we have four Magistrate Judges assisting with our busy workload.