District Local Rule Civ 40.1 (Civil) [v. 2]
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Civil and criminal cases will be assigned by the Clerk to the respective judges of the Court by lot. If it appears to the Court that a case has been improperly assigned to a division of the Court for any reason, the Court may, in its discretion, reassign the case to the correct division without prior notice.

Death penalty and pro se cases are assigned on a rotating basis founded upon workload and relative assignment of a companion case.


28 U.S.C. § 137
Fed R. Civ. P. 40
General Order 324

See also Dist. Idaho L. Rule 3.1 (Venue)