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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Idaho|
|Appointed by:||George H.W. Bush|
|Active:||11/27/1989 - Present|
|Chief:||1992 - 1999|
|Preceded by:||Marion Callister|
|Home State:||Caldwell, ID|
|Bachelors:||College of Idaho, B.A., 1957|
|Law School:||U. of Idaho, LL.B., 1961|
Edward J. Lodge is an Article III federal judge for the United States District Court for the District of Idaho. He joined the court in 1989 after being nominated by President George H.W. Bush
Early life and education
Lodge graduated from the College of Idaho with his Bachelor's Degree in 1957 and later graduated from the University of Idaho with his Law Degree in 1961.
Lodge was a private practice attorney licensed in the State of Idaho from 1960 to 1963 before becoming a Probate Judge in the Canyon County from 1963 to 1965. In 1965, Lodge became a district court judge for the Idaho State District Court from 1965 to 1988.
District of Idaho
Lodge became a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Idaho from 1988 to 1989 before later that year being elevated in the ranks of the federal judiciary. Lodge was nominated by President George Bush on October 30, 1989 to a seat vacated by Marion Callister as Callister assumed senior status. Lodge was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on November 21, 1989 on unanimous consent and received commission on November 27, 1989. Lodge served as the chief judge of the court from 1992 to 1999.
A notable case on this page needs to be updated.
Idaho charter schools
| United States District Court for the District of Idaho|
*Nampa Classical Academy v. Goesling Case No. CV09-427-S-EJL
|Judge Lodge on May 17, 2010, dismissed a lawsuit filed against the State of Idaho by a charter school that planned to use the Bible as part of a test. The judge found that requirements sought by the charter school violated the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution on the basis of separating church and state. Attorneys representing the charter school made no indication if they will appeal the ruling.|
|Federal judicial offices|
|District of Idaho
|Magistrate judges||Candy Dale • Mikel H. Williams • Ronald E. Bush •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|