Jim Jones


Idahoan Jim Jones has been there, done that. An officer in Vietnam, a multi-term attorney general and a State Supreme Court Justice. Jones is also a prolific writer and his latest work documents his in-country tour during the Vietnam War. Jones joins Idaho Matters to talk about Vietnam ... Can't Get You Out of My Mind.

On The Tuesday, June 18, 2019 Edition Of Idaho Matters

Jun 17, 2019

  • Emails demonstrate Canyon County jail officials' cooperation with ICE.
  • The Seven Devils Playwrights Conference workshops works in progress.
  • A former Idaho Supreme Court justice writes about his experiences during the Vietnam War.
  • The Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association to host First Annual Boise Mountain Bike Festival.

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A longtime state Attorney General and Idaho Supreme Court Justice will be honored Thursday by the Idaho Humanities Council.

Jim Jones

Before he was a member of the Idaho Supreme Court, Jim Jones was part of the biggest water fight in the Gem State’s modern history. Jones has a new book out that chronicles that time.

Jones was elected to the first of two terms as Idaho Attorney general in 1982. Not long after he started the job, the Idaho Supreme Court issued a decision that reversed 30 years of policy and essentially gave Idaho Power priority of control over much of the water in the Snake River.