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Katie John ruling wins Native leaders' approval

...Sean Parnell rekindled a long-standing subsistence battle last year by asking the Supreme Court to review the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that gives the federal government control over hunting and fishing on navigable waters on state-owned...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-01/katie-john-ruling-wins-native-leaders-a
Local
Alaska wins roadless rule case on appeal

...step closer to being exempt from the federal roadless rule once again.In a 2-1 decision Wednesday, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a 2011 ruling and reinstated an exemption that had been in place between 2003 and 2011.While...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-27/alaska-wins-roadless-rule-case-appeal
Local
Empire Editorial: Economies, like species, must evolve or die

...again exempt from the Roadless Rule.The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 this week to reinstate exempt...what the District Court will do, but the fact the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals returned it is a positive sign. It's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-30/empire-editorial-economies-species-mu
Opinion
Juneau lawmakers weigh in on same-sex marriage

...federal court cases directly challenging Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage, but there is an appeal before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Nevada - a federal court with jurisdiction over Alaska district courts - that challenges Nevada's...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-27/juneau-lawmakers-weigh-same-sex-marriag
State | AK legislature
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...selling $2.7 billion in petroleum leases off Alaska's northwest coast in 2008.A three-member panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a split decision that the Minerals Management Service, now the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-23/judges-say-arctic-offshore-lease-sale-w
State | AK legislature
Judge dismisses charges in 'sniff test' case

...defense attacked the credibility of Young and his skill at detecting marijuana by smelling it. The issue reached the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and judges sent the case back to Alaska, where a judge ruled that Young had testified truthfully.However...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-31/judge-dismisses-charges-sniff-test-case
State
Questions remain for same-sex couples after DOMA

...Interim Executive Director Joshua Decker said there are currently two court cases out of Nevada and Hawaii before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington and other areas of jurisdiction) challenging...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-04/questions-remain-same-sex-couples-after
Local
Appeals court affirms oil company polar bear rules

...Tuesday that backed U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rules on harassment of the animals.A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the agency correctly issued rules that provide legal protection to oil companies if small numbers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-08-22/appeals-court-affirms-oil-company-polar
State
Groups appeal air permit for Shell Arctic drilling

...tricks to reduce the measured impact." Earthjustice attorney Colin O'Brien said.The eight groups asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to intervene and send the permit back to the EPA for reconsideration.The appeal was expected. A similar...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-05-17/groups-appeal-air-permit-shell-arctic-d
State
Court temporarily halts Alaska rail extension

...parroted" the purpose and need for the project articulated by the Alaska Railroad Corp.The dissent, written by 9th Circuit Court Judge Carlos Bea, said the petitioners had failed, in his opinion, to exhaust their request for a stay before...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-10-03/court-temporarily-halts-alaska-rail-ext
State

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