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Greenpeace wants Shell's lawsuit over protest dismissed

ANCHORAGE - Attorneys for Greenpeace Inc. say Royal Dutch Shell PLC has demonstrated no harm from environmental protesters who boarded a ship carrying...
Lawmakers approve $100K for LIO lawsuit

...R-Kodiak, said in a previous Empire report.The Legislature was served with one today. The suit, filed March 31 by Anchorage attorney James B. Gottstein, seeks to nullify the the 10-year lease. Gottstein, who owns the Alaska Building neighboring...
State | AK legislature
Shell seeks order to remove protesters from rig

ANCHORAGE - Attorneys for Royal Dutch Shell PLC on Tuesday sued in federal court to remove six Greenpeace activists who boarded a vessel carrying an...
Public defender offices will remain intact

...included a possible plan to phase out state Public Defender Agency attorneys outside of Anchorage, and require the Anchorage attorneys to travel to represent court-appointed clients throughout the rest of the state.The information was taken directly...
State | Local | AK legislature
Concerns raised about marijuana law

...on indigenous people over the years. He worries legalized pot may lead to more use and abuse.Matt Singer, an Anchorage attorney who has researched the law, said it won't change drug-free workplace policies but said employers will have...
Juneau School District hires special investigator for hazing case

An Anchorage attorney has signed on to help the Juneau School District investigate an incident in which incoming high school freshmen were allegedly...
Court ruling a victory for gay couples

...rights, opportunities, and protection under the law."Peter Renn, an attorney with Lambda Legal who worked with Anchorage attorney Eric Croft representing Harris, said the state cannot deny "the rights and responsibilities assigned to marriage...
Alaska appeals court hears subsistence case

...failed to weigh their spiritual right to fish for king salmon before imposing tight restrictions.The fishermen's Anchorage attorney, James J. Davis, said the state had a duty to accommodate the fishermen's religious beliefs. That defense...
Judge invalidates part of statewide school funding mechanism

...appeal options.The Ketchikan Gateway Borough attorney's office referred questions Monday to Louisiana Cutler, an Anchorage attorney hired for the lawsuit. Cutler's office said she was unavailable this week, and Cutler didn't immediately return...
In Alaska village, banishment helps keep peace

...communities because no one tracks them."We like to think that we have the right to travel wherever we want," said Anchorage attorney Wayne Anthony Ross, who former Gov. Sarah Palin nominated for Alaska attorney general in 2009. "On the other...


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