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Thumbs up to Anchorage Superior Court Judge John Suddock and his Friday ruling upholding an emergency order that allowed independent gubernatorial Bill Walker and former...
Judge sides with state in ballot lawsuit

...and ruled against a lawsuit that challenged the merged campaigns of two candidates in the governor's race.Anchorage Superior Court Judge John Suddock ruled that an emergency order issued by Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell that allowed the merger...
State to appeal setnet initiative ruling

...would be a prohibited resource appropriation not allowed under the Alaska Constitution.In July, however, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Catherine Easter overturned Treadwell's decision, and ordered the lieutenant governor to certify the...
State, plaintiffs prepare ballot-lawsuit arguments

...Alaska statutes are silent on how to fill vacancies left by the withdrawal of a no-party candidate.Last week, Anchorage Superior Court Judge John Suddock allowed the merged campaigns to intervene on behalf of the state. Suddock will preside over...
New chief medical examiner named

...submitting to five years of probation for chemical dependency. His medical license is no longer restricted.Retired Anchorage Superior Court judge Elaine Andrews said Zientek's past could be fair game for defense attorneys to undermine his findings...
Prisoner sentenced for corrections officer assault

...Winslow.Coven in January was convicted of two counts of felony assault for the attack on Winslow.On Thursday, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Sen Tan sentenced Coven and declined a recommendation by Coven's attorney to mitigate the sentence because...
Planned Parenthood suing over Alaska abortion regulation

...constitutes a "medically necessary" abortion for purposes of receiving Medicaid funding.The lawsuit, filed in Anchorage Superior Court, seeks to have the regulations struck down as unconstitutional and to block the state from enforcing them...
Anchorage man gets 42 years for abusing minor

...District Attorney's office says in a release that 33-year-old Jared Kowalski was sentenced last week by Anchorage Superior Court Judge Larry Card.A jury convicted Kowalski of four counts of sexual abuse of a minor after a two-week trial...
Alaska Digest an acquaintance, who found the body the next month. Padgett's sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 21 in Anchorage Superior Court. Sharon Marshall, who prosecuted the case for the state attorney general's office, said Padgett faces a...
Court leaves cruise tax on August ballot

...claiming the state Division of Elections wrongly certified them. The case was appealed after a February ruling in Anchorage Superior Court sent against the plaintiffs. Justices did not explain the order released Thursday. Noting short deadlines for...


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