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Appeals court sides with Alaska on roadless rule

JUNEAU - A divided federal appeals court panel has sided with the state of Alaska in reversing a decision...had found the decision to be arbitrary and capricious.The appeals court panel sent the matter back to the District Court to determine...
Empire Editorial: Internet providers need utility-like treatment

We like Google. We like Netflix. We'd like to keep enjoying them.Last month, a federal appeals court ruled that American Internet providers aren't utilities under federal law. This wrongheaded decision must be repaired by legislation...
Appeals court reinstates BP shareholders' lawsuit

ANCHORAGE - A federal appeals court on Thursday reinstated a shareholders lawsuit filed against BP...Prudhoe Bay to 200,000 gallons a day for several weeks.The appeals court said shareholders adequately argued about the falsity of some...
Italy appeals court upholds murder conviction against US student Amanda Knox

FLORENCE, Italy - An appeals court in Florence on Thursday upheld the guilty verdict against U.S. student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend for the 2007 murder...
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

ANCHORAGE - A federal appeals court Wednesday ruled in favor of environmental groups that claimed the federal government conducted a flawed environmental review before...
State | AK legislature
Appeals court reinstates charges in fishing case

...of the economy and well-being of the state."The appeals court, in its ruling, agreed, saying, the Board of Fisheries...Sealaska is a regional Native corporation.Strong said the appeals court decision notes that the Board of Fisheries has for decades...
State | Local
Alaska Scientist reprimanded over emails settles case

...reprimanded Monnett for improper release of emails that an Interior Department official said were cited by a federal appeals court in decisions to vacate agency approval of an oil and gas company's Arctic exploration plan.While Monnett returned...
Native leaders upset by effort to overturn ruling

...Circuit Court of Appeals. The state contends the appeals court improperly upheld Interior Department rules the ruling against the state this past July by the appeals court.Knowles said it would be a smarter show of leadership...
Parnell: Alaskans have never been so well-positioned

...and others.I say that because now based upon the doctrines that have arisen under Katie John I, II and III at the appeals court level, not at the Supreme Court level. This last court just said because of the kind of questionable precedent of...
Supreme Court will take up new health law dispute

...burdens Hobby Lobby and Mardel's rights under" the law.In its Supreme Court brief, the administration said the appeals court ruling was wrong and, if allowed to stand, would make the law "a sword used to deny employees of for-profit commercial...


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