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Judge rules in Native voting rights case

JUNEAU - A federal judge on Monday ordered the state to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Native voters with limited English for the upcoming election. U.S.
Judge rules in Alaska Native voting rights case

...implement standards for voting materials for non-English speakers.A message seeking comment was left for an attorney for the plaintiffs. A spokeswoman with Alaska's Department of Law said the state was reviewing the decision.Gleason had asked...
Appeals court: Gay marriage legal in Idaho, Nevada

...previous 9th Circuit stay on marriages pending a U.S. Supreme Court appeal remains in place.Deborah Ferguson, attorney for the plaintiffs involved in Idaho's gay marriage lawsuit, said it's uncertain when licenses will be issued. While there...
Alaska pursues lawsuit over refuge land closures

...Conservation Act. The lawsuit was later amended to add the Alaska Professional Hunters Association as plaintiffs.Attorneys for the plaintiffs claim the closures impaired the state's ability to manage fish, wildlife and other resources and affected...
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Lawyers prepare clients for handling any Exxon payout

Lawyers are meeting with their clients in the Exxon Valdez oil spill case to ready them for any decision from the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the award of punitive damages.
Men suing priest for back child support

A Jesuit priest who impregnated two woman decades ago while working in rural Alaska is being sued by his two grown sons for child support and damages.
Lawsuit presses for changes in judicial nominations

ANCHORAGE - A lawsuit claiming attorneys have too much say in choosing Alaska judges has been filed in federal court and is set for a hearing in September.
Fixing Native trust account

WASHINGTON - An Indian trust fund that mismanaged billions of dollars over the past century can be put on solid footing within the next four years, President Bush's nominee to head the Bureau of Indian Affairs said Wednesday.
State must pay dividends to noncitizens

ANCHORAGE - A Superior Court judge says the state must pay Permanent Fund dividends to every immigrant in Alaska who is a permanent, legal resident of the United States - regardless of whether they are U.S. citizens.
Exxon ordered to pay $500M more for 1989 spill

ANCHORAGE - Exxon Mobil Corp. was ordered Monday to pay about $500 million in interest on punitive damages for the Exxon Valdez oil spill off Alaska, nearly doubling the payout to Alaska Natives, fishermen, business owners and others harmed by the 1989 disaster.


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