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Jury deliberates after cop killer pleads the Fifth

The jury hearing the wrongful death civil lawsuit against the city of Hoonah began deliberations Friday after the city called its last witness: John Nick Marvin Jr., the man convicted of shooting and killing two Hoonah police officers in 2010.
Jury picked in civil case over Hoonah officer deaths

Two years ago, John Nicholas Marvin Jr. was convicted for shooting and killing two Hoonah police officers in 2010. Now, a jury will decide whether the city of Hoonah is also liable for their deaths.
Gun shop trial re-scheduled for May

The trial against a Juneau gun shop owner accused of selling guns "off the books" has been rescheduled.
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...
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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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...
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.


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