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Drug court: Hard cases, some success

...District Judge Marco Hernandez in Portland, preside over re-entry court hearings that take place every other Thursday. Chief Judge Ann Aiken oversees a separate re-entry court program in Eugene.The idea behind the program is to provide a more...
Surveillance and the FISA court

...grant the chief justice the power to make only one of 13 appointments to the FISA court, giving a similar power to the chief judge of each of our 12 federal courts of appeal. FISA judges should be randomly assigned to three-member panels when confronting...
Charges against Clark formally dropped

...Clark's sentencing, which had been scheduled for Friday, was also canceled. The order was signed Wednesday by Chief Judge Ralph Beistline on behalf of Judge John Sedwick, who heard Clark's original guilty plea in 2008. Also on Wednesday...
Sen. Murkowski bill would divvy up 9th Circuit

...overwhelmingly opposed to any split, with only three of our 24 active judges in favor of a restructuring," said 9th Circuit Chief Judge Mary Schroeder in a press announcement several weeks ago. The 9th Circuit - based in San Francisco but spanning nine...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...granted a motion to reconsider an opinion he had earlier issued, which he then reversed. Abner Mikva, the former chief judge of the D.C. Circuit, writes in the report's foreword: ``I remember at least two occasions where co-panelist...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...nudists get cold.'' Anchorage's Ship Creek Silver Salmon Derby is a little more urban than Juneau's Golden North. Chief Judge Tim Rardin once moved fishermen down creek while police recovered a drowning victim. Another time, he asked anglers...
Judge denies trial move for Weyhrauch

...Weyhrauch to move his corruption trial from Anchorage to Juneau was denied in a written ruling by U.S. District Court Chief Judge John Sedwick. Anchorage has a larger jury pool and a larger courthouse that is more equipped to accommodate a change...
Court won't reconsider Exxon ruling

...a charted reef and spilled 11 million gallons of crude oil. "It is time for this protracted litigation to end," Chief Judge Mary Schroeder and Judge Andrew Kleinfeld wrote in a 2-1 decision in December after the case reached the appeals court...
This Day in History

...ask for punitive tariffs on U.S. imports. NBC's "Today" show celebrated its golden anniversary. In 2006, the chief judge in Saddam Hussein's trial (Rizgar Mohammed Amin) submitted his resignation (he was succeeded by Raouf Rasheed Abdel-Rahman...

...S. Partnership: An Alaska Perspective." April 11: Justice Phillip Rapoza, Massachusetts Court of Appeals and Chief Judge, International War Crimes Tribunal, "East Timor, War and Peace in East Timor;" April 25: "Tuesday Night Travelogue...
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