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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...
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...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...crisis, in Kosovo, the contempt citation did not seem to have jarred him from his habit of rearranging the truth. Chief Judge Susan Webber Wright's order brought fresh common sense to a debate stale with obfuscation and inflated rhetoric...
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...
State Appeals Court upholds long sentence

...rulings on these matters, and we further conclude that Scholes's sentence is not excessive," Mannheimer wrote.Chief Judge Robert G. Coats, Joel H. Bolger and Mannheimer considered the appeal, with Mannheimer writing the opinion. It was...
Court clerk: Miller checked before hiring wife

...that Miller inquired about hiring his wife and was initially advised that it would be OK. But Hansbraugh says that the chief judge of the district told Miller a few months later that it might violate federal anti-nepotism laws, and in December...
Regional News
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...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...long legal trail that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates pledges to follow to its end, bitter or not. Jackson appointed Chief Judge Richard A. Posner of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago to mediate a settlement. Since November, Posner, a...
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...


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