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Appeals court upholds ruling against access road's environmental review

...Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a previous ruling that prevents construction on a highly debated access road project.Circuit Judge Mary M. Schroeder opined that the Juneau Access Improvement Project failed to consider alternatives for improving...
Huge advances for gay marriage in an eventful year

...relationships of its gay and lesbian citizens," he wrote.MAYLate in the afternoon of Friday, May 9, a county circuit judge in Little Rock struck down Arkansas' 10-year-old ban on gay marriages.A week passed before Judge Chris Piazza's...
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Couples challenging Alaska gay-marriage ban

...federal courts around the country strike down similar bans.The Alaska lawsuit was filed three days after a county circuit judge in Arkansas late Friday tossed out the 2004 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, along with a 1997...
Court hears appeal from Alaskan on death row

...a fair chance to have a jury, instead of a judge, determine his sentence after he pleaded guilty to the murder. Circuit Judge Warren G. Johnson of Deadwood sentenced Piper to death for the brutal beating, torture and slaying of Chester Poage...
Delayed curtain

...yet at least in terms of momentum it appears that it could soon be all over but for the shouting and the pouting. A circuit judge had ruled that state election law plainly mandates that all returns from last week's election had to be handed in...
Split the 9th Circuit: Overburdened court hampers delivery of justice

...Congress hasn't acted. The issue hasn't had much attention in recent years, but it came up again this week when 9th Circuit Judge Andrew Kleinfeld spoke in Fairbanks. The 9th Circuit rules on cases from nine Western states, including Alaska...
My turn: Not worth the high court's time

...liberties. It's the American way. He lost at the trial level but won a resounding victory last March in the 9th Circuit. Judge Andrew J. Kleinfeld spoke for a three-judge panel of the court. The law on student speech, he said, "is so...
State election plan gets the go-ahead - for now

...three-judge panel.She denied the TRO, and requested the appointment of a three-judge panel.Later Friday, Chief Circuit Judge Alex of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals appointed the three-judge panel ? and named himself to the panel. Also...
Congress protests pledge ruling

...nation under Buddha every morning. The Christian community would go crazy. It's the same thing to an atheist." Circuit Judge Alfred T. Goodwin said leading schoolchildren in a pledge that says the United States is "one nation under God...
Sen. Murkowski bill would divvy up 9th Circuit statement Tuesday. The appeals court handles more cases than any other circuit. But Robert Boochever, a 9th Circuit judge who previously worked as a federal attorney in Juneau and served as a chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, has...


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