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Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters

EWELL, Md. - William Smith Dize's life revolved around water. The boat captain worked the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and when he wasn't operating a boat, he was working on them and around the dock.
Alaska Editorial: Supreme Court decision expands tribal jurisdiction

...non-Native alike. According to the state Attorney General's office, their interpretation of the decision is that state courts may yet have authority to intervene in child custody cases - but not until the families have exhausted the remedies of the...
High court orders redistricting plan be redrawn

...Michael White, an attorney for the redistricting board, said Friday that he was still analyzing the decision and that the court may have misconstrued or overlooked some key facts.He said the board will have to decide whether it wants to ask the court...
Bill nails fraudulent PFD filers

...submitted fraudulent applications. Under current law, if the state takes a person to court for permanent-fund fraud, the court may assess a fine of up to $5,000, but the department itself cannot impose a fine. "Unless it has been really egregious...
Legal opinions vary on state oil tax freeze

...have granted fiscal certainty without having a clause like this before," he said. This is a matter the Alaska Supreme Court may have to sort out, said Sen. Hollis French, D-Anchorage. He and the attorney general said they expect the contract...
Court ruling makes forced medication harder to enact

...require an independent judicial determination of an incompetent mental patient's best interests before the superior court may authorize a facility like API to treat the patient with psychotropic drugs," the ruling states. Myers sued to prevent...
Greenpeace propaganda

...and using an emotional scene in its propaganda film against seal hunting which "is undoubtedly false" (Oslo Municipal Court May, 1992) in neutral Norway. Greenpeace had sued filmmaker Magnus Gudmundsson because of "Survival in the High North...
High court considers disputed Senate race

...not have adequate time to fully investigate the concerns. They say it's wrong to simply dismiss the allegations. The court may not have the final say. Miller's spokesman said he will evaluate his legal options each step of the way, including...
Judge denies injunction in election lawsuit

...moot point, depending on how many votes are cast with a correctly spelled name. As for ballots with misspellings, "A court may be the final arbitrator," he said. Beistline was assigned the case after Judge John Sedwick recused himself, citing...
Supreme Court: State may be liable in 1992 plane crash

...judicial oversight, and activities which are not uniquely military and do not require military expertise, which civilian courts may review," Matthews wrote. Matthews was joined in his dissent by Justice Robert L. Eastaugh. While the court majority...


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