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Court says coal discharge into bay is illegal

...into Resurrection Bay at Seward, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a decision by U.S. District Court Judge Tim Burgess and ruled that coal dropped into the ocean by the...
Court agrees to review Roadless Rule

...from federal restrictions on road-building and timber harvests in "roadless" areas."The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday announced an 11-member panel will review a split decision rendered by a three-judge panel in March...
Alaska appeals court hears subsistence case

BETHEL - The Alaska Court of Appeals is considering a case involving western Alaska subsistence fishermen who are appealing their convictions of illegal king salmon...
Hunters' fight to bring polar bear trophies home

...decision was arbitrary, capricious, or contrary to law."Undeterred, the decision was appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals. In June 2013, a three-judge panel again ruled against Hershey and Kreider.Far from ready to give up, they...
Appeals court: Fairbanks officer's search was illegal

...along with the conviction of the resident, Isaac D. Siedentop.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Alaska Court of Appeals threw out the conviction because the officer's actions constituted an illegal search.Police said Siedentop was...
Gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts

...divide that the Supreme Court also could find difficult to resist settling."We're going to be racking up more courts of appeals decisions, and every one we get puts more pressure on the Supreme Court to weigh in," said Douglas NeJaime, a...
Lambda Legal representative provides 'State of the Union'

...nothing horrible happens ... a year and nothing has happened, and nothing bad is going to happen - that will impact courts of appeal," O'Kelley said. She mentioned a recent phenomenon following Washington's marriage equality legislation. At...
Huge advances for gay marriage in an eventful year

...the first ruling was issued at the level of the federal appellate courts. A 2-1 decision from the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Shelby that Utah's gay-marriage ban was unconstitutional.It's possible that in another year...
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Drink up, NYC willing to revisit the supersize-soda ban.The Court of Appeals found that the city Board of Health overstepped its...businesses and paternalistic toward consumers. Even a Court of Appeals judge, during arguments earlier this month, wondered...
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No-fly list ruled unconstitutional

...four military veterans.Initially, Brown said she couldn't rule on the case. In 2012, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals disagreed and sent the case back to her. Brown ruled in August that the 13 people challenging their presence on the...
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