New ruling on protective orders for Alaska Native tribes

...encouraged to register protection orders with the state court system."While not required for enforcement, registration...address problems in rural Alaska than the traditional court system."We have such a diversity in Alaska," he said...
My Turn: New trade pact gives corporations power to define laws

...lawyers. These provisions extend extraordinary new rights and privileges to corporations that allow them to bypass court systems in the United States and undermine our sovereign right to govern ourselves.Importantly, the "fast track" bill...
Budget cuts mean state courts will close for two extra days in FY16

...government shuts down, the Alaska Court System will stay open. On Tuesday, however, the court system said it won't escape budget cuts...court on those days.In an email, court system spokeswoman Mara Rabinowitz said...
Group continues effort to get setnet ban on 2016 ballot

...argument in the case was requested and likely will be scheduled in August or later, according to a case manager for the court system.A decision is also pending on a request from Resources for All Alaskans, a fishing and resources advocacy group...
My Turn: Time to revisit rural education

...housing through CIRI.Because few Alaskan leaders shared Gov. Hammond's vision for rural education in the 1970s, the court system made some education decisions for us. Rural public education inequity resulted in a suit, Tobeluk v. Lind, which...
Plaintiffs decide against appeal in Alaska fishing case

...consensus of lawyers, fishermen and tribal leaders that the court system is not the best avenue for protecting subsistence rights...issue might be a matter better suited for the federal court system, although no such action is imminent at this point...
State | AK legislature
Dog-loving lawmakers' bill addresses pet custody in divorces

...pets on the list of items to have taken from the perpetrator and brought to them.That's on a form provided by the court system. The bill would add it to the law. According to information provided by Legislative Research Services, at least 27...
It's about time, victims and families deserve better

...restitution in a timely manner. In addition, juvenile delinquency legal proceedings will move more efficiently in the court system and save the state treasury costs.In conclusion, DJJ's mission and duty to hold juvenile offenders accountable...
Alaska lawmakers divided on public spending for art

...director.In her sponsor statement, Gattis wrote that the transportation and education department, along with the court system, spent a combined $9.1 million as a result of the art program from 2004 to 2013.Those testifying in opposition...
State | AK legislature
Cyber-watchful parent stops Facebook hookup

...either. The Public Defender Agency does not typically comment on their cases until they have progressed further in the court system. ? Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at


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