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Attorneys don't buy state's argument on land-into-trust lawsuit

...system from Alaska this century.Back in Alaska, few believe the state will win. After the state appealed a federal district court decision upholding the right of Alaska Natives to put land into federal trust, the Juneau Empire contacted leading...
My Turn: 'Indian Country' would succeed where state failed

...with interest the discussion about creating tribal trust lands (Indian Country) in Alaska. Two years ago, the Federal District Court ruled in favor of the tribes and the state of Alaska appealed. The issue remains undecided until the appeal is...
Marijuana ruling disappoints advocates

...hold a fact-finding hearing last year that included expert testimony marked the first time in decades that a federal district court judge seriously considered marijuana's classification on constitutional grounds. Judges have generally accepted...
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UCIDA pres.: Maw doesn't oppose state-managed fisheries

...a manner consistent with the MSA, and effectively defaulted to State management."The suit is was heard in federal District Court in Anchorage last year. Judge Timothy Burgess ruled against UCIDA, which is currently appealing the decision...
State | AK legislature
Parents sue company after son's avalanche death

...snow safety.An earlier lawsuit was filed in state court in February, and the venue has since been moved to federal District Court.Alaska Heliskiing is expected to respond to the lawsuit by Aug. 20.After their son's death, the Dodovs...
Lambda Legal representative provides 'State of the Union' some in Guam and Puerto Rico. "We are now at the point where we have an unbroken streak of 20 wins in federal district courts," O'Kelley said to applause from the audience.O'Kelley offered her view on the future of legislation...
Senator proposes striking same-sex marriage ban

...the country strike down similar bans on same-sex marriage. Geraghty said he would not make decisions based on federal district court decisions that still had to be reviewed by appellate courts and perhaps the U.S. Supreme Court, which he expected...
State | AK legislature
AG to keep defending same-sex marriage ban

...federal courts around the country strike down similar bans.Geraghty said he will not make his decisions based on federal district court decisions that still must be reviewed by appellate courts and perhaps the U.S. Supreme Court, which he expects...
State | AK legislature
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...far more widespread in petroleum-rich Arctic Ocean underwater deposits.The panel ordered the case back to federal District Court, where a trial judge could order the correction of the environmental review.The lawsuit was filed by 15 environmental...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Park decision deserves appeal

...and hovercrafts from state-owned waterways that run through Alaska's national parks and preserves. A senior federal district court judge last week upheld the federal agency's authority to do soWhile the state's batting average in such suits...


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