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High court won't block expansion

...Lawmakers sued after Walker announced he was going forward without their consent.On Friday, Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner denied the request from lawmakers to halt expansion while a lawsuit moves forward. The Alaska Supreme Court on Monday...
Medicaid moves forward

...Medicaid expansion effectively became a state option. But it took only 50 minutes on Friday for Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner to strike down an attempt by the Alaska Legislative Council, a body of the Alaska Legislature, to stop expansion...
Medicaid's big ruling is today

At noon today, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner will tell Alaskans if Medicaid expansion will take place as planned Sept. 1.After an hour and a half of oral arguments in an...
Judge rejects call to block Walker from expanding Medicaid state lawmakers to temporarily block Gov. Bill Walker from expanding Medicaid in Alaska.Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner denied the request by the Alaska Legislative Council to bar Walker from implementing Medicaid expansion until the...
Alaska Legislature's Medicaid gets court hearing Thursday

...a separation of powers issue.Oral arguments are set for 2:30 p.m. at the Anchorage courthouse before Judge Frank Pfiffner, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.Walker has said he stands firm on his decision to move ahead with expansion...
Alaska editorial: Best is needed

...Charles T. Huguelet, a Kenai Superior Court judge; Michael A. MacDonald, a Fairbanks Superior Court judge; Frank Pfiffner, an Anchorage Superior Court judge; Eric Smith, a Palmer Superior Court judge, and Terry L. Thurbon, Chief Administrative...
Prayers for Lawyers, Judges, Politicians

...last week's Red Mass, Gov. Sean Parnell, Alaska's Attorney General Daniel Sullivan and Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner each independently referred to St. Thomas More as the "King's good servant - but God's first" and how such...
High court hears arguments in parental notice case

...the initiative and making sponsors start over. Planned Parenthood was appealing a decision by Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner, who said the measure could appear before voters in the August primary. However, he ordered state officials to...
Alaska high court OKs abortion initiative as-is

...and the lower court had found the language in the ballot booklet misleading, Mittman said. Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner ordered state officials to write an accurate summary for the ballot. "Obviously, we are disappointed with the court's...
Wording on Alaska abortion initiative debated

...Basically a doctor who violates this law could get a $10 fine," Clarkson argued to Anchorage Superior Court Judge Frank Pfiffner. Feldman responded that wasn't realistic for a "felony exposure." The lawyers also argued over what Feldman...


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