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High court: State has duty to protect inmates

...injury is serious and prison officials would have to know of an "immediate, identifiable, and specific danger."The high court said that bar is too high. Mattox presented enough information to "raise a factual question as to the foreseeability...
Court: Alaska tribe should settle own dispute over leadership

...constitution dictates the establishment of a tribal court that would resolve the dispute. The court agreed with a November high court ruling that it did not have the jurisdiction to determine who should govern. Fifer's group appealed the lower court...
Katie John ruling wins Native leaders' approval

...heralding a U.S. Supreme Court decision to not review a legal case about subsistence fishing and hunting rights.The high court on Monday declined to hear the state's petition in the lawsuit State of Alaska v. Sally Jewell, known widely as one...
My Turn: Depriving Alaskans of the democratic process

...reluctant to grant TROs. And, persons subject to TROs and preliminary injunctions have an immediate right of review to a higher court. Additionally, they have the right to appeal to the very judge who issued the TRO or injunction within 48 hours of...
New coalition says corporations aren't people

...trying to raise the nation's consciousness in the hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn a 2010 decision. The high court ruled that corporations, unions and other entities had a free-speech right to raise and spend unlimited amounts of...
Supreme Court declines to review Montana gun law

...second time to review a Montana law that exempts from federal regulation guns that are made and kept in the state.The high court denied a petition from Montana Attorney General Tim Fox to review prior court rulings against the state law.Fox said...
Alaska Supreme Court eyes abortion notification

...minors to get abortions if they go before a judge or get a notarized statement saying they were abused.The state's high court heard oral arguments Wednesday on the issue, the Anchorage Daily News reported.A Superior Court judge ruled in a 2012...
State | AK legislature
Italy appeals court upholds murder conviction against US student Amanda Knox

...conviction is confirmed.Lawyers for Knox and her co-defendant, Raphael Sollecito, vowed to appeal to Italy's highest court, a process that will take at least another year and drag out a legal saga that has divided court watchers in three...
Supreme Court rejects Kohring appeal

...The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a former Alaska state representative convicted of corruption.The high court in a one-line statement Monday said it would not review the case of Wasilla Republican Vic Kohring, the Anchorage...
State | AK legislature
License perk for same-sex partners rejected

...violate equal protection if one reads a 2005 Alaska Supreme Court case as extending only to employment benefits. If the high court widens its holding, there might be an equal protection issue, she said.The Supreme Court has not yet weighed in on...
State | AK legislature


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