Appeals court affirms conviction of woman in hot sauce case

...of Appeals acknowledged potential problems with what constitutes "reasonable parental discipline" under the ordinance.But judges say jurors weren't asked to decide if Beagley used unreasonable discipline but whether she even engaged in discipline or mistreated...
Judge finds Greenpeace USA in contempt

...Arctic Ocean for Shell or face fines ramping up each day until it does.An annoyed-looking Alaska U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason imposed a fine of $2,500 per hour beginning at 10 a.m. Alaska Time Thursday on Greenpeace until the 13...
Douglas L Gregg

...he retired after 40 years of legal practice, then presiding Judge Larry Weeks remarked, "If more attorneys practiced law the...the years either as partners or other colleagues, have echoed Judge Weeks' remarks.Lily and Doug celebrated their 45th wedding...
Today In Sports History for July 31

...loses to Rafael Lozano of Spain under the new electronic scoring system used at the Summer Olympics, even though all five judges credit him with more blows than his opponent as did five jury members used as a backup in case the computer failed.1994...
Officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

...cheers and clapped when Tensing's bail was set at $1 million, drawing the ire of Judge Megan Shanahan."Ladies and gentlemen! This is a courtroom," the judge said sharply.Tensing also pleaded not guilty to a charge of voluntary manslaughter...
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Doctor gets prison for Medicaid fraud

...tampering with evidence. He had pleaded guilty to both crimes in December, reported The Alaska Dispatch News.Superior Court Judge Philip Volland said he believed that a penalty including only probation and restitution would not be sufficient punishment for...
Alaska Science Forum: Red-backed voles climb into science literature

...looks like it's been chopped in half. "No red-backed vole fossil would be associated with climbing. It shows you can't judge an animal's behavior by looking at it physically."In the column I wrote in 2006, biologist Ian van Tets offered a few...
Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...arguments. The en banc court, which means all 9th Circuit judges heard the case, found the 2003 exemption invalid because before the D.C. District Court will be successful." Judge Alex Kozinski wrote in his dissenting opinion: "... We are...
Federal judge rejects state stance on ANWR

Alaska U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason has dealt the State of Alaska another setback in efforts to conduct exploration of the Arctic National Wildlife...
Father of James Holmes thought 'he might be depressed'

...his moral culpability, so much so that capital punishment would not due justice.Death sentences must be unanimous, and the judge has explained to jurors that their decision will be highly personal.So the defense has a two-fold task during this phase...
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