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State high court rejects Native hiring preference ordinance

...court ruled that that government can't discriminate on the basis of national origin or race in hiring people," said Ken Covell, a Fairbanks attorney representing plaintiffs denied jobs. Justices said Native Americans have no unique legal status...

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Appeals court rejects borough hiring preference ordinance

...Native American. In the lawsuit, he asked for the job plus back wages. "We are very pleased with the decision," said Ken Covell, Malabed's attorney. His client plans to seek damages, he said. Two Caucasians also filed suit. Morris David Welch...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...for more than three years. Malabed, who has lived in Barrow 14 years, is of Filipino descent. Malabed's lawyer, Ken Covell of Fairbanks, said if the borough didn't appeal, the case could be settled, or it could go to trial to determine...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/041399/Loc_preferences.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...applied and that the borough didn't have any legal authority to enact such an ordinance,'' said Fairbanks lawyer Ken Covell, who represents three non-Natives who challenged the law. Borough attorney Todd Sherwood declined to read anything...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081300/Loc_native.shtml
Federal court seeks guidance on Native-hire law

...applied and that the borough didn't have any legal authority to enact such an ordinance,'' said Fairbanks lawyer Ken Covell, who represents three non-Natives who challenged the law. Borough attorney Todd Sherwood declined to read anything...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081300/Loc_native.html
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Former basketball player convicted

...Fairbanks jury Friday of conspiracy and possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Defense attorney Ken Covell said Smith likely will appeal the verdict. Smith, who played for UAF from 2002 through 2005, maintains his innocence...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/021708/reg_247904537.shtml
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