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Former House speaker Hastert to plead guilty The latter could be an option Hastert prefers, allowing him to get the process over with fast.Hastert's lead attorney, Thomas C. Green, has argued that allegations in the media of past sexual misconduct - which he blamed on government...
Nation and World
Court strikes down possible payments to athletes

...the amateur status of collegiate athletes and affirmed these are students, not employees."Michael Hausfeld, the lead attorney for the plaintiffs, said in a statement that the ruling confirms the NCAA and its members are a "price-fixing cartel...
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Attorneys don't buy state's argument on land-into-trust lawsuit

...the case makes it to the Supreme Court, two familiar faces will take center stage. Heather Kendall-Miller, the lead attorney for the Native American Rights Fund on this case, also argued the Venetie case, the last major Alaska Native decision...
Shell gets OK for Arctic drilling

...Federal courts have twice ordered the environmental analysis to be revised.Earthjustice attorney Erik Grafe, the lead attorney in the lawsuit, said Tuesday the environmental analysis remains flawed. The Interior Department, he said, published...
State | AK legislature
Trial scheduled in voting rights case

...informed of, and participate effectively in, voting-connected activities," the state contends.Natalie Landreth, lead attorney in the case with the Native American Rights Fund, said if the state provides written material in English, the law...
Playing TAPS

...become political footballs, however. Parnell is running for reelection this year and is opposed by Bill Walker, lead attorney for the City of Valdez, which is deeply engaged in the TAPS value dispute.No matter what figure the assessment board...
Appeals court halts gay marriages in Alaska

...Idaho, I don't really see how they are going to get a stay from the Supreme Court," said Allison Mendel, the lead attorney for five gay couples who sued to overturn Alaska's ban on gay marriage.The Supreme Court did issue a temporary...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...Semi-organized chaos is what Doug Mertz saw when he reached Valdez. Mertz was the Alaska Department of Law's lead attorney on oil spills and his job was to organize the state's collection of evidence on the damage caused by the oil...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...of Proof appears to be just a cynical ploy calculated to raise diversionary issues on appeal.'' David Boies, the lead attorney on the case for the government, told the judge at the time that while a three-way plan was interesting, it would...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...concerns, as well, and her 77-page ruling notes that the government didn't even try to rebut them, said Art Pape, lead attorney for Taku River Tlingits. ``She is clearly saying that the failure to address the substance of these decisions is...


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