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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...
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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...
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...
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...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...federal government is not doing what the law requires to ensure salmon survive and recover," said Patti Goldman, lead attorney on the case from Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund. "Instead they propose to continue to allow the harm and claim to...
Plaintiffs' attorneys challenge Trident documents

...consideration the company's expenses, but not those of fishermen when coming up with the figures. Parker Folse, a lead attorney for the fishermen, said a chart the defense prepared was meant "to show that Trident was barely keeping its nose...


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