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Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...White House tethered by thousands of Lilliputian ropes of administrative procedure? The glacial pace of administrative litigation shifts authority from the political branches to the judiciary and invites ... judicial policymaking."

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-29/tongass-exemption-roadless-rule-overtur
State
Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide

...Friday that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States, a historic culmination of decades of litigation over gay marriage and gay rights generally.Gay and lesbian couples already could marry in 36 states and the District of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-26/supreme-court-extends-gay-marriage-nati
State
Alaska high court: Local mining initiative unenforceable

...regulatory process set out in state law and is unenforceable.The Alaska Supreme Court affirmed a lower-court ruling Friday in litigation over the initiative passed by Lake and Peninsula Borough voters in 2011.The initiative was aimed at the Pebble mine project...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/alaska-high-court-local-mining-initiati
State
Local mining initiative not viable

...regulatory process set out in state law and is unenforceable.The Alaska Supreme Court affirmed a lower-court ruling in litigation over the initiative passed by Lake and Peninsula Borough voters in 2011.The initiative was aimed at the Pebble mine project...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-20/local-mining-initiative-not-viable
Local
Prez candidate Walker signs abortion ban bill

...but said it could range from the 24th to 28th week of pregnancy.Courts have blocked bans in Georgia, Idaho and Arizona. Litigation in other states is ongoing. A federal appellate court in May struck down Arkansas' ban on abortions after the 12th week...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-21/prez-candidate-walker-signs-abortion-
Not For Web
Medicaid expanded in Alaska

...Legislature could sue the governor over his unilateral action, Hawker said "objectively and not with any personal opinion" that "litigation is always a recourse (but) someone has to have standing and a sound argument based in law.""I don't believe that such...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-16/medicaid-expanded-alaska
State
My Turn: Who speaks for the trees?

Criticism, skepticism and protest are unfriendly words. Litigation is their more contentious cousin. These words have been making noise for decades in the Tongass National Forest and appeared last...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-05-15/my-turn-who-speaks-trees
Opinion
City granted $1.2M in Aparc lawsuit

...parking system to the City and Borough of Juneau has been ordered by a court to refund the city $1.2 million after months of litigation.Unfortunately, the city will most likely never see a cent, city attorney Amy Mead said. The company has filed for bankruptcy...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-09/city-granted-12m-aparc-lawsuit
Local
WWE seeking to block concussion suits

...lawsuits across the nation, is also asking that all such litigation be moved to federal court in Connecticut.WWE attorney Jerry...windfall similar to former NFL players who brought similar litigation.The NFL would pay $1 billion total to about 20,000 players...

http://juneauempire.com/pat-eaton-robb/2015-07-02/wwe-seeking-block-concussion-s
My Turn: Medicaid expansion has majority support, just not 'the majority'

...successfully forcing Xerox to improve this system through litigation. Alaska hasn't retroactively made things right for all...smarter than telling him to accept the cost - and delay due to litigation - that will happen if he implements it without legislative...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-05/my-turn-medicaid-expansion-has-majori
Opinion

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