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Federal judge hears motion to dismiss suit over proposed Pebble Mine

...the massive gold-and-copper mine near the headwaters of a premier salmon fishery in southwest Alaska. As part of the litigation, Holland ordered in December that the EPA stop all work related to the process pending a ruling on the merits of the case...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-29/federal-judge-hears-motion-dismiss-suit
State
Court rules in favor of USFS over timber sales

...Department of Law aided the USFS in its litigation against the plaintiffs Cascadia Wildlands...the issue weighed in on the meaning of litigations like this that concern Alaska's natural...specious" and "frivolous." During the litigation, the state intervened to argue that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092910/sta_713424369.shtml
News
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
Settlement of $211M reached in Gulf oil spill

...settlements resolving years of complicated spill-related litigation with Transocean, and with contractor Halliburton, which...renewing its partnership with BP. "Most importantly, while the litigation is finally coming to an end, it is important that we, as...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-21/settlement-211m-reached-gulf-oil-spil
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Scouts' leader: Ban on gays not sustainable

...include arguing for recognition of same-sex marriage. Boies said it was possible that Tessier's hiring could lead to litigation between the New York chapter and the BSA's national headquarters, but he expressed hope this could be avoided.After Tessier's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-22/scouts-leader-ban-gays-not-sustainabl
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Paul protests Patriot Act for hours

...week of June 1, it would "be effective in making the authorities operative again, but may expose the government to some litigation risk in the event of legal challenge."The White House backs the House bill and has pressed for the Senate to approve the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-21/paul-protests-patriot-act-hours
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Judge tosses widow's lawsuit in military plane crash

...Alaska air show.U.S. District Court Judge John Sedwick said the flight was a military operation and therefore immune to litigation, according to the Alaska Dispatch News. He threw out widow Theresa Dayton's lawsuit Monday.Dayton's attorney argued...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-07/judge-tosses-widows-lawsuit-military-pl
State
Gay discrimination bill opens father-son split

...largest cities."We were invited to Christmas, and I thought that was a good step," said Beau Miller, a commercial litigation and product liability attorney who works on the 41st floor of a gleaming office tower in downtown Houston. But now, "My...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-07/gay-discrimination-bill-opens-father-
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FBI hair analysis problems reveal limits of forensics

...finally bringing some recognition to the failings of many venerable techniques," said Chris Fabricant, director of strategic litigation at the Innocence Project.A 2013 Associated Press investigation concluded that at least 24 men convicted or charged with...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-05-13/fbi-hair-analysis-problems-reveal-lim
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My Turn: Time to revisit rural education

...detailed consent decree providing for the establishment of a high school program in every one of the 126 villages covered by the litigation, unless people in the village decided against a local program. Hundreds of millions of construction dollars later, this...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-04-30/my-turn-time-revisit-rural-education
Opinion

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