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...from a group seeking to protect fish from development of a coal mine in south-central Alaska.Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner found the Department of Natural Resources "unreasonably withheld" agency action on applications filed by the Chuitna...
High court upholds redistricting plan

...still left about a dozen Republican incumbents facing each other. The new map was approved by Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner early this month, but a handful of objections were filed, then consolidated into one case. Among the objectors were...
Lawmakers aim to fight new districts

...we should have an oar in the water," he said. For the committee to join the suit, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner, who is hearing the case, must approve its request. Costs could reach $30,000 for filing and may run up to $250...
Judge: Homeless camp raids unconstitutional

...ruled that the municipality of Anchorage's policy of raiding homeless camps is unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner issued his ruling late Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska. The ACLU filed...
State rejects Senate vacancy initiative

...on Sept. 4. Trust the People took that state to court on Oct. 10 to expedite the review and Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner ruled that Leman must decide whether or not to certify by Oct. 27. Sponsors have argued that a lengthy legal review...
Alaska Digest

...of opposition for a ballot measure to legalize marijuana, an Anchorage judge ruled Monday. But Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner also said Leman's office did not act improperly in offering authorship of the 300-word statement in the state's...
State high court closes loophole for 'soft money'

...Republicans opposed it. The Libertarian Party, and attorney Ken Jacobus, filed a lawsuit against it. Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner ruled the regulation legal in 2003, and the Libertarians appealed. In its ruling, the Supreme Court said campaign...
Judge winnows districting claims

...clout by the state's new redistricting plan was dismissed Thursday. In addition, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner dismissed a claim that the people of Delta Junction have a constitutional right to be in a single election district...
Dental associations give up fight against dental aides

...the aides are allowed to perform procedures that should only be done by licensed dentists. State Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner ruled in favor of the program last month, finding it legal under federal law. The therapists have agreed not to go...
Suit aims to block rule on donations

...state's gubernatorial election season. Oral arguments in the case were heard Thursday before Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner, with a decision expected this month. Jacobus argued APOC doesn't have legal authority to require soft-money reporting...


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