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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...
Court orders deadline for initiative decision

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner ruled Friday that Lt. Gov. Loren Leman has until Oct. 25 to certify or reject a ballot initiative that would change the way...
Judge: Parties may offer joint primary ballot

...parties may join together on a common primary ballot, according to a ruling by an Anchorage Superior Court judge. Judge Mark Rindner ruled in favor of the Green Party and the Republican Moderate Party, which sued to negate a state law approved in 2001...
Judge: Redistricting plan improperly splits Eagle River, Chugiak

...scored a victory Monday in one of their challenges to the state's redistricting plan. Anchorage Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner ruled that the Redistricting Board's plan for House District 16 in Chugiak is not "compact." Rindner ruled on the...
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...
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...
Redistricting board's work judged good

...district voting map for the state of Alaska, a Superior Court judge ruled Friday. In his 102-page ruling, Judge Mark Rindner found that only two House districts - 12 and 16 - contained in the 40-district map violate the state constitution...
Judge gives OK to dental therapists areas of rural Alaska where tooth decay is prevalent. Sound off on the important issues at Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner on Wednesday ruled that dental therapists do not need to be licensed by the state. Rindner said that forcing the therapists...
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...
Attorneys present cases on primary ballot suit

...two political groups trying to return Alaska to a more open ballot system, presented his case before Superior Court Mark Rindner. "Ballot choices are being restricted," Morford told the judge, who did not issue a ruling and predicted the case...


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