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Pathologist testifies at Kodiak shootings trial to the jury."There is no question about the cause of death," Offenbecher said.U.S. District Court Ralph Beistline, however, said photos could be shown if they aided Lann in explaining how the men died."They're not going to...
Alaska lawmaker's son sentenced in drug case

...August to a conspiracy count.Prosecutors said Robin Gattis was the leader of the conspiracy. U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline also sentenced him to five years of supervised release after his prison term.Authorities said Matt Scott, a young...
Judge upholds approval of Shell's Arctic oil spill plans

...violate environmental laws and policies, a federal judge has ruled.Monday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline comes in consolidated cases over the approval of Shell Oil's response plans for the Beaufort and Chukchi seas by...
Judge tosses polar bear habitat designation

...a plan designating more than 187,000 square miles as habitat for threatened polar bears.U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline, in a written order dated Thursday, said the designation was too extensive and presented "a disconnect between...
Man who worked on marijuana farm gets 5 years

...teenager worked on an Alaska marijuana farm has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline handed down the punishment Friday after listening to Nathaniel Harshman read a 40-minute, paragraph-by-paragraph...
Judge allows Healy Clean Coal Plant to move ahead

...Valley Electric Association, the state of Alaska and federal regulators was approved Monday by U.S. Court Judge Ralph Beistline, according to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, citing a GVEA statement.GVEA interim President and CEO Cory Borgeson...
Militia members stand accused of murder plot

...and weapons charges.Vernon also faces federal charges of threatening the murder of U.S. District Court Judge Ralph Beistline and a family member of a federal judge. Beistline is overseeing the Vernons' federal tax case. Federal attorneys...
US government role in Alaska elections questioned

...haven't justified their request for the injunction.Scheduled to hear the case are U.S. District Court judges Ralph Beistline and James Singleton and Alex Kozinski, chief judge for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.Taylor Bickford...
Ruling lets judges speak their minds outside court

...the courtroom is unconstitutional, according to a ruling by a federal judge in Anchorage. U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline said the rule banning judges from announcing their views on disputed political, legal and social issues is a violation...
Judge denies Pilgrim family access

...winter supplies to their remote cabin in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline denied the Pilgrim family's motion for a temporary restraining order, saying the National Park Service was justified...


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