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State court rejects religious appeal in Craig drug case

...previous media reports. She was given a suspended sentence, and he served seven days in jail. Appeals Chief Judge Robert Coats and Judge Joel Bolger agreed in the majority opinion. Judge David Mannheimer dissented, saying the court has to be...
Alaska Appeals Court reverses murder conviction

...and related charges. He was sentenced to 16 1/2 years in prison.According to the opinion written by Chief Judge Robert Coats, prosecutors should not have been allowed to bring up Prince's previous conviction. The Alaska Supreme Court in...
Decision stands not to collect accounting fees from Demers

...the injury was cured by volunteer efforts," said the majority ruling written by Judge David Stewart. Chief Judge Robert Coats, in a dissenting opinion, suggested the festival was penalized for trying to save money by having volunteers do the...
Court: Mainland jury gave St. Paul man fair trial

...are different from other Alaska Natives. Judge Joel Bolger and David Mannheimer upheld the conviction; Chief Judge Robert Coats wanted to order a new trial. In his dissenting opinion, Coats agreed with Lestenkof, saying that St. Paul is the...
Court: Judge must reconsider decision in Waterman case

...statements that Waterman made after those threats were involuntary and therefore must be suppressed," Chief Judge Robert Coats wrote. Waterman's attorney, Beth Trimmer, said she was satisfied with the decision. "We consider this a favorable...


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