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New chief medical examiner named

...undermine his findings."Both the prosecution and defense would need to be prepared to address these arguments to the trial judge," she said.Zientek's background is widely known among defense attorneys in Alaska, according to public defender...
Anchorage man convicted of gas station robbery

...trial for killing Ieppert, Osborne and Kious married.Spouses generally cannot testify against each other, but the trial judge invoked an exception and ordered Kious to testify against her new husband. She disappeared before the trial started...
Appeals court: Gay marriage legal in Idaho, Nevada

...that is not worthy of response," Reinhardt wrote. "We reject it out of hand."Technically, the court upheld a trial judge's ruling striking down Idaho's ban and reversed a lower-court ruling upholding Nevada's ban.Reinhardt ordered...
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...petroleum-rich Arctic Ocean underwater deposits.The panel ordered the case back to federal District Court, where a trial judge could order the correction of the environmental review.The lawsuit was filed by 15 environmental or Alaska Native...
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Holder: Appeal expected on discipline in Stevens case

...reversed the suspensions of two federal prosecutors who allegedly failed to provide evidence to the defense in Stevens' trial.Judge Benjamin Gutman found the Justice Department violated its procedures by having a member of its management decide the...
Sitka Coast Guardsman sentenced to jail, discharged for child pornography offense

...court-martial by military judge Saturday in the Juneau Federal Building.Captain Christine N. Cutter, the chief trial judge for the Coast Guard, sentenced Grover to 18 months in confinement, dishonorably discharged him and ordered all his...
1 of 'Fairbanks Four' gets new hearing

...recanted, KUAC reported.Vent is arguing that his lawyer did not fulfill his duties because he did not persuade the trial judge to hear testimony from an expert on police interrogation tactics and false confessions. He says that he was convicted...
Testimony concludes in oxy supplier trial

...client. He argued that leaves the jury unable to judge the credibility of Vail's testimony and amounts to an unfair trial. Judge Timothy Burgess denied the motion.The last co-conspirator to testify was Lorenzo Williams, who is Corum's cousin...
Court-martial begins for Coast Guardsman accused of sexual assault

...presiding military judge is Captain Michael E. Tousley. Tousley is based out of Arlington, Va., and is the chief trial judge for the Coast Guard.The final eight jurors, or panelists, were picked from a pool of 10 Coast Guard members stationed...
Cold-case Yakutat murder still scheduled for March trial

...the case yet, but both prosecutors and defense say they anticipate legal issues will need to be addressed before the trial.Judge Louis Menendez set a motion filing deadline for Dec. 17 at the request of Kowalski's attorney, public defender...


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