The recent arraignment of Sulaiman abu Ghaith in a New York courtroom was an important moment in the ongoing effort to bring senior al-Qaida figures to justice. But that's not how everyone saw it.
The following editorial first appeared in the Los Angeles Times: By a surprisingly unanimous vote, the Supreme Court this week ruled that police must obtain a warrant before attaching a tracking device to a car or other vehicle.
WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, rejecting an Alabama county's challenge to the landmark civil rights law.
HELENA, Mont. - A panel of appellate judges on Tuesday upheld a $3.4 billion settlement between the U.S. government and hundreds of thousands of Native American plaintiffs whose land trust royalties were mismanaged by the Interior Department.
JUNEAU - Stephanie Figarelle and Lela McArthur traveled more than 3,300 miles from their Anchorage home to get married, and in high fashion they became the first same-sex couple to exchange vows at the Empire State Building.
As news spread this week the federal government is considering closing federal courts in Alaska, a consensus quickly emerged among Alaskan judges, attorneys and legislators the Last Frontier should be spared from the chopping block.
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The non-profit conservation group The Wilderness Society states the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, a federal mandate protecting certain wildlife areas in the country, is proving to be a success a decade after being adopted by the U.S. Forest Service. Senior Resource Analyst Mike Anderson said only 75 roads have been constructed in roadless areas since 2001, with a large portion of them in the Tongass National Forest, which is exempt from the rule.
It is very difficult to even think about local issues in light of the tragic events of the past week. However, the window for comment on the Forest Service Helicopter Landing Draft EIS is rapidly coming to a close. The importance of community response to this document cannot be overstated.
Ben Brown, in defending Sen. Murkowski's legislation to split the 9th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals, makes three arguments:
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