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Greenpeace activists leave Arctic drill rig after six-day stay

...wrote on Twitter. "Shell's reckless plans speak volumes about their disregard for it."Shell has also asked the U.S. court for an injunction against further Greenpeace actions on Shell ships bound for or already in the Arctic. The court issued...
Southeast man wanted online, but not in real life

...later. The government ultimately conceded it was barred from bringing the case by the double jeopardy clause. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted the appeal last fall.
Hunters' fight to bring polar bear trophies home's decision was arbitrary, capricious, or contrary to law."Undeterred, the decision was appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals. In June 2013, a three-judge panel again ruled against Hershey and Kreider.Far from ready to give up...
Appeals court revives roadless rule case

...on millions of acres of forest lands, including vast swaths of national forest in Alaska.In a 3-0 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit reversed a federal judge's ruling that Alaska waited too long to file...
Countries highlight differences in resource management

...continued. The result is differences in how industry versus environmentalism battles play out. Often times in the U.S., courts make the final decision based on binding laws, Elgie said, whereas in Canada both sides tend to compromise outside...
State | Local
Girl in adoption dispute gets permanent home

...years-long custody dispute involving questions of jurisdiction and tribal sovereignty in both Native American and U.S. courts.Late Monday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court declined to uphold a stay keeping Veronica with her father, Dusten Brown...
Ketchikan man guilty of possessing firearm when prohibited

Editor's Note: Mr. Mavromatis successfully appealed this conviction. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit granted the appeal Oct. 28, 2014. A Ketchikan man has been found guilty of being a prohibited...
Supreme Court rejects Kohring appeal

...and probation.He appealed that conviction also, again on the grounds of misconduct by prosecutors. The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals declined to take up the case.Kohring last year ran for a seat on the Wasilla City Council but was not elected...
State | AK legislature
Alaska Pulp settles labor case

...Service canceled its long-term timber supply, which prompted the mill's attorneys to sue for breach of contract. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims ruled in favor of Alaska Pulp in February 2001. The company's request for more than $1 billion...
Northwest Digest

...requirements for environmental study and a public process under the National Environmental Policy Act. The suit was file in U.S. Court in Anchorage in March. "Maintenance is necessary from time to time regardless of whether a timber sale is being planned...


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