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Judge rejects 5 witnesses in Kodiak murder trial

...about Jason Barnum, a heavily tattooed man who defense attorneys say should have been considered a suspect but who U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline said didn't have a proven connection to the case.The testimony came in the trial of James Wells...
Judge rejects witness in Kodiak Coast Guard trial

...charged with shooting at an Anchorage police officer interviewing people about burglaries. That case is pending.U.S. District Judge Ralph Beistline said Friday he hadn't seen a sufficient connection to allow Barnum to be called as a defense...
Senate panel hears Exxon Valdez funding measure

...but they have not asked a judge to enforce the provision.In response to government status reports last July, U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland said he was "dismayed" that so few of the projects expected to be finished by that date had...
State | AK legislature
Judge sides with feds in hovercraft lawsuit enforce federal regulations on state-owned lands in national parks in Alaska, a federal judge has ruled.U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland's decision this week comes in a case brought by an Anchorage man, who sued in 2011 after...
Judge: $765M might not cover NFL concussion claims

...settlement of NFL concussion claims, questioning if there's enough money to cover 20,000 retired players. U.S. District Judge Anita B. Brody denied preliminary approval of the plan on Tuesday because she's worried the money could run...
Alaska lawmaker's son sentenced in drug case

...pleaded guilty in 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...
Exxon Valdez litigation records cataloged at state archives

...links to assist researchers. The project was funded by a $109,267 grant from the National Archives. In March, U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland expressed concern that the project might indirectly affect an ongoing dispute in a spill-related...
Today In Sports History

...union's failed attempt to force an early start to negotiations for a new labor contract. Under the deal mediated by U.S. District Judge J. Curtis Joyner, the union agreed the 22 "will provide no further services."2001 - Iowa's Aaron Greving...
Judge denies Palin request for fees in lawsuit

...denied Sarah Palin's request for more than $22,000 in attorney fees in a case against her that was dismissed.U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess last year dismissed a case against the former Alaska governor by activist Chip Thoma, saying Thoma...
State | Sarah Palin
Court: Girls of any age can buy morning-after pill for now

...that the full appeals court, when it finally decides, will have the same view."The government has appealed U.S. District Judge Edward Korman's underlying April 5 ruling, which ordered emergency contraceptives based on the hormone levonorgestrel...


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