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State will appeal school funding decision

...threw out a state law requiring municipalities to contribute a minimum amount annually to schools.In November, Judge William Carey ruled that the minimum requirement is a dedicated fund. Under the Alaska Constitution, no taxes or licenses can be...
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Alaska Editorial: Word as bond

...freeing Alaska municipalities from required financial contributions to local schools surprised virtually no one.Judge William Carey's decision, made on the grounds that the required contribution violated a state constitutional requirement that...
Judge invalidates part of statewide school funding mechanism

...could leave a cash-strapped state on the hook for more than $220 million in additional funding statewide.Judge William Carey ruled the contribution is a dedicated fund, which violate the state constitution's provision that no state tax or...
Ketchikan man charged in meth conspiracy

...pleaded guilty in Ketchikan Superior Court to one of the two felonies he was charged with and was sentenced by Judge William Carey in November 2012 to three years in prison with two years suspended, which is one year to serve, and four years probation...
Petersburg man gets over 6 years for standoff

...Cunningham is heard threatening to shoot officers and telling Sgt. Heidi Agner that he had her in his rifle scope.Judge William Carey called that the most serious offense."She was scared to death and she had every reason to be. She had a man at...
Christopher Orman joins CBJ's law department

...of Montana when he began applying for clerkships. His friend suggested Alaska, where he'd soon clerk for Judge William Carey in Ketchikan. There he worked on the Rachelle Waterman trial. In that 2011 murder trial, Waterman was sentenced...
Scheduling conflicts delay matricide trial again

...trial for a woman accused of conspiring to murder her mother. The Ketchikan Daily News reports Superior Court Judge William Carey on Monday reset Rachelle Waterman's retrial to June 7 from June 1 because her attorney, Steven Wells, is scheduled...
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Waterman trial delayed, will stay in Ketchikan

...accused of conspiring with two former boyfriends to kill her mother has been delayed. Ketchikan Superior Court Judge William Carey on Friday set trial in the Rachelle Waterman murder case for Jan. 18. But he says the trial will stay in Ketchikan...
Judge moves Waterman trial to Anchorage

...kill her mother in 2004 is scheduled to begin next week in Anchorage. The Ketchikan Daily News reports that Judge William Carey ordered the trial of Rachelle Waterman moved from Ketchikan after determining it would be difficult to seat an impartial...
Judge denies Alaska Natives' request to join suit

...request by the Alaska Federation of Natives to intervene in a lawsuit challenging the U.S. Senate race. But Judge William Carey did let the state's largest Alaska Native group file a brief supporting the state's position. Carey says he's...
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