83 ABA Journal Alaska articles.
A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal judge followed the wrong procedure when he dismissed a defamation suit filed against the New York Times by former vice…
Aug 7, 2019 11:05 AM CDT
The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska contends that the state’s governor violated the separation of powers when he used a line-item veto to cut the court budget to protest…
Jul 24, 2019 12:50 PM CDT
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Jun 14, 2019 7:30 AM CDT
California became the third state in the U.S. to adopt a law that allows judges to consider what’s in the best interests of the animal rather than treating the pet like other inanimate property, such as a car. Alaska and Illinois have passed similar laws since 2016. The new laws are groundbreaking because they come amid growing interest in protecting pets and settling disputes over them.
Jun 1, 2019 1:30 AM CDT
Alaska Native leaders called on U.S. Attorney General William Barr for federal aid and greater authority for tribes to prosecute certain crimes, saying Wednesday that a dangerous lack of law…
May 31, 2019 7:30 AM CDT
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the National Park Service did not have the authority to ban use of hovercrafts on Alaska’s Nation River.
The high court ruled on…
Mar 26, 2019 2:35 PM CDT
On Nov. 30, Alaska residents experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. While there were no casualties, there have been nearly 5,000 aftershocks since. This has resulted in ongoing damage coupled with…
Mar 11, 2019 11:30 AM CDTnews release.
Nov 19, 2018 9:23 AM CST
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says he plans to propose legislation that would make unwanted contact with semen a sex crime following an outcry over a plea deal for a man…
Sep 27, 2018 6:00 AM CDT
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Jul 17, 2018 3:26 PM CDT
The impact of the hurricanes over the island was not uniform, with some areas suffering extreme devastation. There was greater havoc in the eastern and central parts of the island, so many lawyers in those communities are still without power in their offices.
Feb 1, 2018 12:03 AM CST
Louisiana is part of a nationwide movement toward justice reinvestment—policies aimed at simultaneously reducing crime and reining in corrections spending, while still holding offenders accountable. Gelb calls those goals “our holy trinity.”
Dec 1, 2017 12:10 AM CST
A legal aid office serving a heavily Navajo clientele is shutting three of its nine offices for financial reasons, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Thursday.
DNA-People’s Legal Services…
Aug 21, 2017 4:00 PM CDT