Alaska

89 ABA Journal Alaska articles.

Woman is liable for springing traps, Alaska judge says, but he awards hunter no damages

An Alaska trapper said he filed a small claims suit against a Juneau woman for springing several of his lawfully set traps to teach her a lesson.

But after a…

ABA brief urges appointment of counsel in Alaska custody case where opponent has private lawyer

The Alaska Constitution requires the appointment of counsel for an indigent parent in a child custody case when the opposing party is represented by a private lawyer, the American Bar…

Alaska’s first law school is satellite Seattle U campus

A long-planned satellite campus of Seattle University School of Law is opening in Anchorage, Alaska, establishing the state’s first law school.

Available to law students throughout the country, the one-year…

Using hot sauce on boy for ‘Dr. Phil’ show was bid for attention, not discipline, court rules

Determining what constitutes “reasonable parental discipline” can be difficult, because this standard is vague, argued an Alaska mom famous for forcing an adopted child to consume hot sauce as a…

Judge who remarked on ‘temptresses’ who are ‘asking for it’ faces ethics complaint

An Alaska judge is accused in an ethics complaint of making insensitive remarks, including statements about “temptresses” who are “asking for it.”

Judge Timothy Dooley of Nome is accused of…

Did local defense attorney’s criticism spark governor’s unusual firing of top prosecutor?

A longtime prosecutor says she was fired Sunday by Alaska’s governor in a move that news reports suggest may be unprecedented.

No specifc reason was given by newly elected Gov.…

Assistant DA is shot and killed; alleged gunman was motivated by jealousy, police say

Updated: An assistant district attorney in Barrow, Alaska, was shot and killed at his girlfriend’s home on Monday.

A suspect who formerly dated the woman is being held in the…

Voters OK recreational pot in these jurisdictions

Voters in Alaska, Oregon, Washington, D.C., and the city of South Portland, Maine, voted to legalize recreational pot on Tuesday.

Those jurisdictions join Colorado and Washington state, which already allow…

Federal judges OK same-sex marriage in Arizona and Wyoming; SCOTUS declines Alaska stay

Barriers to same-sex marriages were removed by federal courts in three more states Friday.

Federal district judges struck bans in Arizona and Wyoming and the U.S. Supreme Court declined to…

Judge makes court instructions easier to understand for those with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

A judge in Barrow, Alaska, is trying to make courtroom proceedings easier to understand for defendants who suffer brain damage caused by their mothers’ drinking during pregnancy.

Judge Michael Jeffery…

Lawyer writes Congress with his money-saving idea: Fire me and my co-workers

The inspector general for an economic development commission in Alaska has a money saving idea: His agency, he tells Congress, should be defunded.

Mike Marsh, the inspector general for the…

Ex-judge charged with stealing drug evidence while on the bench

A former Pennsylvania court judge has been charged on multiple counts of theft and drug possession.

The charges against retired Washington County Common Pleas judge Paul Pozonsky, who stepped down…

Sovereign Citizen Couple Plead Guilty in Plot to Kill Federal Judge

A couple who were active in the sovereign citizens movement have pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill a federal judge who presided in a tax case that cost them their…

Law Office Worker Can Sue ‘Diva’ Lawyer Who Lunged and Raised His Fist, Columnist Says

A law office worker who felt threatened by a lawyer who lunged, cursed and raised his fist can file a lawsuit, according to a newspaper columnist who owns a management…

Palin Emails Show Upset at ‘Frivolous Suits’ and Personal Legal Bills

Sarah Palin complained about “frivolous suits” and mounting legal bills in the months before she resigned from her position as Alaska’s governor in July 2009, according to emails released on…

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