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90 ABA Journal Alaska articles.

Legal Costs Spurred Palin’s Resignation, Official Says

Alaska’s lieutenant governor says Sarah Palin is resigning from her post as governor because of the mounting legal costs of defending herself in ethics investigations.

Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell of…

Divided Court Rejects Convict’s DNA Access Claim

In a sharp 5-4 split, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning that an individual whose conviction is already final doesn’t have the right to access evidence to do DNA…

Inexperience and Staffing Problems Plagued Stevens Prosecutors

The Justice Department section that prosecuted former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, only to see the charges dismissed, was inexperienced and overwhelmed, observers say.

Defense lawyers and government officials told the…

Alaska Seeks Hatch Act Probe in Stevens Case, Supports Possible Tort Claim

Opening a new chapter in the ongoing debacle over the federal government’s stunningly unsuccessful prosecution of then-Sen. Ted Stevens for corruption, the legislature of his home state of Alaska today…

US Sues BP Sub Over Alaska Oil Spills, Seeks Maximum Penalties

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed suit against a subsidiary of a global oil company, contending that two discharges totaling some 200,000 gallons of crude oil into Prudhoe Bay…

Judge to Hold Senior DOJ Lawyers in Contempt in Sen. Stevens Case

In the latest chapter of an ongoing saga of embarrassment for the U.S. Department of Justice, a federal judge angrily said he will hold four of its prosecutors in contempt…

Gibson Dunn Worked Pro Bono Seeking to Block Troopergate Probe

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher was among the law firms donating pro bono assistance to six Alaska legislators seeking to block the Troopergate investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin.

The law firm…

Alaska AG Resigns, Criticized for Role in Troopergate Probe

The attorney general of Alaska has resigned after criticism over his role in the Troopergate investigation of Gov. Sarah Palin.

Attorney General Talis Colberg announced the resignation…

FBI Agent Claims Prosecutors Altered Document to ‘Fit’ Previous Discovery Info

An FBI agent turned whistleblower complained to federal authorities shortly after Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens was convicted in October that investigators handling the case withheld and altered evidence, and engaged…

Stoel Rives Opens Alaska Office with Heller Lawyers

Stoel Rives is opening an Anchorage, Alaska, office staffed largely with lawyers from the dissolving law firm Heller Ehrman.

Four Heller lawyers based in Anchorage will be joining the office,…

Oops, Wrong Car: Alaska Man Charged in Auto Theft, DUI

Stunned to be accused of stealing a car, Charles Schultz assured an Alaska state trooper that he was the owner of the Chevy Cavalier he was driving.

Oops. In fact,…

For Now, Convicted Sen. Ted Stevens is Still Eligible to Vote

Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens will be able to vote next week because he hasn’t been sentenced yet for his conviction on seven counts in a…

Deliberating Jurors Spot Error in Sen. Stevens Indictment

Oops. Jurors deliberating in the high-profile corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens spotted an error today in his indictment.

“Among the seven charges in the indictment, prosecutors said that…

Law Profs Question Felony Charge Against Accused Palin E-Mail Hacker

Two law professors are wondering why the University of Tennessee student charged with hacking into Sarah Palin’s e-mail account was charged with a felony.

Law professors Orin Kerr of George…

Alaska Lawmakers Release ‘Troopergate’ Report Criticizing Gov. Sarah Palin

After meeting in closed session for much of the day, an Alaska legislative committee released an investigative report concluding that Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power by trying to get…

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