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Election Round-Up: Fed’l Judge Smacks Down Conn.‘s Potentional Ban of WWE Garb at Polls

For Connecticut voters who want to wear a Stone Cold Steve Austin costume to the polls on Tuesday, in a nod to Halloween and the retired professional wrestling star, the…

Reports: Ex-Sen. Ted Stevens Is Among 5 Dead in Alaska Plane Crash

After conflicting reports earlier in the day, CNN and other news media are now stating that the death of former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) in a small plane…

Phoenix-Area Sheriff to Defy ICE’s Rollback on His Immigration Enforcement Power

In yet another bold move, controversial Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio has said he intends to defy Washington’s efforts to curb his aggressive enforcement of federal immigration law.

Last…

Universal Settles Newspapers’ Complaints Over Fake Alien Abduction News

A marketing ploy by Universal Pictures has backfired, with the studio agreeing to pay $22,500 for creating fake news reports about alien abductions attributed to seven real media organizations in…

Crowell Snags 5-Lawyer Patton Enviro Team, Opens New Office in Alaska

A five-lawyer team of environmental lawyers including the Washington, D.C., practice co-chair has been lured from Patton Boggs to Crowell & Moring. They will be working with two former Patton…

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,…

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