Alaska

89 ABA Journal Alaska articles.

Judge Axes Evidence in Sen. Stevens Case, Due to Prosecutor Errors

The judge in the corruption case against Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, has eliminated some evidence due to Brady violations.

Because prosecutors didn’t turn over exculpatory evidence to the defense, as…

Judge Rebukes Prosecutors in Stevens Gift-Giving Case

The federal judge overseeing the gift-giving case against Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, angrily rebuked the Justice Department for mishandling a witness.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan didn’t go so far…

E-mail to Play Key Role in Trial of Sen. Stevens

Testimony began Thursday in the case against Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, the first such trial against a sitting senator in more than 20 years.

Stevens’s lawyer, Brendan Sullivan, opened by…

Sarah Palin Supporters Make ‘Loony Claim’ Against Obama ‘Operatives’

In what a columnist for U.S. News & World Report describes as a “loony claim,” a former press secretary for Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah…

Todd Palin Among 13 Subpoenaed By Alaska Lawmakers in ‘Troopergate’ Probe

The husband of Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been subpoenaed, along with aides who have refused to cooperate in an investigation of whether she improperly…

Palin Represented by Private Lawyer in Firing Probe

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is being represented by an Anchorage lawyer in a probe into the firing of Alaska’s public safety commissioner.

Employment and professional liability lawyer Thomas…

High Court Takes Up Environmental Dispute Involving Permit Authority

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear an environmental challenge to a gold mining company’s plan to dump waste in a lake in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest.

At issue…

Actuaries Face Lawsuits for Underestimating Pension Liabilities

Actuaries who advise governments about pension fund obligations are facing lawsuits when shortfalls arise.

Suits have been filed over rosy economic assumptions made by actuaries advising the state of Alaska,…

No $12M, No Problem: Law Firms OK $174M Contingent Fee

Last year, Alaska officials weren’t successful when they sought $12 million from the state legislature to fund potential litigation against a former Alaska actuary.

But that didn’t prove to be…

Alaskan Judge Joins Immunization Effort in India

If you happen to see children in the northern Indian state of Haryana with a touch of dye on their pinkie fingers and smiley face stickers on their shirts, chances…