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Tongass exemption to Roadless Rule overturned

...successfully appealed in 2011. The issue has been in and out of courts ever since. In March 2014, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the exemption but decided to rehear arguments. The en banc court, which means all 9th Circuit judges...

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Judge finds Greenpeace USA in contempt, sets escalating fines for bridge protest

...to be off the ropes beneath the structure.Greenpeace immediately appealed Gleason's decision to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and a hearing has been set for August.Early Thursday before the hearing, the activists lowered themselves into...

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...that gives federal officials authority to manage shark fishing off the California coast, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. It also does not significantly interfere with interstate commerce, the court found.The 2-1 ruling upheld...

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Judge hears motion to dismiss suit over proposed Pebble Mine

...backers sued over that process but Holland ruled the legal action was premature. A panel of judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Holland's decision Thursday.In the separate lawsuit that Holland heard Thursday, Pebble alleges that the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-28/judge-hears-motion-to-dismiss-suit-o
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Court sets high bar on states' campaign contribution limits

...a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.The ruling, which affects the nine states under the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, uses the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision to raise the bar for states to justify limiting...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-26/court-sets-high-bar-on-states-campai
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US Supreme Court won't consider Seward coal pollution appeal

...Railroad's loading system in Seward violates the federal Clean Water Act.A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in September reversed a decision by U.S. District Court Judge Tim Burgess, who ruled that incidental coal falling...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-06-09/us-supreme-court-wont-consider-sewar
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Panels propose cuts to education, public defender agency

...assigned an attorney and another four to six months for a brief to be prepared, he said. The situation is such that the court of appeals has instituted new deadlines that the agency runs the risk of missing - and being fined over - if the proposed cut...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-28/panels-propose-cuts-to-education-pub
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Battle flag at center of Supreme Court free speech case

...flag offensive. But that fact does justify the board's decision," Judge Edward Prado of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans wrote.Texas' main argument to the Supreme Court is that the license plate is not like a bumper sticker...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-03-22/battle-flag-at-center-of-supreme-cou
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Coupon prompts Alaska appeals court to toss theft conviction

...market value might be different than the sticker price of the items, and the example was cited in the Court of Appeals decision. The Court of Appeals found that the trial judge's failure to instruct the jury on the definition of market value deprived...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-10/coupon-prompts-alaska-appeals-court-
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Gay marriage: Alaska, Arizona couples win fight

...three-day requirement, and a handful of gay couples had already married.The state filed notice of appeal to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and sought a stay while the appeal is being considered. The federal appeals court on Wednesday only issued a stay...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-10-18/gay-marriage-alaska-arizona-couples-
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