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Judge: Hiker liable for springing traps, but trapper did not prove damages

...fur-bearing traps after she rescued an ensnared bald eagle, but she won't owe the trapper any money, a Juneau District Court judge ruled Friday.Judge Thomas Nave found that trapper John Forrest failed to prove at trial that the hiker caused...
State: About 285 same-sex couples wed in Alaska in past year

...including Hamby and Shelden, had been married outside the state. The fifth couple was unmarried at the time.U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess, in striking down the ban, said refusing the rights and responsibilities afforded by legal marriage...
Judge sides with Interior secretary in refuge-road dispute

...refusal to allow for a road through a wildlife refuge to ease medical evacuations.In a written order, U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland said there was no violation of a federal environmental law.Congress, in 2009, passed legislation...
Greenpeace has earned a contempt citation

...and illegal only begin to describe Greenpeace USA's actions. The only question now is how long Alaska U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason will continue to allow Greenpeace USA to thumb its collective nose at her injunctive order.Shell...
Nikiski man assaults brother, sentenced

...assault of his brother, criminal mischief and resisting arrest was sentenced to jail time and anger management by District Court Judge Sharon Illsley on Monday at the Kenai Courthouse.Walter Moore, 21, pleaded guilty to a count of assault in...
What others say: In light of ruling, Alaska dropping same-sex marriage appeal

...benefits as well, citing constitutional guarantees to equal protection under the law.In October 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess ruled Alaska's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. It was part of a watershed of federal...
Judge to hear arguments in Pebble case against EPA

...or prohibit development of the massive gold and copper prospect, which Pebble blasted as an overreach.U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland in December ordered the EPA to stop all work related to that process pending a ruling on the...
Police: Moose fatally stabbed in Anchorage park; 3 men arrested

...for Galloway, who has no criminal convictions in Alaska, was set at $5,000.Candelario and Johnston told District Court Judge Alex Swiderski they did not have jobs, assets or phones. Galloway said he had earned less than $600 in the last...
Judge allows for subpoena in Pebble lawsuit

...request to keep emails from being deleted as part of routine server maintenance by Alaska Communications.U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland ruled that production of the emails wouldn't be required before the start of pre-trial discovery...
Judge finds Greenpeace USA in contempt, sets escalating fines for bridge protest in the Arctic for Shell or face fines ramping up each day until it does.An annoyed-looking Alaska U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason imposed a fine of $2,500 per hour beginning at 10 a.m. Alaska Time Thursday on Greenpeace...


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