A case recently before the Kansas Supreme Court concerned the validity of the marriage and estate of a Kansas businessman. His estranged son argued that the marriage was not valid and, thereby, the wife was ineligible for a share of the estate since she was really a man. Attorney John Gaguine sorts it all out and predicts how a case involving sexual reassignment surgery would likely play out in an Alaska courtroom.Related Link: In the matter of the estate of Marshall Gardiner
- The PFD veto of $666 million covered a little more than a fifth of the budget gap.
- The CEO of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority stepped down on Monday. Jeff Jessee served as CEO for 21 years. According to a press release from the organization, he is transitioning to a new role ahead of his planned retirement in three years.
- The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights is the state’s anti-discrimination agency. In 2011, a legislative audit found that the agency wasn’t doing its job. Five years later, the agency is still trying to move forward.