In this edition of Courtwatch that aired Thursday, local attorney John Gaguine reviews commercial free speech issues recently before the Alaska and U.S. Supreme Courts. The first case involved advertising for adult-oriented businesses in Anchorage and the other case focused on a court challenge to a popular song parody.Related Link: “Barbie Girl” Gets Stamp Of Approval From Supreme Court
- Tlingit battle helmets were designed to inspire fear. The thick, wooden head armor carried imagery of strong warriors, fierce animals or revered ancestors.
- After loss of tax credit payments from the state and construction delays, a Cook Inlet oil company asks for help.
- Two Juneau women were arrested and charged Wednesday after the station wagon they were in struck a pedestrian, according a Juneau Police Department news release.
- A new federal rule will ban smoking in public housing nationwide. The notice was released Wednesday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and will take effect in 18 months. But Alaska is looking to do that a lot sooner.