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
- Dan Henry agreed to pay more than $600,000 in restitution and serve up to two years in federal prison.
- Alaska Airlines use of the phrase "Meet our Eskimo" in its rebranding campaign has sparked a controversy and new conversation about what “Eskimo” means to Alaska Natives.
- The offer is the latest salvo in a battle between lawmakers, developers and lawyers over the price legislators agreed to for the building in 2013 during a very different fiscal climate.
- The city thinks Hecla's Greens Creek mine may be responsible. The mine says its discharges in the area meet state requirements.