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
- Out-going state Ombudsman Linda Lord-Jenkins said the cases show that in the foster care system, failing to complete administrative tasks can have long-term impacts.
- Researchers say more studies, and more data collected by the updated sensor network should help climatologists determine whether Alaska’s lightning season will be getting longer.
- Hundreds of people had gathered around to try to collect oil after an oil tanker truck overturned and began leaking. Someone lighting a cigarette may have sparked the fire.
- Authorities have evacuated roughly 650 apartments in London high-rises, citing cladding similar to the materials used in Grenfell Tower, which went up in a deadly blaze earlier this month.