The decision is a major victory in the tribe’s decades-long fight for fishing rights.
The Metlakatla Indian Community tribal government argues that a 1891 law gives its modern-day members unfettered rights to commercially fish around Ketchikan and Prince of Wales Island.
A panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has revived a lawsuit aimed at blocking construction of the Pebble Mine in Southwest Alaska.
A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with environmental groups, saying the agency’s review of drilling impacts was inadequate.
Justice Anthony Kennedy delays implementation of an appeals court ruling that would have allowed certain refugees from six Muslim countries to enter the U.S. despite the Trump administration’s order.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the administration was too strict in its list of relatives of citizens and legal residents who are allowed to enter the U.S. from six mainly Muslim countries
The U.S. Supreme Court issued a partial victory Tuesday to Alaska moose hunter John Sturgeon in his case against the National Park Service. The high court voted 8-0 to reject a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision against Sturgeon.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of spill response plans for Arctic drilling put forward by Royal Dutch Shell.
Alaska Representative Don Young’s resolution now moves to the U.S. Senate, where Alaska Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski have sponsored companion legislation.
Bills introduced in the U.S. House and Senate would rename Juneau’s federal courthouse facilities in honor of the late Judge Robert Boochever, who passed away in October at the age of 94.