The company Colaska Inc. sued the Alaska Department of Labor in July over the law. Colaska’s lawyer says the state would pay Colaska interest and other costs related to past citations against the company.
Previous Alaska governors have had to hire private attorneys to defend themselves against ethics complaints, but they could be reimbursed when no violation is found.
A new legal opinion from the attorney general affirms the Violence Against Women Act’s precedence over state law.
Alaska, and 21 other states, are supporting the Nation Rifle Association in a lawsuit against the federal government.
Alaska’s Attorney General held a press conference Thursday in Anchorage to admit that the state made a mistake in how they handled past cases involving Jerry Active.
One of the new, more controversial provisions – granting tribal courts jurisdiction over non natives for domestic violence crimes committed in Indian Country – has reopened a long-simmering debate about tribal power in Alaska.
House Bill 24 expands what’s known as the “castle doctrine,” which allows people to use deadly force to protect their homes and businesses from intruders, extending it to anyplace a person lawfully has a right to be.