A Ninth Circuit precedent set in 2018 is still the law in Alaska and eight other western states: It is unconstitutional to punish homeless people for camping in public spaces when they have nowhere else to go.
A federal appeals court has affirmed Metlakatla tribal members’ right to fish in their traditional waters without state permits.
The legal fight centered on a Metlakatla man charged with illegally fishing in waters just outside the state’s only Native reservation.
Metlakatla’s attorneys say lawmakers implicitly granted tribal members the right to fish in nearby waters — even outside the reserve’s boundaries.
A federal appeals panel has halted work at one of Alaska’s biggest proposed North Slope oil fields, putting dozens of contractors out of work and costing ConocoPhillips, the project’s developer, millions of dollars.
A state agency asked Constantine to complete a study to see if water from its discharge sites will move to nearby surface waters.
A federal appeals court has thrown out one of the convictions of former Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox. A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision filed Tuesday vacates Cox’s conviction of solicitation to murder federal officials.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an emergency motion for an injunction that would have delayed the Big Thorne Timber Sale pending an appeal of a lower-court ruling.
Shell announced on Thursday that it has called off its plan to do exploratory oil and gas drilling in Arctic waters off Alaska this year – and what it will do in future years is not clear.
A federal appeals court has ruled that the environmental assessment behind a massive oil lease sale off Alaska’s northern coast is faulty.