Alaska

Governor unveils pipeline deal after state senator sues

Freedom of Information | Feature | May 19, 2006
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May 19, 2006

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   ALASKA   ·   Freedom of Information   ·   May 19, 2006

City cannot charge for time spent finding exemptions

Freedom of Information | Feature | June 7, 2005
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June 7, 2005

NEWS MEDIA UPDATE   ·   ALASKA   ·   Freedom of Information   ·   June 7, 2005

State high court: 'Deliberative process' is a limited exemption

Freedom of Information | Feature | August 19, 2003
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August 19, 2003

Court finds stigma is a consequence of crime

Secret Courts | Feature | August 8, 2002
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August 8, 2002

Wildlife group denied access to governor's lobbying records

Freedom of Information | Feature | October 27, 2000
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October 27, 2000

Newspaper resists order to remove ferry lawsuit story from web site

Prior Restraints | Feature | October 29, 1999
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October 29, 1999

Privacy interest sufficient to keep wolf hunters names secret

Freedom of Information | Feature | January 12, 1998
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January 12, 1998

Privacy interest sufficient to keep wolf hunters names secret

01/12/98

ALASKA--The state Supreme Court in Anchorage unanimously ruled in late November that the state constitutional right to privacy prevents the Alaska Department of Fish and Game from disclosing the names of its employees and private contractors involved in a wolf population control program. The court did hold, however, that time sheets of the employees and contractors were subject to disclosure under the state Public Records Act.

Pseudonymous complaint allowed in sex offender law challenge

Feature | October 6, 1997
Feature
October 6, 1997

Pseudonymous complaint allowed in sex offender law challenge

10/06/97

ALASKA--In early September, a federal appeals court panel in San Francisco (9th Cir.) unanimously held that plaintiffs challenging the constitutionality of Alaska's Sex Offender Registration Act could file a pseudonymous complaint in federal district court.

Actual malice required in cases of public interest

Feature | April 4, 1995
Feature
April 4, 1995

Actual malice required in cases of public interest

04/04/95

ALASKA--In mid-March the Alaska Supreme Court in Anchorage dismissed a libel action brought against the Juneau Empire by a tramway developer after finding that the developer was a public figure and did not demonstrate actual malice. The court also held that actual malice must be proven in cases involving matters of public interest, regardless of the plaintiff's status.

Publisher files suit for budget records

Freedom of Information | Feature | November 2, 1993
Feature
November 2, 1993

Publisher files suit for budget records

11/02/1993

ALASKA -- A Juneau publisher filed suit in mid- October against the governor's office, claiming officials violated the state constitution and Public Records Act when they refused to disclose documents relating to the proposed annual state budget.