Civil

Alaska Polar Bear Habitat Questioned

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Federal environmental regulators and conservation groups fought Tuesday to win reinstatement of critical polar bear habitat designations on Alaska’s North Slope after a federal judge found the government protections “arbitrary.” Alaska’s oil and gas industry lawyer came in for tough…

Anti-Islam Terror Bus Ad Ban Upheld

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A federal appeals court has upheld the rejection of a conservative group’s anti-terrorism advertising campaign on the sides of Seattle Buses, citing the ads as “false.” The American Freedom Defense Initiative, called an Islamophobic group, appealed the rejection of its “Faces…

Circuit Sanctions Ski Club Owner

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A federal appeals court panel was not amused by a bankrupt luxury ski resort operator and his lawyer directing baseless misconduct allegations against the bankruptcy judge overseeing the case. So the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sanctioned Timothy Blixseth…