Administrative Law

  • Eberhart v. Alaska Pub. Offices Comm’n In Eberhart v. Alaska Pub. Offices Comm’n, the Supreme Court of Alaska held that section 15.13.145 of the Alaska Statutes prohibits the use of both a public entity’s cash and its non-monetary resources for the purpose of influencing a state or municipal election of a state or municipal candidate.  AS 15.13.145(a)(4) prohibits elected officials from ...
  • Nicolos v. N. Slope Borough In Nicolos v. N. Slope Borough, the supreme court held that an administrative agency’s decision regarding a state employee’s discharge is independently reviewed by the supreme court; deference is given to the agency’s factual findings, but questions of law outside the agency’s special expertise are subject to a “substitution of judgment standard.”  Tom Donovan Nicolos ...
  • Walker v. State, Department of Corrections In Walker v. State Department of Corrections, the supreme court held (1) a prisoner has a due process right to call witnesses in a disciplinary hearing and (2) a prisoner does not waive this right by failing to raise it during the administrative appeals process. In October 2013, Walker, an inmate, began work developing an ...
  • Pease-Madore v. State Department of Corrections In Pease-Madore v. Alaska Department of Corrections, the supreme court held that a prisoner’s procedural due process rights in a disciplinary hearing are satisfied by the use of incident reports as evidence and audio recordings as documentation of that hearing. Pease-Madore was disciplined for making threats of bodily harm and creating a disturbance; the superior ...
  • Odom v. State Division of Corporations In Odom v. State Division of Corporations, the supreme court held that a Medical Board’s decision to impose sanctions must be supported by sufficiently substantial evidence that the doctor’s actions demonstrated professional incompetence. Odom was accused of providing substandard care to his patient by administering excessive thyroid hormone treatment and by proscribing phentermine to a ...
  • Alaska Public Defender Agency v. Superior Court In Alaska Public Defender Agency v. Superior Court, the court of appeals held the Public Defender Agency or the Office of Public Advocacy must pay for an indigent defendant’s travel to the site of their trial, including the expenses of a parent accompanying a minor who is unable to travel alone, if the defendant is ...
  • Beecher v. City of Cordova  In Beecher v. City of Cordova, the supreme court held that, upon the grant of a motion for an accounting, the burden falls on the nonmoving party to provide a proper accounting, even if there is a significant burden to do so. In 1997, the Beechers entered into a lease with the City of Cordova to operate a fueling ...
  • Wright v. Anding In Wright v. Anding, Following an appointment ...
  • Yankee v. City & Borough of Juneau In Yankee v. City & Borough of Juneau, After receiving ...
  • Radebaugh v. State, Department of Health & Social Services In Radebaugh v. State, Radebaugh was a 70-year-old ...

Administrative Law

  • Eberhart v. Alaska Pub. Offices Comm’n In Eberhart v. Alaska Pub. Offices Comm’n, the Supreme Court of Alaska held that section 15.13.145 of the Alaska Statutes prohibits the use of both a public entity’s cash and its non-monetary resources for the purpose of influencing a state or municipal election of a state or municipal candidate.  AS 15.13.145(a)(4) prohibits elected officials from ...
  • Nicolos v. N. Slope Borough In Nicolos v. N. Slope Borough, the supreme court held that an administrative agency’s decision regarding a state employee’s discharge is independently reviewed by the supreme court; deference is given to the agency’s factual findings, but questions of law outside the agency’s special expertise are subject to a “substitution of judgment standard.”  Tom Donovan Nicolos ...
  • Walker v. State, Department of Corrections In Walker v. State Department of Corrections, the supreme court held (1) a prisoner has a due process right to call witnesses in a disciplinary hearing and (2) a prisoner does not waive this right by failing to raise it during the administrative appeals process. In October 2013, Walker, an inmate, began work developing an ...
  • Pease-Madore v. State Department of Corrections In Pease-Madore v. Alaska Department of Corrections, the supreme court held that a prisoner’s procedural due process rights in a disciplinary hearing are satisfied by the use of incident reports as evidence and audio recordings as documentation of that hearing. Pease-Madore was disciplined for making threats of bodily harm and creating a disturbance; the superior ...
  • Odom v. State Division of Corporations In Odom v. State Division of Corporations, the supreme court held that a Medical Board’s decision to impose sanctions must be supported by sufficiently substantial evidence that the doctor’s actions demonstrated professional incompetence. Odom was accused of providing substandard care to his patient by administering excessive thyroid hormone treatment and by proscribing phentermine to a ...
  • Alaska Public Defender Agency v. Superior Court In Alaska Public Defender Agency v. Superior Court, the court of appeals held the Public Defender Agency or the Office of Public Advocacy must pay for an indigent defendant’s travel to the site of their trial, including the expenses of a parent accompanying a minor who is unable to travel alone, if the defendant is ...
  • Beecher v. City of Cordova  In Beecher v. City of Cordova, the supreme court held that, upon the grant of a motion for an accounting, the burden falls on the nonmoving party to provide a proper accounting, even if there is a significant burden to do so. In 1997, the Beechers entered into a lease with the City of Cordova to operate a fueling ...
  • Wright v. Anding In Wright v. Anding, Following an appointment ...
  • Yankee v. City & Borough of Juneau In Yankee v. City & Borough of Juneau, After receiving ...
  • Radebaugh v. State, Department of Health & Social Services In Radebaugh v. State, Radebaugh was a 70-year-old ...