Year In Review

Public Safety Employees Association, AFSCME Local 803, AFL-CIO v. City of Fairbanks

Posted on December 3rd, 2018

In Public Safety Employees Association, AFSCME Local 803, AFL-CIO v. City of Fairbanks,[1] the supreme court held that a city council’s politically motivated rejection of a collective bargaining agreement is not a violation of Alaska’s Public Employer Relations Act (the Act). In 2013, the City of Fairbanks began negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement with Continue Reading »

Barry H. v. State, Department of Health & Social Services

Posted on April 8th, 2018

In Barry H. v. State, Department of Health & Social Services,[1] the supreme court held that trial courts, in determining whether to allow self-representation in a Child in Need of Aid (CINA) proceeding, must apply the standard developed under McCracken v. State.[2] The Office of Children’s Services (OCS) took emergency custody of Barry’s children after Continue Reading »

Sanders v. State

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[EVIDENCE LAW] In Sanders v. State,[1] the supreme court held that the lower court improperly excluded evidence on a phone recording given by an unavailable declarant where the recording met the basic circumstantial guarantees of trustworthiness.[2] On trial for murder, Sanders sought to admit a recording of a phone call to the police placed by Continue Reading »

Year In Review

Public Safety Employees Association, AFSCME Local 803, AFL-CIO v. City of Fairbanks

Posted on December 3rd, 2018

In Public Safety Employees Association, AFSCME Local 803, AFL-CIO v. City of Fairbanks,[1] the supreme court held that a city council’s politically motivated rejection of a collective bargaining agreement is not a violation of Alaska’s Public Employer Relations Act (the Act). In 2013, the City of Fairbanks began negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement with Continue Reading »

Barry H. v. State, Department of Health & Social Services

Posted on April 8th, 2018

In Barry H. v. State, Department of Health & Social Services,[1] the supreme court held that trial courts, in determining whether to allow self-representation in a Child in Need of Aid (CINA) proceeding, must apply the standard developed under McCracken v. State.[2] The Office of Children’s Services (OCS) took emergency custody of Barry’s children after Continue Reading »

Sanders v. State

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[EVIDENCE LAW] In Sanders v. State,[1] the supreme court held that the lower court improperly excluded evidence on a phone recording given by an unavailable declarant where the recording met the basic circumstantial guarantees of trustworthiness.[2] On trial for murder, Sanders sought to admit a recording of a phone call to the police placed by Continue Reading »