OFFICE CLOSURE NOTICE: Due to reduced staffing, on Friday, November 27, 2015, and Thursday, December 24, 2015, only the Anchorage Civil Division office will be open to the public. Any calls to other Department of Law offices outside Anchorage will be forwarded to the Anchorage Civil Division switchboard. All other department offices will closed.
News & Alerts
- November 5, 2015 • PRESS RELEASE
State Joins Appeal for Life Saving Road to King Cove
The State of Alaska joined the City of King Cove and other King Cove area residents in appealing the federal district courtís decision preventing the land exchange necessary to build a road from King Cove to the Cold Bay Airport.
- October 15, 2015 • PRESS RELEASE
Wildlife Recovery to Pre-Spill Levels Leads State of Alaska and United States to Forego Claims Against Exxonmobil Under Reopener Provision of 1991 Settlement
The Alaska Department of Law and the Department of Justice announced that they are bringing to a close the federal and state judicial actions against ExxonMobil Corporation and its corporate predecessors regarding the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.
- October 13, 2015 • PRESS RELEASE
Alaska Challenges Roadless Rule in the United States Supreme Court
The State of Alaska has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena striking down a rule that exempted the Tongass National Forest from the prohibitions of the so-called Roadless Rule.
- October 2, 2015 • PRESS RELEASE
United States Supreme Court Accepts Alaskanís Case Opposing Federal Regulatory Overreach
The Department of Law is pleased that the United States Supreme Court agreed to hear Sturgeon v. Masica, et al., a case in which Alaska filed an amicus brief asking the Court to take a stand against federal regulatory overreach.