9th Circ. Upholds Alaska Public Lands Fishing Law

Law360, New York (July 8, 2013, 8:23 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit on Friday ruled the federal government appropriately decided that areas subject to a federal law prioritizing the rights of Alaskan fishermen and hunters include the waters within and adjacent to federal reservations, ending the state’s quest to expand its own authority over the areas.

The ruling, upholding a lower court’s decision, resolved a dispute between Native American tribes who argued that 1999 rules implementing the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act are too narrow, in that they fail to designate certain navigable waterways...
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