Courts in Alaska
Court Records, Directory And News in AK
Alaska's trial courts are called district courts and superior courts. District courts hear the majority of domestic violence, small claims, and misdemeanor cases, and superior courts hear all types of civil and criminal cases. If you're filing an appeal of a district court decision, you would file this in superior court. Alaska's court system also includes its court of appeals and the Alaska Supreme Court. There are no municipal (city) courts in Alaska.
You can obtain a number of Alaska court forms on their website, at If you're seeking state court records, you can use the Alaska Court View system ( to obtain information including the names of the parties, the type of case, and a copy of the court docket. You can also find information regarding wills in Alaska, and can even pay your traffic ticket online via Court View. If you're simply trying to find out if someone has a criminal record in Alaska, you may get all of the information you need from this online database. However, if you want to get copies of court documents in Alaska, you must contact the court in question via phone, in writing, or in-person.
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Alaska Court News
22, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court Takes Alaska Marriage Equality Off Ice
With the Supreme Court's refusal to put Alaska marriage equality on hold, same-sex couples may now resume applying for marriage licenses. read more
22, Oct 2014 - Gay marriage: Alaska, Arizona couples win fight
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gay couples won the right to wed in Alaska and Arizona on Friday, after separate court decisions ended bans in those states.
22, Oct 2014 - Gay marriage legal in Alaska after Supreme Court denies stay
Same sex couples in Alaska free to get married, after high court rejects state's request to delay weddings during appeal process
22, Oct 2014 - Arizona, Alaska join 29 other states recognizing gay marriage
A federal judge in Arizona has struck down that state’s gay marriage ban, and the US Supreme Court has turned away a request by Alaska officials seeking a stay of a federal court ruling striking down that state’s ban.
22, Oct 2014 - Courts knock down gay marriage bans in Arizona, Alaska, Wyoming
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Barriers to gay marriage fell in Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming on Friday following a series of federal court actions in the latest in a series of legal victories for supporters of same-sex matrimony in America. In Arizona, U.S. District Judge John Sedwick wrote in a ruling made public on Friday that the state's curbs on gay marriage were "unconstitutional by ...
22, Oct 2014 - Federal judges rule in favor of gay marriage in Arizona, Alaska and Wyoming
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21, Oct 2014 - Federal court puts hold on gay weddings in Alaska
ANCHORAGE — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary halt to gay marriages in Alaska on Wednesday. With the decision, the federal ...
21, Oct 2014 - What others say: Judge's ruling correct on marriage, but governor has right to appeal
On Sunday, Oct. 12, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess issued a decision overturning Alaska's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, finding that it violates the rights of U.S. citizens to equal protection under the law. Within the hour, Gov.
21, Oct 2014 - Court temporarily blocks gay marriage in Alaska
A federal appeals court on Wednesday put gay marriage temporarily on hold in Alaska so the state can appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over a judge's decision overturning its ban on same-sex matrimony.
21, Oct 2014 - Gay marriage developments: Federal appeals court issues temporary block on Alaska gay marriage
It's been more than a week since a flurry of gay marriage developments began with the Supreme Court's denial of appeals from five states, allowing for expansion of marriage rights. Shortly afterward, a federal court in the West struck down bans in Idaho and Nevada.
21, Oct 2014 - Appeals court temporarily blocks gay marriage in Alaska
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday put gay marriage temporarily on hold in Alaska so the state can appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court over a judge's decision overturning its ban on same-sex matrimony. The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstates Alaska's ban on gay marriage until Friday at noon Pacific Time to give the state sufficient time ...
21, Oct 2014 - Alaska Editorial: Judge's ruling correct on marriage, but governor has right to appeal
The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: On Sunday, Oct. 12, U.S.
21, Oct 2014 - Alaska asks U.S. top court to block gay marriage
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials in Alaska on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block gay marriage in the state. The long-shot request was filed with Justice Anthony Kennedy, who handles emergency applications to the court from the western U.S. states. The move came after a federal judge ruled on Sunday that the state's ban on same-sex marriage, approved by voters in ...
20, Oct 2014 - Barrow, AK Alaska judge conducts apparent first gay marriage
A remote town on the state's Arctic Coast where people are used to doing their own thing has applied that independent streak to gay marriage.
20, Oct 2014 - Barrow, AK 1st known Alaska gay union in Arctic town
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A magistrate in Barrow, Alaska, the nation's northernmost community, has performed what is believed to be the state's first gay marriage ceremony ahead of schedule after a federal judge struck down the state's...
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