Alaska Attorney Bill Satterberg was the subject of this prank in the Fairbanks NewsMiner today — a prank that most likely has the fingerprints of Fairbanks jokester Craig Compeau all over it.
To make matters even more “Fake News,” in this morning’s Must Read Alaska newsletter the editor credited Satterberg with winning the John Sturgeon case at the U.S. Supreme Court.
We’re sticking with the story that it was a prank. (He was the attorney for Jim Wilde , a companion case that went as far as the Ninth Circuit, but ran out of funds after that. The Sturgeon attorney was Matt Findley from Anchorage. Sorry, Matt, you just can’t get a break with all the fake news out there!)
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