Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Way They Do Things Up There In Alaska

Author Joe McGinniss is getting a primer, up front and personal, about Alaskan property law from Wasilla's local paper, the Frontiersman. The writer has moved to the area to write a book about Sarah Palin. After all, the Palins, Mr. McGinniss's new neighbors, can see his yard from their country house. Says the editor of the paper,

Fences are built by people who want to keep their privacy or keep out the sight of their neighbors’ unsightly yards.
Maybe we’re out of step here, but the unanimous consensus of the newsroom is that we don’t really care if the Palins want some privacy from what they worry might be prying eyes. Finally, those who are fond of Joe McGinnis might remind him (if he doesn’t already know) that Alaska has a law that allows the use of deadly force in protection of life and property.

Snap. Read more of the opinion column here.

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