State's 'what if' lawsuit doesn't much add up

The state of Alaska, with all the legal wisdom of a political agenda and the flowing words of a high-priced law firm, has filed a claim against the federal government. Nothing new about that — the state has filed and signed onto more lawsuits against the national government in recent years than President Joe Biden has forgotten dates or former President Donald Trump has told lies.

Nothing to be proud of in any of that.

The state’s latest legal endeavor came July 2 in a dubious lawsuit — with a few errors and omissions for poor measure — that asks $25 billion to compensate the state for what it...


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