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Gun shop trial re-scheduled for May

...was Juneau's first murder in five years.Litigation stalled for several years as the case made its way to the Alaska Supreme Court. The high court considered whether a federal law, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which protects...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/gun-shop-trial-re-scheduled-may
Local
Across Alaska, legalization comes quietly

...confusion continues a four-decade reality for Alaskans and their relationship with marijuana.While the 1975 Alaska Supreme Court decision protected personal marijuana possession and a 1998 initiative legalized medicinal marijuana, state lawmakers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/across-alaska-legalization-comes-quietl
State | AK legislature
Questions and answers now that pot is legal

...marijuana industry whose pot will be sold and taxed.But wasn't pot already legal in Alaska?Yes and no. A 1975 Alaska Supreme Court decision protected residents with small amounts of pot in their homes from prosecution. But state lawmakers twice...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/questions-and-answers-now-pot-legal
State
A Bishop's Perspective: Suicide is never a solution

...insurance company, but she was told that insurance would cover the cost of physician-assisted suicide. In the 1994 Alaska Supreme Court decision that unanimously held that there is no constitutional right to assisted suicide, the court noted...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-23/bishops-perspective-suicide-never-sol
Opinion
My Turn: A fix in search of a law

...implication that the Chief Justice should refrain from breaking ties in the nominating process for vacancies on the Alaska Supreme Court ignores a responsibility that has been vested with the office since statehood, and which has served our state...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-15/my-turn-fix-search-law
Opinion
Empire Editorial: On the court

...Bar Association, three non-lawyer members confirmed by the Alaska Legislature, and the chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court.Sen. Kelly has proposed a constitutional amendment that would double the number of non-lawyer members on the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-15/empire-editorial-court
Opinion
State retirement benefits at stake

...questions surrounding the change have now reached the Alaska Supreme Court.Three justices of the high court traveled to Juneau...their arguments and took them under advisement. Alaska Supreme Court decisions usually take at least six months before...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-11/state-retirement-benefits-stake
Local
Fabe stresses importance of rural, tribal relations

JUNEAU - Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe on Wednesday stressed the importance of working with tribal courts and the need to maintain rural access...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-12/fabe-stresses-importance-rural-tribal-r
State | AK legislature
Three things to watch in this week's Legislature

...groups. The bill, as proposed, would take effect Jan. 1, 2017. State of the JudiciaryThe chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, Dana Fabe, is scheduled to deliver the traditional State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/three-things-watch
State | AK legislature
Judging judicial selections

...That's the mantra of a former Alaska Supreme Court Justice and those who stand...the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, three non-attorney members...going to work out." Retired Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter "Bud...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-08/judging-judicial-selections
State | AK legislature

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