Bill to remove some online records

...problems when they felt they should not be listed, said Nancy Meade, general counsel for the court system. The Alaska Supreme Court carved out the cases it agreed should not be publicly available "mostly because all of these descriptions of cases...
State | AK legislature
Inmate re-entry program offers resources

...Keith Levy has been organizing Success Inside and Out for the past few years. The program was founded in 2006 by Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe for incarcerated women at Hiland Correctional Center near Anchorage. The program still...
Kookesh's salmon citation argued in Alaska Supreme Court

ANCHORAGE - Alaska Supreme Court justices on Tuesday heard the appeal of fish overharvest citations for fishermen, including former state Sen. Albert Kookesh...
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...
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...
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...
A Bishop's Perspective: Suicide is never a solution 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...
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...
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...
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...


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