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Ballot measure oversight leaves villages unable to prohibit pot sales

...Marijuana regulations were intended to mirror those governing alcohol sales, with only one significant difference: An Alaska Supreme Court decision protects the right to consumption in private homes. Local governments can ban the sale of marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-02/ballot-measure-oversight-leaves-village
State
Alaska Editorial: Marriage decision was the right call

...tide of sentiment on the issue was changing rapidly, both in Alaska and the country as a whole. In April, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples were entitled to property tax exemptions that married heterosexual couples enjoyed, and...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-30/alaska-editorial-marriage-decision-wa
Opinion
At Alaska Supreme Court, a session of Tracy Arm wrestling between Juneau and Petersburg

...way, the map of Alaska will be redrawn.On Wednesday in Anchorage, city attorney Amy Mead argued before the Alaska Supreme Court that a ruling by the state's Local Boundary Commission and a 2012 superior court decision violate the state's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-18/alaska-supreme-court-session-tracy-arm-
Local
Anti-setnet group scrubs site after submitting signatures

...so far by AFCA to "monitor, assess and coordinate" media coverage for the group.Pending the outcome of an Alaska Supreme Court ruling, the initiative could be on the Alaska Primary Election Ballot as early as August 2016.After the initiative...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-11/anti-setnet-group-scrubs-site-after-sub
State
Jury orders murderer to pay victim's family

...Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, or PLCAA for short. The Kims' attorneys previously unsuccessfully argued before the Alaska Supreme Court that the PLCCA was unconstitutional.Coday was listed as a defendant, alongside Coxe, in the original 2008 lawsuit...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-17/jury-orders-murderer-pay-victims-family
Local
Jury finds Ray Coxe not responsible for murder

...left that shop."Before the case made it to trial June 1, Choate challenged PLCAA as unconstitutional. The Alaska Supreme Court found it was constitutional and remanded the case back to Judge Pallenberg so it could go to trial. It was the...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-16/jury-finds-ray-coxe-not-responsible-mur
Local
Eight years later, gun shop trial to begin

...Act, or PLCAA for short) was unconstitutional.The case remained inactive for years as it made its way to the Alaska Supreme Court. The high court ultimately ruled the law was constitutional but sent the case back down to the Juneau courts to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-31/eight-years-later-gun-shop-trial-begin
Local
HIGHER EDUCATION: The local option

...fact that local communities couldn't opt out of legalization.That's because of Ravin v. State, the 1975 Alaska Supreme Court decision that said Alaskans have the right to possess (and use) marijuana in the privacy of their own homes...

http://juneauempire.com/blog-post/james-brooks/2015-06-05/higher-education-local
Juneau welcomes nine new Americans

...Medenica, a business professor at the University of Alaska Southeast, is married to the daughter of former Alaska Supreme Court justice Robert Boochever, for whom the courtroom that housed the naturalization ceremony is named. Boochever...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-17/juneau-welcomes-nine-new-americans
Local
Group continues effort to get setnet ban on 2016 ballot

...appears on the ballot will likely be left to the Alaska Supreme Court.Then-Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, in early 2014...state appealed the Superior Court ruling to the Alaska Supreme Court, and the state submitted its final brief in April...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-04/group-continues-effort-get-setnet-ban-2
State

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