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Appeals court halts gay marriages in Alaska

...bad and perpetuate discrimination against Alaskans," said Joshua Decker, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska."When an Alaska constitutional principle has been invalidated by a lower court, the governor believes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-16/appeals-court-halts-gay-marriages-alask
State
AG to keep defending same-sex marriage ban

...that happens, obviously we will comply with the decision."Joshua Decker, interim director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, said Wednesday that he was disappointed with Geraghty's position. He said citizens, judges and legislatures...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-20/ag-keep-defending-same-sex-marriage-ban
State | AK legislature
Court rules same-sex couples have equal tax rights

...involving three same-sex Anchorage couples who sued the state and municipality of Anchorage 2010 through the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska.Joshua Decker, executive director of ACLU of Alaska, hailed the opinion, saying it shows that discrimination...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-27/court-rules-same-sex-couples-have-equal
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Pot petition has enough signatures to make ballot

...later reduced to one ounce.In 2006 the Legislature recriminalized possession of marijuana at home. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska challenged the law on privacy grounds and won in Superior Court. The state appealed to the Alaska Supreme...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-05/pot-petition-has-enough-signatures-make
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House Finance takes up abortion funding

...committee Tuesday morning was in opposition to the bills. Joshua Decker, interim executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, said the bills raised constitutional questions. Others called it a government intrusion and a waste...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-26/house-finance-takes-abortion-funding
State | AK legislature
3 things to watch for in the state Legislature

...those who test positive and don't comply with a treatment program, or those who refuse testing. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska raised constitutional concerns with a similar bill in 2010 that got little traction and died.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-11/3-things-watch-state-legislature
State
Voter ID bill passes final House committee

...and rural voters who don't have the same level of access to identification as urban voters do.The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska also says the bill is similar to a poll tax because Alaskans have to pay for the types of identification...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-10/voter-id-bill-passes-final-house-commit
State
Concerns raised over Parnell's crime bill

...as a sex offender might go too far as well, Steiner said.Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, in a letter to the committee said the bill raises constitutional concerns."While the ACLU of Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-12/concerns-raised-over-parnells-crime-bil
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Anchorage Assembly says it's heard enough feedback on labor

...this city of about 3,000 people with almost half-a-billion dollar budget," Asselin said.The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska sent the Anchorage Assembly a letter Friday saying it is limiting the right of citizens to speak out on...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-13/anchorage-assembly-says-its-heard-enoug
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Keller alters drug testing for state-aid bill

...people who might use it to feed a substance addiction.But Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, said the testing scheme still constitutes an illegal search, despite removing the random testing element...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-13/keller-alters-drug-testing-state-aid-bi
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