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Judge won't halt state's primary plan

...to issue two ballots for the Aug. 22 primary to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month that found blanket primaries like Alaska's were unconstitutional. Under the blanket primary system, voters can vote for any candidate regardless...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072000/Loc_primary.html
Local
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...to issue two ballots for the Aug. 22 primary to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month that found blanket primaries like Alaska's were unconstitutional. Under the blanket primary system, voters can vote for any candidate regardless...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072000/Loc_primary.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...primary would violate the party¹s First Amendment right to freedom of association. As a result of that decision, blanket primaries in Washington state and Alaska also are affected. Because Alaska¹s Republican Party demanded a separate...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082000/Loc_gop.shtml
Who's Next?

...primary this year, one for Republicans and one for everybody else. That was in response to a court ruling against blanket primaries and in favor of a party's freedom of association. The emergency regulation has expired, however, and now it...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120300/Ins_politics.html
Inside
Fight against primary fails

...that to be a violation of a First Amendment protection of free association. The ruling didn't conclude that all blanket primaries were unconstitutional. Rather, the court said that if a blanket primary runs afoul of the wishes of a political...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070300/Loc_primary.html
Local
Primary rules irk AK voters

...Republicans have complained that Democrats frequently had worked to pick weaker or less conservative GOP candidates in past blanket primaries. The Alaska GOP held its own primaries in 1992, 1994 and 2000. In place of the blanket primary, the Legislature...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071702/sta_priamry.shtml
News
My Turn: Election registration deadline nears

...There are two ways to remedy these problems. The Legislature, which enacted this law following a court decision on blanket primaries, could enact a new voting system that allows non-affiliated voters to choose a ballot with all candidates names...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072502/opi_myturn1.shtml
Opinion
Alaska court decision approves joint primaries

...the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that mandatory blanket primaries in California unconstitutionally compelled a party...Alaska Supreme Court determined that prohibiting blanket primaries was just as impermissible as mandating them. In...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081605/sta_20050816009.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...that to be a violation of a First Amendment protection of free association. The ruling didn't conclude that all blanket primaries were unconstitutional. Rather, the court said that if a blanket primary runs afoul of the wishes of a political...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070300/Loc_primary.shtml
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