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Huge advances for gay marriage in an eventful year

...relationships of its gay and lesbian citizens," he wrote.MAYLate in the afternoon of Friday, May 9, a county circuit judge in Little Rock struck down Arkansas' 10-year-old ban on gay marriages.A week passed before Judge Chris Piazza's...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/huge-advances-gay-marriage-eventful-y
Not For Web
Couples challenging Alaska gay-marriage ban

...federal courts around the country strike down similar bans.The Alaska lawsuit was filed three days after a county circuit judge in Arkansas late Friday tossed out the 2004 constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, along with a 1997...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-13/couples-challenging-alaska-gay-marriage
State
Avery again charged with bilking woman

...that he had pleaded guilty to wire fraud under the honest services theory, something that is no longer a crime. The circuit judges agreed and returned the case to federal court in Alaska for further proceedings."We're essentially starting over...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-18/avery-again-charged-bilking-woman
State
Man convicted of fraud wins appeal

...that he had pleaded guilty to wire fraud under the honest services theory, something that is no longer a crime. The circuit judges agreed and returned the case to federal court in Alaska for further proceedings.Avery's conviction was not overturned...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-20/man-convicted-fraud-wins-appeal
State
State election plan gets the go-ahead - for now

...three-judge panel.She denied the TRO, and requested the appointment of a three-judge panel.Later Friday, Chief Circuit Judge Alex of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals appointed the three-judge panel ? and named himself to the panel. Also...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-06-17/state-election-plan-gets-go-ahead-now
Local
Congress protests pledge ruling

...nation under Buddha every morning. The Christian community would go crazy. It's the same thing to an atheist." Circuit Judge Alfred T. Goodwin said leading schoolchildren in a pledge that says the United States is "one nation under God...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062702/sta_pledge.shtml
News
Appeals court rejects borough hiring preference ordinance

...of 1964 pre-empts laws that prohibit discrimination in employment preferences favoring Native Americans. But 9th Circuit judges said the borough interpretation went beyond what Congress intended.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070903/sta_hiringprefs.shtml
News
Sen. Murkowski bill would divvy up 9th Circuit

...press statement Tuesday. The appeals court handles more cases than any other circuit. But Robert Boochever, a 9th Circuit judge who previously worked as a federal attorney in Juneau and served as a chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, has...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101205/sta_20051012004.shtml
News
My turn: No logical reason to split the 9th Circuit Court

...never divided a circuit unless there was a clear mandate from the judges that division was required. According to Circuit Judge Thomas of Montana, only 3 of the 25 active judges of the circuit favor circuit division. The American Bar Association...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110905/opi_20051109002.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...charges. But the plea was not enough to spare him from capital punishment. Handing down the sentence Friday afternoon, Circuit Judge Warren Johnson said he had given the case much thought because he, and not a jury, had to decide Piper's fate...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012101/Loc_Briefly.shtml

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