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My Turn: His word will stand

...legalization and approval of same-sex marriage came through the back door. It effectively started with the argument of the Constitution granting all citizens equal protection under the law. If some arrangement could have been reached that enabled civil unions...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-20/my-turn-his-word-will-stand
Opinion
Can KKK 'adopt highway'? Court considers matter

...viewpoint-based discrimination" is not allowed under the Georgia Constitution.The state appealed, and the Georgia Court of Appeals heard...to challenge constitutional violations or we'd have no Constitution at all," he said.But even if sovereign immunity doesn't...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-10/can-kkk-adopt-highway-court-considers
Not For Web
Tidal Vision finds market for sustainable ocean products

...first goal was sustainability. He's proud to be an Alaskan and proud that Alaska has sustainable harvest of seafood in its constitution. It was just luck that the more sustainable processes also happened to be the best processes in other ways.The company...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-08/tidal-vision-finds-market-sustainable-o
Local
At Alaska Supreme Court, a session of Tracy Arm wrestling between Juneau and Petersburg

...and a 2012 superior court decision violate the state's constitution.At issue is a chunk of almost-uninhabited land, water...words that appear in Article X, Section 3 of the Alaska Constitution: "Each borough shall embrace an area and population with...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-18/alaska-supreme-court-session-tracy-arm-
Local
Empire Editorial: Rayco jury's decision was the right call

...they hunt. Firearms can be used for personal protection or sport shooting as well. The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution enshrines Alaskans' - and all Americans' right - to a firearm.But rights come with responsibilities. When we buy a gun...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-18/empire-editorial-rayco-jurys-decision
Opinion
My Turn: The liberal contribution to freedom, justice for all

...accuse the federal government of violating rights reserved for the states, their only grievances was that it subverted the Constitution by denouncing slavery as a sin and tolerating citizen groups that assisted runaway slaves. Mississippi was much more direct...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-03/my-turn-liberal-contribution-freedom-
Opinion
Supreme Court extends gay marriage nationwide

...favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today's decision," Roberts said. "But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it."Justice Antonin Scalia said he was not concerned so much about same-sex marriage but...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-26/supreme-court-extends-gay-marriage-nati
State
My Turn: Reflections on Governor Walker's Conversations with Alaskans

...is not value neutral. ? We are making moral choices about who we are as Alaskans, and we have a moral framework in our constitution by which we can evaluate those choices.? Article 1, Section 1 states that "all persons have corresponding obligations...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-06-15/my-turn-reflections-governor-walker
Neighbors
Southeast Spotlight: Little Norway Festival

...Petersburg's Little Norway Festival celebrates Syttende Mai (May 17), the anniversary of the signing of Norway's Constitution in 1814. Now sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, it was first organized by two local women, Bernadine Trones...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-13/southeast-spotlight-little-norway-festiva
Art
Please stop cutting schools

...on behalf of all Alaskan students that deserve the quality education that we as a state promised to provide in the state constitution. Past years of flat funding and small increases outside of the education funding formula during election years, followed...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-05-31/please-stop-cutting-schools
Letters

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