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Gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts

...conservative with a libertarian bent coming out in favor of gay marriage, but who knows?" said Mark Tushnet, a constitutional law professor at Harvard. "Having done Obamacare and maybe screwed his own chances for the Supreme Court, Sutton...
The right to remain silent is still golden

...shoddy reasoning in that instance is that somehow terrorism is different - as if planting a bomb is a crime outside constitutional law while shooting a gun would not be. He was eventually read his rights and stopped talking, but no one seems to...
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Chief Justice Roberts reaches for greatness

...competence to declare federal statutes invalid when they run afoul of the Constitution), Marshall succeeded in moving constitutional law toward his own ideological sympathies while reaching an immediate result that avoided a direct political confrontation...
Judge to rule Monday on new marijuana law

...for the state, pointing to two boxes of binders in front of him. The ACLU maintains this case is a question of constitutional law and it should be matched up against previous Supreme Court rulings that have allowed Alaskans to continue possessing...
Judges have long defined law

...and arose, and continues to develop, in response to the judges' need to decide cases where no statutory or constitutional law applies. A great deal of the law used in the state courts, and a little in the federal courts, is the common...
Mayor to testify for Supreme Court nominee

...refuse to answer that question on the ground that it may incriminate me. Answering may reveal my actual views about constitutional law and cause me to lose votes,"' said Schumer, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Juneau...
Miller unqualified, Murkowski's support muddled, McAdams is the man

In my 72 years, I have never observed a candidate for office as clearly unfit as Joe Miller. His view of Constitutional law and basic rights such as freedom of the press is so distorted, I can not believe he passed the bar exam or even...
Lawmakers consider stricter regs for under-21 strip clubs

...options. Gara said he wished lawmakers could ban stripping by people under 21, but they can't under federal constitutional law. Owners of the under-21 clubs in Anchorage think occupational licensing is unnecessary. "If they wanted to...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...which has invariably and uniformly prompted rulers to abuse their powers.'' Eric M. Freedman is a professor of constitutional law and legal history at Hofstra University School of Law. Share this page: Reddit Archives A fair-minded observer...
Redistricting trial ends after 3 weeks

...with the pressure cooker that is redistricting ... this board was unable or unwilling to meet the requirements of constitutional law," said plaintiffs' lawyer Michael White at the end of a three-week trial in Superior Court in Anchorage. The...


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