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Alaska Editorial: Marriage decision was the right call

...benefits as well, citing constitutional guarantees to equal protection under the law.In October 2014, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess ruled Alaska's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. It was part of a watershed of federal...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-30/alaska-editorial-marriage-decision-wa
Opinion
Day after SCOTUS ruling, longtime Juneau partners wed

...United Church.Adams and Olsen were the first Juneau same-sex couple to get a marriage license after a U.S. District Court judge in October overturned an Alaska constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-26/day-after-scotus-ruling-longtime-juneau
State | Local
Judge blocks Kansas' ban on 2nd-trimester abortion procedure

...the law would likely present too big of an obstacle for women seeking to end their pregnancies.Shawnee County District Court Judge Larry Hendricks sided with New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights, agreeing to put the law on hold while...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-26/judge-blocks-kansas-ban-2nd-trimester
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Anchorage LGBT flag vandalized for third time in year

...Identity Executive Director Drew Phoenix says the flag was found cut up twice in October, shortly after a U.S. District Court judge stuck down Alaska's same-sex marriage ban."I think there's a teaching moment here," Phoenix said of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-24/anchorage-lgbt-flag-vandalized-third-ti
State
New federal court to cut back on recidivism

...effectiveness and the availability of resources put a stop to the first two attempts, Judge Smith said.U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess said he and others involved in setting up the re-entry court were trying to do something new...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-09/new-federal-court-cut-back-recidivism
State
Judge to hear arguments in Pebble case against EPA

...or prohibit development of the massive gold and copper prospect, which Pebble blasted as an overreach.U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland in December ordered the EPA to stop all work related to that process pending a ruling on the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-28/judge-hear-arguments-pebble-case-agains
State
Judge to hear arguments in Pebble case

...or prohibit development of the massive gold and copper prospect, which Pebble blasted as an overreach.U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland in December ordered the EPA to stop all work related to that process pending a ruling on the...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-27/judge-hear-arguments-pebble-case
State
No bail for suspected killer

...in his home state of Maryland. His family had planned to go whale watching. During a brief hearing Tuesday, District Court Judge Keith Levy agreed the court should hold Tomaszewski on no bail pending his transportation; Tomaszewski waived...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-05-20/no-bail-suspected-killer
Local
Village confirms banishment after troopers' deaths

...court, claiming his constitutional rights were denied.The merits of his arguments were never heard. U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason dismissed the case Feb. 25. Attorney Lloyd Miller, representing the tribal council, said Walsh...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-23/village-confirms-banishment-after-troop
State
Marijuana ruling disappoints advocates

...fact-finding hearing last year that included expert testimony marked the first time in decades that a federal district court judge seriously considered marijuana's classification on constitutional grounds. Judges have generally accepted the...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-04-16/marijuana-ruling-disappoints-advocate
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