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High court creates elder task force

Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Dana Fabe has created a task force to improve how the justice system responds to elders and other vulnerable adults.
Court rejects benefit denial in same-sex case

...same-sex partner was shot to death on the job in 2011.The high court held that denying benefits to Deborah Harris was a violation...deemed discriminatory against gay couples. In 2005, the high court found it unconstitutional to deny certain benefits to...
Huge advances for gay marriage in an eventful year

...other way.A look back at some of the notable developments since June 26, 2013:JULYOn July 1, five days after the high court rulings, two men who had been partners since 1989 tried to obtain a marriage license at a courthouse in Norfolk, Virginia...
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High court: State has duty to protect inmates

...injury is serious and prison officials would have to know of an "immediate, identifiable, and specific danger."The high court said that bar is too high. Mattox presented enough information to "raise a factual question as to the foreseeability...
Court: Alaska tribe should settle own dispute over leadership

...constitution dictates the establishment of a tribal court that would resolve the dispute. The court agreed with a November high court ruling that it did not have the jurisdiction to determine who should govern. Fifer's group appealed the lower court...
Court hears case over same-sex survivor benefits

...because they are not allowed to marry in the state.The high court heard oral arguments Tuesday, APRN reported.Deborah...unconstitutional," he said.This is the third case before the high court related to benefits for gay couples. In 2005, and again...
Court rules same-sex couples have equal tax rights

...couples who sued the state and municipality of Anchorage 2010 through the Alaska American Civil Liberties Union.The High Court reversed the ruling for one of the couples, saying the senior citizen in the couple had no actual ownership in the property...
New coalition says corporations aren't people

...trying to raise the nation's consciousness in the hopes the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn a 2010 decision. The high court ruled that corporations, unions and other entities had a free-speech right to raise and spend unlimited amounts of...
High court orders redistricting plan be redrawn

...redistricting plan be redrawn for the 2014 elections.The high court earlier this year ordered the redistricting board to...the board did not follow the process mandated by the high court but disagreed with the decision to not require district-by-district...
Court rules same-sex couples have equal tax rights

...potential implications of this case, it will take time to thoroughly evaluate the decision," the statement said.The high court reversed the earlier court ruling for one of the couples, saying the senior citizen in the couple had no actual ownership...


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