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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...
Attorneys: Right to marry is fundamental

...fundamental constitutional right to same-sex marriage. The plaintiffs' attorneys, in a court filing Friday, said the high court has upheld a broad definition of marriage.They said it is unnecessary to parse out certain classes of individuals for...
Court balks at last-minute voting changes

...Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas would have allowed them to be used in each state.None of the orders issued by the high court in recent weeks is a final ruling on the constitutionality of the laws. The orders are all about timing - whether the...
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Supreme Court denies Alaska's request

...federal appeals court on Wednesday only issued a stay until 11 a.m. Friday to give the state time to petition the high court.Leighow said Parnell swore to uphold the Alaska Constitution when he took office."Today's denial of the stay doesn't...
Sullivan defends record on Native issues

...making election changes, saying he would let his record speak for itself. Alaska fell into that category before the high court's ruling and in 2012 had sued over the formula.Sullivan also said he would support changing the name of Mount McKinley...
Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters, Dize's lawyers say courts nationwide are split on what work counts toward the 30 percent rule, and that the high court should resolve the confusion.Dize's former employer disagrees. Lawyers for the organization wrote in court papers...
Plaintiff says they won't appeal ballot lawsuit ruling

...One is the sheer expense of taking the case to the next level. The other is that Oct. 9 would be the earliest the high court could schedule oral arguments. That was too close to the Nov. 4 election, Strait said."What do (we) achieve if...
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.
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...
State high court throws out Miller claims

...state's U.S. Senate race. The high court on Wednesday upheld a lower court's...Miller's team is reviewing the high court's decision and weighing its options...disenfranchise thousands of voters. The high court, in a 4-0 ruling, called voter...


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