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Keller alters drug testing for state-aid bill

...testing.Proponents say the state should not give money to people who might use it to feed a substance addiction.But Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, said the testing scheme still constitutes an...
My Turn: Some sad days for Alaska vets seemed fair and reasonable. This amendment was nixed by 3 No votes from the GOP. Sad day for Alaskans.As Jeffrey Mittman testified from Anchorage, "There is no reason not to pass this. It's about family. It's a simple change...
Anchorage Assembly says it's heard enough feedback on labor

...They need to be allowed to testify as long as there are individuals that want to testify," ACLU Executive Director Jeffrey Mittman said. "What the Anchorage Charter says is you have the right to testify. They can't just arbitrarily cut off...
ACLU going forward with homeless camp lawsuit

...municipality over the destruction of the camps and disposal of property belonging to the homeless. But the ACLU's Jeffrey Mittman says no agreement was reached protecting the constitutional rights of the homeless. The class-action lawsuit was...
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ACLU sues over same-sex property taxes

...against same-sex couples by denying property tax exemptions allowed for senior citizens and disabled veterans, said Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of ACLU in Alaska. "We are asking the court to overturn an unconstitutional practice of the...
Senate passes bill cracking down on sex offenders

...suspected child exploitation cases has raised concerns for the ACLU of Alaska. The group's executive director, Jeffrey Mittman, says the provision "opens the door to abuse," and a potential erosion of privacy. He says it does away with...
ACLU objects to subpoena power

...weren't immediately available for comment Thursday afternoon. The full measure is moving to another committee. Jeffrey Mittman, the executive director of the ACLU of Alaska, said sex offenders must be prosecuted. But he said there's already...
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Alaska prisoners' right guide updated

...reforms. A third part gives an overview of some major policies and procedures of the Alaska Department of Corrections. Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of ACLU in Alaska, says the online version was last updated two years ago. He says it's been...
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Court sets May 20 hearing on abortion initiative

...including that the initiative would restrict existing rights and potentially subject doctors to penalties. The ACLU's Jeffrey Mittman has said the decision didn't go far enough and that the proposal shouldn't appear on the ballot since voters weren't...
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Groups appealing ruling on abortion

...Alaska and Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest filed a notice of appeal Monday with the state Supreme Court. Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of ACLU of Alaska, said it's not enough that a superior court judge ordered Lt. Gov. Craig...


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