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Judge sides with state in ballot lawsuit

...lawsuit that challenged the merged campaigns of two candidates in the governor's race.Anchorage Superior Court Judge John Suddock ruled that an emergency order issued by Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell that allowed the merger was valid. The state argued...
Fast ruling sought in ballot lawsuit

...two Alaska gubernatorial candidates to fuse their campaigns into one ticket for the November general election.Judge John Suddock scheduled arguments for Sept. 26, with a ruling likely by the end of that day. Suddock gave both sides time to file...
Plaintiff says they won't appeal ballot lawsuit ruling

...lawmakers should enact a permanent regulation to address a legal "train wreck" - the label used by Superior Court Judge John Suddock in describing a gap in Alaska election statutes. Suddock sided with the state on Friday.The Sept. 2 emergency order...
State, plaintiffs prepare ballot-lawsuit arguments to fill vacancies left by the withdrawal of a no-party candidate.Last week, Anchorage Superior Court Judge John Suddock allowed the merged campaigns to intervene on behalf of the state. Suddock will preside over oral arguments Friday...
Empire editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to Anchorage Superior Court Judge John Suddock and his Friday ruling upholding an emergency order that allowed independent gubernatorial Bill Walker and former Democratic nominee...
Alaska judge hears arguments over Pebble Mine

...mining, that would destroy or degrade salmon habitat.The Pebble Limited Partnership and the state have asked Judge John Suddock to strike down the initiative. They argue it wrongly elevates the borough's role above the state's role in overseeing...
Pot prop may go on '04 ballot

Pro-marijuana advocates got a boost this week when Anchorage Superior Court Judge John Suddock ordered Lt. Gov. Loren Leman to accept almost 200 initiative signature booklets rejected in January on "trivial rule violations...
Playing fair with pot I was pleased to read "Pot Prop May Go On '04 Ballot" (Sept. 26, 2003). Anchorage Superior Court Judge John Suddock ordered Lt. Gov. Loren Leman to accept almost 200 initiative signature booklets previously rejected. This is similar...
Bail set for man charged with killing Anchorage teen in 1994

...18-year-old daughter 13 years ago. Sound off on the important issues at Kenneth M. Dion, 38, entered Superior Court Judge John Suddock's courtroom Friday chained to three other prisoners. He shook his head when Suddock asked if he could afford to hire...
Couple racks up $226,000 fine for yard junk

...000 for accumulating junk in their yard has been ordered to clean up the property by Tuesday. Superior Court Judge John Suddock this month issued the order to David and Jane Szabo. City officials say if the landowners don't clean up the eyesore...


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