Senate Judiciary considers banning synthetic drugs

JUNEAU - The Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on a bill banning certain synthetic drugs even though the Wasilla City Council has rejected a similar...
State | AK legislature
Photo: Senate Judiciary Q&A

...staff member of Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, during an introduction of Senate Concurrent Resolution 2 during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday. The resolution urges the governor to acquire land in the Tongass National Forest from the federal...
State | AK legislature
State of Judiciary keys on reform

Alaska Chief Justice Dana Fabe identified five ambitions for future progress during her State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the state Legislature on Wednesday.Fabe highlighted the gains of the state's judicial system...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska's Constitution isn't broken

...Alaska's Constitution is Article 4 on the Judiciary, a model in the United States. It has...which the Judicial Council insulates the Judiciary branch from politics.Should we dismiss SJR21 and HJR33. May the Judiciary Council and the court system continue...
Panel moves resolution on constitution convention

JUNEAU - The Senate Judiciary Committee has moved a resolution calling for a convention of states to amend the federal constitution.House Joint Resolution...
State | AK legislature
University president says gun bill unacceptable

JUNEAU - University of Alaska President Pat Gamble told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday a bill permitting concealed handguns on campus is unacceptable.Gamble said the Board of Regents is very...
State | AK legislature
Senate panel hears Exxon Valdez funding measure

JUNEAU - On the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, the Senate Judiciary Committee took up a resolution Monday calling on the state and federal governments to seek additional money for restoration stemming...
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Listen to those threatened by concealed carry on campus

This My Turn is an expansion of my testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee on SB 176, "An Act relating to the regulation of firearms and knives by the University of Alaska," which has recently...
Outside Editorial: Revive the Free Flow of Information Act

...Congress ready to recognize that protecting reporters' sources protects the public's right to know?Last year, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill affording some protection for reporters' confidential sources, similar to the protection that...
Rural justice a focus for Fabe in 'State of the Judiciary'

...she devoted much of her "State of the Judiciary" speech to a joint session of the Alaska...referred repeatedly to previous State of the Judiciary speeches and the memoirs of past judges...Jay Rabinowitz's 1992 State of the Judiciary speech on inequality in Alaska's rural...


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