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Lawmakers prepare to take up pot issues

...board rather than assign oversight responsibilities to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.The incoming chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Lesil McGuire, said she plans to file legislation that would allow the substances to be managed separately...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-05/lawmakers-prepare-take-pot-issues
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-07/senate-judiciary-considers-banning-synt
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-13/state-judiciary-keys-reform
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-18/senate-judiciary-qa
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-02-13/rural-justice-focus-fabe-state-juciary
State
Letter: Begich Enables Obama

...same. I don't have room to list all of the damage done in the past six years, but here are a few examples:The House Judiciary Committee asked Jonathan Turley, a well-respected liberal constitutional expert: "How does the president's unilateral...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-10-31/letter-begich-enables-obama
Letters
State defends gay marriage ban

...to retain the traditional definition of marriage. This basic premise of democratic government should not be usurped by the judiciary absent compelling circumstances which the State respectfully urges are not present in this case," the filing states.The...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-28/state-defends-gay-marriage-ban
State
Senator plans to investigate Guard situation

...legislative hearings after the general election would be the best approach either.McGuire, vice chairwoman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she will advocate for funding within the attorney general's office to pay for investigators and other resources...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-19/senator-plans-investigate-guard-situati
State
Egan to caucus with minority

...Johnny Ellis, D-Anchorage? Labor and Commerce Committee: Ellis? Community and Regional Affairs Committee: Olson? Judiciary Committee: Bill Wielechowski, D-Anchorage? State Affairs Committee: Wielechowski? Legislative Council: EganThe...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/egan-caucus-minority
State | Local
My Turn: Somerville's opinion hypocritical

...Alaska's petition to overturn Katie John. Only the most woodenheaded ideologue could have been surprised that the federal judiciary would rule in favor of the federal government's right to manage resources on federal land and waters.Well played, Ron...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/my-turn-somervilles-opinion-hypocritica
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