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State defends gay marriage ban

...support of gay marriage don't point to a foregone conclusion in this case but to intervention by some courts into a law-making process that should be reserved for the people.Oral arguments in the case have been set for next month.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-28/state-defends-gay-marriage-ban
State
Empire Editorial: Bar pee sticks not the right fix

...dependency.We are saying this is not the approach that will make a difference.Instead, the Legislature could pass a law making it illegal to knowingly sell or distribute alcohol to a pregnant woman. Or launch an aggressive education campaign that...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-04/empire-editorial-war-fas-targets-wron
Opinion
Illinois governor signs gay marriage bill, making it No. 16

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday signed a historic measure into law making Illinois the 16th state in the nation to allow gay marriage.The Democratic governor put pens to paper at a desk that his administration...

http://juneauempire.com/monique-garcia/2013-11-21/illinois-governor-signs-gay-ma
The original capital creep

...trade with the Philippines; andWhereas the development of the territory is being greatly retarded by the want of a law-making or legislative body therein, to be elected by the people:Resolved by the legislative assembly of the state of Oregon...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-04-14/original-capital-creep
Neighbors
Outside editorial: Supreme Court just says no to bribery

...It did that in 2010 when, in a case involving a former executive of Enron Corp., it narrowed the definition of a law making it a crime to "deprive another of the intangible right of honest services." The justices ruled that the law could...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-17/outside-editorial-supreme-court-just-
Opinion
Legislature is in need of more Democrats

...when one party holds a supermajority, as the Republicans do in both the House and Senate, sound decision making and law making for the good of the public are sacrificed for power and pure political grandstanding. The other day the House and Senate...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/051502/let_letter2.shtml
Opinion
DWI argument rejected

...man's argument that he should not be charged with felony drunk driving because his offense occurred before a new state law making his crime a felony went into effect. Friday's ruling involves the case of Eric B. Fowler, 33, who was arrested...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052703/sta_dwi.shtml
News
Court: Some marijuana in home is legal

...Constitution made it legal to own the marijuana. The appellate court reversed the conviction but upheld a state drug-dealer law making it illegal to possess more than four ounces of marijuana in a home. "Alaska citizens have a right to possess less than...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/083103/sta_potruling.shtml
News
Alaskans to decide on marijuana

Alaskans will decide next month whether to overturn a state law making marijuana possession illegal, but a court decision in 2003 may make the effort moot. Legalization advocates are pumping hundreds...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101004/sta_alaskans.shtml
News
Crackdown on Wolf-dogs

...anyone from advertising to sell wolf hybrids. Those wolf hybrid owners who didn't meet the deadline still face the old law making it illegal to possess one of the animals. Shuster said the new regulation makes no more sense than the old one still...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111002/sta_wolfdogs.shtml
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