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ACLU sues state on marijuana law

...that it justifies restricting a fundamental right? The state thinks it's yes, we think it's no," said Michael Macleod-Ball, executive director of the ACLU of Alaska. The lawsuit also claims the law allows prosecution of people who...

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Court dumps rule denying same-sex partners benefits

...on the issue of equal protection for all Alaskans, which could have a sweeping effect on other states, said Michael Macleod-Ball, director of the Alaska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. "Other courts in other states could...

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Anchorage moves to comply with ruling that grants gay benefits

...issues that need to be resolved with the same good faith approach that the city seems to be pursuing," said Michael Macleod-Ball, director of the Alaska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was referring to court papers filed...

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Legislative Affairs settles case with security guard

...Bussard. Bussard threatened to sue the agency for wrongful termination, but a lawsuit was never filed, said Michael Macleod-Ball, executive director of the Alaska ACLU. Efforts to reach Bussard for comment Tuesday were unsuccessful. The...

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Court enforces benefits deadline

...must meet, were valid. "This is fantastic. Now we know that benefits will be in place as of Jan. 1," said Michael MacLeod-Ball, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska. The ACLU had filed the initial lawsuit...

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ACLU fights tax break

...from showing favoritism for one religion over another - or for religion generally over non-religion," said Michael Macleod-Ball, the ACLU of Alaska's executive director. If the bill included tax exemptions for employees of other nonprofits...

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Measure bans booze for lifetime

...aimed at fighting the problem. "This highlights one of the big problems we have with the corrections system," Michael Macleod-Ball said, charging that the Murkowski administration has "gutted" rehabilitation programs. Programs have been...

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Vote may cut off existing benefits

...Alaska also may be affected because it operates independently and chose to provide benefits on its own years ago. Michael MacLeod-Ball, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, opposes the movement to curtail benefits...

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Lawmakers try to toughen pot laws

...bill reflects what is currently known about marijuana," he said, "A lot has changed in the last 30 years." Michael Macleod-Ball, executive director of the Alaska Civil Liberties Union, said the bill fails to get at the root of the problem...

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Locals to enforce new marijuana law

...the American Civil Liberties Union has been fighting the bill ever since it was introduced in 2005. Director Michael Macleod-Ball said the ACLU's position is less about marijuana and more on the constitutional right to privacy. "When does...

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