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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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Administration builds case against pot

...a compelling state interest to take away an individual's privacy rights. ACLU of Alaska Executive Director Michael Macleod-Ball said the argument that marijuana is more potent or that it is being used more by children is not enough of a public...

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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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AG may suspend medical marijuana registration in Alaska

...federal law," she said. "It's always been illegal under federal law." ACLU of Alaska Executive Director Michael Macleod-Ball said he was not surprised that the ruling favored federal authority over the state's. But he said he does not...

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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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Alaska Digest

...entirely legitimate and is in no way affected by the court's ruling ...," ACLU of Alaska Executive Director Michael Macleod-Ball contended in a statement. "Attorney General Marquez should publicly acknowledge this fact at the earliest opportunity...

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Governor calls for session on state benefits

...he said. Nordstrand said he expected to hear back from the court about the proposed regulations on Monday. Michael Macleod-Ball, executive director of the ACLU of Alaska, said he was pleased to see the regulatory process going forward with...

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Murkowski moves to kill gay benefits

...mainstream Alaskans who overwhelmingly believe that marriage is a union between a man and a woman," Murkowski said. Michael Macleod-Ball, director of the Alaska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, said that if the Legislature and public...

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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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Governor set to push anti-marijuana legislation again

...misdemeanor, according to the bill. Possession of less than an ounce would be deemed a class B misdemeanor. Michael Macleod-Ball, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, said the bill does not increase penalties...

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