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Huge advances for gay marriage in an eventful year

...the gay marriage debate.The state Supreme Court had ruled in 1993 that gay...through a unanimous ruling by the state Supreme Court.Some opponents discussed...Piazza's ruling was stayed by the state Supreme Court, creating an opening in which...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-06-27/huge-advances-gay-marriage-eventful-y
Not For Web
Buffalo Bills cheerleaders halt season after suit

...worked hundreds of hours for free, and were subjected to groping and sexual comments.The civil action was filed in state Supreme Court and seeks unspecified back pay and legal fees. It names Mateczun's company, Stejon Productions Corp., the...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-25/buffalo-bills-cheerleaders-halt-season
Sports
Court: Alaska tribe should settle own dispute over leadership

...Village tribe, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.Another group also claims it is the rightful leader.The state Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the case filed by the group led by Robert Fifer, saying the tribe's constitution dictates...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-15/court-alaska-tribe-should-settle-own-di
State
Playing TAPS

ANCHORAGE - A state tax assessment board concluded four days of contentious hearings May 15 on valuation of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System for state and local property taxes.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-25/playing-taps
State
Court rules same-sex couples have equal tax rights

...entitled to the same state property-tax exemptions for senior citizens and disabled veterans as married couples, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.The decision upholds a 2011 Superior Court ruling on a taxation case involving three same-sex Anchorage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-27/court-rules-same-sex-couples-have-equal
State
Alaska Supreme Court eyes abortion notification

...appealed in 2013 by abortion-rights supporters, which led to the case being heard by the five justices of the state supreme court.Part of the law remains in effect as the case winds through the legal system, according to state Department of...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-21/alaska-supreme-court-eyes-abortion-noti
State | AK legislature
Alaska Editorial: Judicial selection for Alaska

...by the Alaska Judicial Council, which consists of three non-attorney Alaskans and three Alaska attorneys. The state Supreme Court's chief justice participates as chair, and votes rarely, only to break a tie.House Bill 33 seeks to change...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-03-12/alaska-editorial-judicial-selection-a
Opinion
Robert Boochever United States Courthouse dedication

...practiced for 25 years and established his reputation as a trial lawyer. In 1972 he was appointed to the Alaska State Supreme Court where he served for eight years, three as Chief Justice. In 1980 President Jimmy Carter appointed Boochever to...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-02/robert-boochever-united-states-cour
Neighbors
Supreme Court upholds Usibelli license

ANCHORAGE - The state Supreme Court on Friday upheld the state's issuance of a gas exploration license in the Healy Basin for Usibelli Coal Mine.The group Denali...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-16/supreme-court-upholds-usibelli-license
State | AK legislature
Pot petition has enough signatures to make ballot

...Legislature the option to create a marijuana control board.Alaska has had a complex history with marijuana. The state Supreme Court ruled in 1975 than banning home use and possession of small amounts of pot violated the state constitution's right...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-05/pot-petition-has-enough-signatures-make
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