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Plaintiffs decide against appeal in Alaska fishing case

...courts have never been very protective of Native subsistence rights," Davis said. "We didn't feel going to the state Supreme Court was going to provide better protections for subsistence."In its March 27 decision, the appellate court said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-04-24/plaintiffs-decide-against-appeal-alaska
State | AK legislature
Connecticut ruling clears way for marijuana convictions to be erased

...people busted in Connecticut for marijuana possession now have the right to get their convictions erased after the state Supreme Court ruled Monday that the violation had been downgraded to the same legal level as a parking ticket.The 7-0 ruling...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-17/connecticut-ruling-clears-way-marijuana
State
Across Alaska, legalization comes quietly

...even inside the privacy of villagers' homes.But Nick fears that the initiative, in combination with a 1975 state Supreme Court decision that legalized marijuana use inside homes, could open doors to drug abuse.Initiative backers promised...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/across-alaska-legalization-comes-quietl
State | AK legislature
Pot is now legal

...even inside the privacy of villagers' homes.But Nick fears that the initiative, in combination with a 1975 state Supreme Court decision that legalized marijuana use inside homes - could open doors to drug abuse.Initiative backers promised...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-23/pot-now-legal
State
Fabe stresses importance of rural, tribal relations

...addressing the Legislature on the 50th anniversary of former Chief Justice Jay Rabinowitz's appointment to the state Supreme Court.Rabinowitz, Fabe said, was focused on developing a judicial system that provided justice for all citizens...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-12/fabe-stresses-importance-rural-tribal-r
State | AK legislature
Alaska court rules bison can roam freely on Kodiak

...raised bison that were prone to roam on Kodiak Island, sued to stop the hunt. Dorman originally lost, but the state Supreme Court overturned a lower-court ruling against him Friday, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.The court said the board...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-29/alaska-court-rules-bison-can-roam-freel
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Alaska voters legalize recreational marijuana

...Marijuana Like Alcohol, said at a news conference.Pot already is legal in small quantities in Alaska homes. A 1975 state Supreme Court ruling on privacy rights cleared the way for Alaskans to possess small amounts.Alaska in the late 1990s legalized...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-05/alaska-voters-legalize-recreational-mar
State
Alaska, Oregon are ground zero in pot fight

...there's a strong libertarian streak, and small amounts of marijuana have been legal for personal use since a 1975 state Supreme Court ruling. Medical pot is legal, but not dispensaries.Both states have seen previous initiatives to legalize marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-31/alaska-oregon-are-ground-zero-pot-fight
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Man sentenced to 99 years in hotel shooting death

...Millennium Alaskan Hotel, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.Fadely's death led to a new standard in Alaska when the state Supreme Court ruled her same-sex partner Deborah Harris was eligible for benefits.Martinez, a citizen of the Dominican Republic...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-18/man-sentenced-99-years-hotel-shooting-d
State
Wide coalition forms to oppose pot legalization

...already has a law allowing medical use of marijuana and personal use and cultivation has been legal since a 1975 state Supreme Court ruling that household possession was protected by a constitutional right to privacy, but a Colorado-type law...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-20/wide-coalition-forms-oppose-pot-legaliz
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