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Stephen McPhertres

...of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and Josephine Margaret (McLaughlin) McPhetres, homemaker and later Clerk of the Supreme Court of Alaska. He was born in Kansas, but when asked, he would always reply, "I was raised in Alaska."Steve graduated...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000176845800
Juneau judge tries again for Alaska Supreme Court

...honor of serving on the Alaska Supreme Court.The capital city justice is...work," he said.On the Alaska Supreme Court, he would be one of five decision-makers...Carpeneti's retirement in 2012, the Supreme Court has been without a representative...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-15/juneau-judge-tries-again-alaska-supreme
State
Pro-Walker group accused of 'sanitizing' campaign contributions

...Any ambiguity in the process can be attributed to the Citizens United decision in 2010. That ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court struck down limits on corporate and union spending on elections.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-11/pro-walker-group-accused-sanitizing-cam
State
Salt Lake close to electing first openly gay mayor

...among the first in a string of similar rulings across the United States that eventually paved the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to declare gay marriages legal across the nation.Earlier this year, a Mormon-backed Utah law was passed that provided...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-05/salt-lake-close-electing-fir
Nation and World
GOP wins Kentucky guv's race in top state election

...interest groups seeking to influence the courts. Tuesday's election to fill three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court was the latest judicial contest to attract heavy attention and spending.Campaign contributors poured at least $11...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-04/gop-wins-kentucky-guvs-race-
Nation and World
Supreme Court troubled by DA's rejection of black jurors

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court signaled support Monday for a black...ever going to see" of rules the Supreme Court laid out in 1986 to prevent racial...Foster could win a new trial if the Supreme Court rules his way. The discussion Monday...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-03/supreme-court-troubled-das-r
Nation and World
Letter: Get money out of politics by executive order

The inexplicable U.S. Supreme Court decisions on Citizens United and McClutcheon are turning our nation into a deadly circus farce. Barring any social reason from...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-11-01/letter-get-money-out-politics-executi
Letters
New ACA challenge heads for Supreme Court

...another challenge to the law to the Supreme Court, and say they will be back with...about the right outcome, the Supreme Court has no reason to take the case...Clause "has never been before the Supreme Court," Sandefur said.Whatever the...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-26/new-aca-challenge-heads-supr
Nation and World
My Turn: Old associations: Hopeful developments on campaigns and guns

...PACs. To date, he has raised $41.5 million from 1.3 million small donors, pushing back against the egregious Supreme Court Citizens United ruling, which gave corporations and unions the green light to spend unlimited sums on political campaigns...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-10-25/my-turn-old-associations-hopeful-deve
Opinion
Wisconsin GOP abolishes secret corruption probes

...conservative issue advocacy groups.Republicans deny they're seeking retribution for the probe, which the state Supreme Court in July ended as unconstitutional. But Democrats and independent observers say the changes will transform the state's...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-25/wisconsin-gop-abolishes-secr
Nation and World

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