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Gun shop trial re-scheduled for May

...Juneau's first murder in five years.Litigation stalled for several years as the case made its way to the Alaska Supreme Court. The high court considered whether a federal law, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, which protects...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-23/gun-shop-trial-re-scheduled-may
Local
Across Alaska, legalization comes quietly

...relationship with marijuana.While the 1975 Alaska Supreme Court decision protected personal marijuana possession and...that the initiative, in combination with a 1975 state Supreme Court decision that legalized marijuana use inside homes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-25/across-alaska-legalization-comes-quietl
State | AK legislature
Questions and answers now that pot is legal

...marijuana industry whose pot will be sold and taxed.But wasn't pot already legal in Alaska?Yes and no. A 1975 Alaska Supreme Court decision protected residents with small amounts of pot in their homes from prosecution. But state lawmakers twice...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/questions-and-answers-now-pot-legal
State
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 Native...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-23/pot-now-legal
State
A Bishop's Perspective: Suicide is never a solution

...company, but she was told that insurance would cover the cost of physician-assisted suicide. In the 1994 Alaska Supreme Court decision that unanimously held that there is no constitutional right to assisted suicide, the court noted: "(The...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-23/bishops-perspective-suicide-never-sol
Opinion
My Turn: Checks and balances of the Board of Education

...governor picked a nominee, whom the Legislators would then vet and confirm or reject. This system is similar to the way Supreme Court justices are selected at the national level; it ensures a clear system of checks and balances.Hammond also limited...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-16/my-turn-checks-and-balances-board-edu
Opinion
My Turn: A fix in search of a law

...implication that the Chief Justice should refrain from breaking ties in the nominating process for vacancies on the Alaska Supreme Court ignores a responsibility that has been vested with the office since statehood, and which has served our state well...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-15/my-turn-fix-search-law
Opinion
Empire Editorial: On the court

...the chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court.Sen. Kelly has proposed a constitutional...Roosevelt's plan to pack the U.S. Supreme Court with justices friendly to his...1930s, FDR was confronted by a Supreme Court hostile to his New Deal programs...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-15/empire-editorial-court
Opinion
State retirement benefits at stake

...questions surrounding the change have now reached the Alaska Supreme Court.Three justices of the high court traveled to Juneau...their arguments and took them under advisement. Alaska Supreme Court decisions usually take at least six months before being...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-11/state-retirement-benefits-stake
Local
Three things to watch in this week's Legislature

...The bill, as proposed, would take effect Jan. 1, 2017. State of the JudiciaryThe chief justice of the Alaska Supreme Court, Dana Fabe, is scheduled to deliver the traditional State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the Legislature...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-09/three-things-watch
State | AK legislature

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