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My Turn: Since time immemorial

...our lands. Teeyhittaan Clan Leader William L. Paul, Sr., brought his clan's claim of land ownership to the U.S. Supreme Court and won recognition that aboriginal title existed in Alaska, setting the aboriginal claims to lands for all of...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-28/my-turn-time-immemorial
Opinion
Judge hears arguments over ANWR exploration

The first skirmish - some say it may be the main battle - in the state's effort to explore the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas played out in U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason's courtroom in Anchorage Jan. 20.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-25/judge-hears-arguments-over-anwr-explora
State | AK legislature
State to suspend same-sex marriage appeal

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear four same-sex marriage lawsuits similar to Alaska's Hamby v. Parnell, the state will ask the 9th U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-16/state-suspend-same-sex-marriage-appeal
Local
State of Alaska spends $103,000 defending gay marriage lawsuit

ANCHORAGE - The state has spent more than $103,000 to defend a lawsuit that overturned Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage, and it would spend more than triple that amount if it has to pay plaintiffs' legal costs.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-20/state-alaska-spends-103000-defending-ga
State
Alaska spends $100K defending gay marriage lawsuit

ANCHORAGE - The state has spent more than $103,000 to defend a lawsuit that overturned Alaska's ban on same-sex marriage, and it would spend more than triple that amount if it has to pay plaintiffs' legal costs.Plaintiffs are seeking nearly $259,000 in legal fees from the state. If those fees are awarded, the cost to the state would total more than $360,000, Alaska Dispatch News reported.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-19/alaska-spends-100k-defending-gay-marria
State
Today in sports history

...14-13.1946 - Notre Dame fights to a 0-0 tie with Army to snap the Cadets' 26-game winning streak.1953 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules 7-2 that baseball is not subject to antitrust laws, maintaining the game is a sport, not a business...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-09/today-sports-history
Sports
My Turn: Somerville's opinion hypocritical

...right to manage federal fish, wildlife, and navigable waters on federal land in Alaska when the most conservative U.S. Supreme Court of modern times rejected the State of Alaska's petition to overturn Katie John. Only the most woodenheaded ideologue...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-07/my-turn-somervilles-opinion-hypocritica
Opinion
Today in History

Today is Friday, Dec. 12, the 346th day of 2014. There are 19 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 12, 1870, Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina became the first black lawmaker sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/today-history
Local
My Turn: Torture of the American conscience

...Times sued the government, claiming it violated its First Amendment rights. The case was quickly taken up by the U.S. Supreme Court. Siding with the Times, Justice Hugo Black wrote for the majority that the "guarding of military and diplomatic...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-12/my-turn-torture-american-conscience
Opinion
Begich, Sullivan face off

...also supports disclosure of top donors in ads, similar to what is done in Alaska.Sullivan, who supports the U.S. Supreme Court decision that allowed for unlimited spending by unions and corporations in political races, said amending the First...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-31/begich-sullivan-face
State

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