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Voices of Alaska: Bullard appointment will benefit Alaskans

...elected by members of the Alaska Bar Association (ABA) and appointed by the ABA's Board of Governors and Alaska's chief justice, who chairs the Council. The Council has always nominated applicants on the 'merit' principle, looking for candidates...
Supreme Court declares nationwide right to same-sex marriage

...marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in dissent. Roberts read a summary...the first time he has done so in nearly 10 years as chief justice. "If you are among the many Americans - of whatever...
Alaska high court: Local mining initiative unenforceable

...projects on state lands within its borders."The appeal was heard by three of the court's five members. Then-Chief Justice Dana Fabe and Justice Peter J. Maassen did not participate.The Pebble deposit is on state land.The state and Pebble...
Op-ed: The next gay marriage battle

...teaching, a lawyerly wording that the other lawyers on the court were quick to pick up on. The First Amendment, Chief Justice John Roberts pointed out in his dissent, actually protects the freedom to exercise religion. That means people of...
Op-ed: Same-sex marriage is only the beginning

...political process, not the court, should decide.In his strongly worded minority opinion on same-sex marriage, Chief Justice John Roberts said, "The court is not a legislature." Nonetheless, the day before, Roberts acted as a legislator...
Cal Thomas: Until the court do us part?

...and influence a state's decision as to shape its own marriage laws." And now this court could do precisely that.Chief Justice John Roberts told the plaintiff's attorneys on Tuesday, "But if you prevail here, there will be no more debate...
Federal health insurance aid in doubt for nearly 8 million

...sign-ups.During oral arguments last week, the court seemed divided. The outcome seems to hinge on the votes of Chief Justice John Roberts, who saved the law in another case three years ago, and Justice Anthony Kennedy, who asked skeptical...
SJR3 an attack on Alaska judges, the Judiciary Council and judicial selection procedures

...tie rather than a vote from the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court...scholars on the council.- The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is an attorney...question suggests that, despite our Chief Justice's widely-respected expertise...
Bob Franken: Bench players

...that they should approve him as chief justice of the United States, he described...With all due respect, Mr. Chief Justice, you're full of beans; you...state level, you have Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who ignores the U...
Bob Franken: Big deal and no big deal

...instance, where the state's Chief Justice Roy Moore is telling probate judges...government in 2003, when as state chief justice he refused an order to remove...elected once again to be Alabama's chief justice. Obviously he hasn't learned...


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