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Planned Parenthood, ACLU and others sue Alaska of abortion regulation changes

...being challenged in Alaska Superior Court by Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union and lawyer Susan Orlansky, of Anchorage. Opponents of the new regulation said the state is trying to circumvent...
House Finance takes up abortion funding bills

...committee Tuesday morning was in opposition to the bills. Joshua Decker, interim executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, said the bills raised constitutional questions. Others called it a government intrusion and a waste...
Irresponsibility on both sides of the aisle

...forced to endure public scrutiny and intense criticism, like the just-released report by the federal Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, a prestigious independent commission that has concluded the spying "lacks a viable legal foundation...

...President Barack Obama is expected to announce Friday what changes he is willing to make to satisfy privacy, legal and civil liberties concerns over the NSA's surveillance practices. One of the most important questions is whether the government will...
Marijuana initiative backers deliver signatures

...murky. In 2006, the Alaska Legislature passed a law re-criminalizing small amounts of pot at home. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska challenged the law on privacy grounds and won in Superior Court. But the state appealed to the Alaska...

...Tuesday, came five days after the judge criticized the government, saying it had been on notice since the American Civil Liberties Union requested the documents nearly five years ago.The ACLU eventually filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit...
Concern raised about same-sex benefit requirements with ailing same-sex partners under new rules being considered in Alaska, the legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska said.But Tom Stenson also said the proposed changes to state leave rules are better than nothing...

...the use of pot.The laws tightened again with a 2006 state law criminalizing marijuana possession. The American Civil Liberties Union sued, saying the law conflicted with the 1975 ruling. The state maintained marijuana had become more intoxicating...

...Internet data gathering program because "it wasn't meeting what we needed and we thought we could better protect civil liberties and privacy by doing away with it."He said the program was conducted under provisions of the Patriot Act, and...
Murkowski open to same-sex marriage

...believe marriage should be between a man and a woman. Joshua Decker, interim executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska, said Murkowski's decision could be a watershed moment where others follow her lead. Democratic...


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