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Legislature adjourns, convenes new session in Anchorage over minority objections

...much as I enjoy being in my hometown, Mr. President (Senate President Kevin Meyer), this session violates the Alaska Constitution," Wielechowski said.A May 18 legal opinion from Legislative Affairs Director Doug Gardner to Wielechowski declared that...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-21/legislature-adjourns-convenes-new-se
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Cal Thomas: Unruly Britannia

...horse-trading, as the disparate parties try to cobble together a ruling coalition.Because the UK does not have a "written" constitution, something called The Cabinet Manual directs what is to happen in such an eventuality:"If no single party has an overall...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-04/cal-thomas-unruly-britannia
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Nuanced views on gay rights, religious liberty

...The survey uncovered nuanced views on gay rights as the Supreme Court considers, in a case heard this week, whether the Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marry.Americans are more likely to say that religious liberties are more important...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-30/nuanced-views-on-gay-rights-relig
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Op-ed: The terrorists among us

...by the legal authority to tend toward insurrection against the established order. Sedition often includes subversion of a constitution and incitement of discontent (or resistance) to lawful authority."Does this not define what ISIS is doing by inciting...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-09/op-ed-the-terrorists-among-us
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Bob Franken: The Baltimore bounce

...the protections of the innocent-till-proven-guilty-in-a-court-of-law protection that is at the heart of our Constitution - you know, the ones not afforded to Freddie Gray. The prosecution must be scrupulously fair, particularly in light of...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-05/bob-franken-the-baltimore-bounce
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Legislators may get last word on gasline funds

...or CBR, to completely fund the fiscal year 2016 budget.About $8.5 billion is currently in the CBR fund.The state Constitution requires a three-quarters vote of both the House and Senate to make the withdrawal. The Republican majority in the Senate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-03/legislators-may-get-last-word-on-gas
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Cal Thomas: Until the court do us part?

...for example, polygamists, who wish to "marry" more than one person?If human history, tradition, the Bible, the Constitution and biology are to be ignored or re-defined, on what basis do courts say "no" to anything? If "equality" and "fairness...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-02/cal-thomas-until-the-court-do-us-
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School district waits on final numbers

...are not made, maintaining the current foundation formula equates to a loss because of inflation, Fischer said. The state constitution requires education to be adequately funded, he said."You wouldn't send in a partial house payment," Fischer said...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-04-22/school-district-waits-on-final-numbe
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Group continues effort to get setnet ban on 2016 ballot

...Department of Law opinion that said the ban would be a resource appropriation not allowed by ballot initiative under the Alaska Constitution.That decision was overturned by an Anchorage Superior Court judge, and the group was allowed to begin collecting signatures...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-02/group-continues-effort-to-get-setnet
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What others say: HB 115 a political stunt and nothing more

...do not: This is a dead issue. For Alaska in particular, it's especially dead.Article XII, section 12 of the Alaska Constitution specifically states: "The State of Alaska and its people forever disclaim all right and title in or to any property belonging...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-04-15/what-others-say-hb-115-a-politica
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