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Bob Franken: Bench players

...umpires on the baseball diamond have an appeals process, and so do those in the judicial world. Sad to say, the higher courts also are stocked with political appointments with lifetime tenures. For federal judges, maybe we should consider...
Voices of Alaska: A 'fix' in search of a flaw

...has been vested with the office since statehood, and which has served our state well. When a vacancy exists on our highest court, it is more imperative than ever that nominees meet the highest qualifications of the profession. When candidates...
Gay marriage: Alaska, Arizona couples win fight

...declined to intervene.The state had asked the nation's highest court to put a halt to marriages while it appealed a decision...AKDT Friday to give the state time to petition the high court.Leighow said Parnell swore to uphold the Alaska Constitution...
Supreme Court denies Alaska's request for stay being considered. The court only issued a stay until 11 a.m. AKDT Friday to give the state time to petition the high court. Gov. Sean Parnell has said it's a state sovereignty issue, and voters - not the courts - should decide if gay marriage...
Appeals court puts gay marriage on hold

...the state to take its case to the U.S. Supreme Court.The appeals court said barring a stay from the nation's highest court, gay marriages would resume in Alaska at 11 a.m. Friday."Based on what's happened with Nevada and Idaho...
Attorneys in Alaska: Right to marry is fundamental

...fundamental constitutional right to same-sex marriage. The plaintiffs' attorneys, in a court filing Friday, said the high court has upheld a broad definition of marriage.They said it is unnecessary to parse out certain classes of individuals for...

PARIS (AP) - France's highest court has ruled that married lesbians are allowed to adopt their partner's child born through in vitro fertilization or other medically...

...but ending his bid for office.The Navajo Nation's highest court dismissed an appeal from Chris Deschene, making a disqualification...tribal lawmakers can undo a Supreme Court action.The high court did not rule on the merits of Deschene's appeal...

...kill him.Inmates in Florida and Missouri went to their deaths by lethal injection in the preceding weeks after the high court refused to block their executions. Again, no justice said the executions should be stopped.Even as the number of...

...would have effectively ended a president's power to make recess appointments when the Senate takes a break.It was the high court's first case involving the Constitution's recess appointments clause, ending with a unanimous decision that Obama's...


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