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...elections, approve or reject laws passed by Parliament and appoint prime ministers, the Council of Ministers and some high court judges.The position also has some dormant powers, including the power to call Parliament, summon Cabinet meetings...

...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...
AK Supreme Court considers benefits for same-sex partners

...because they are not allowed to marry in the state. The high court heard oral arguments Tuesday. Deborah Harris' long-term...unconstitutional," he said. This is the third case before the high court related to benefits for gay couples. I n 2005, and...
Same-sex marriage activists hopeful amid lawsuit

...Alaska Supreme Court has chipped away at laws deemed discriminatory against gay couples. In 2005, for example, the high court found it unconstitutional to deny certain benefits to the same-sex partners of state employees.But it wasn't until...

...constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced his intent to appeal to the high court late Saturday night, but not before 15 licenses were issued for same-sex couples in northwest Arkansas' Carroll County...

...procedure, only force women to drive a greater distance to obtain one.Justice Antonin Scalia, writing in support of the high court order Tuesday, said the clinics could not overcome a heavy legal burden against overruling the appeals court. The justices...
TAPS owners take series of setbacks in court

...been managed well, and the owners had failed to prove the expenses were prudent.On the property tax case, the state high court's ruling, on which the pipeline owners have filed a request for reconsideration, dealt only with fiscal year 2006...
At 50, landmark libel case relevant in digital age

...followed haven't been without criticism, however, including some from three justices now on the Supreme Court.At her high court confirmation hearing in 2010, Elena Kagan said the principle laid out in the case is vital to free speech, but she...
What others say: Yukon cases need careful review

...his argument before U.S. District Court Judge H. Russel Holland in late October, but it is worth pursuing in a higher court. Holland's interpretation is one rational reading of federal law, but his reading is undermined by the context in...


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