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What others say: Judicial selection for Alaska the Alaska Judicial Council, which consists of three non-attorney Alaskans and three Alaska attorneys. The state Supreme Court's chief justice participates as chair, and votes rarely, only to break a tie. House Bill 33 seeks to change...
Carpeneti opposes Judicial Council change

...non-attorney members appointed by the governor and subject to legislative confirmation. The chief justice of the state Supreme Court serves as chair. The council needs to have at least four members in agreement to take action.HJR33, which is...
Group behind setnet ban initiative files appeal

...and limited them to about 5 percent of the projected statewide harvest. After it was initially certified, the state Supreme Court ruled that was an unconstitutional appropriation, and the initiative was not allowed on the ballot. But Singer...
Where do we draw the line on marijuana?

...cultivation and sale of the drug.The line on marijuana's legality in Alaska has long been a blurry one. In 1975, the state Supreme Court found that the state's privacy rights protected possession and private use of small amounts of marijuana. Voters...

...Ports Authority has until month's end to respond to the motion.The agency will be in court next week when the state Supreme Court hears arguments in a separate lawsuit alleging that cruises in Charleston are a public nuisance. The Ports Authority...

...Republican first elected to the bench in 2001 - based his decision on guidelines given to him two weeks ago by the state Supreme Court to determine whether the state had made photo IDs easily accessible.He ruled after listening to two days of testimony...
Senate majority leader looks at legislation to define when abortion is 'medically necessary'

...once he gets more information. He said he hopes to the best of his ability to answer some of the questions the state Supreme Court had and to make a policy call on state funding of abortions.Coghill told the more than 100 people gathered for...
Environmental groups appeal herbicide permit

...permit approval on several different fronts.A previous request for a stay on the spraying was dismissed by the state Supreme Court.An administrative law judge rejected several arguments that had been made in an appeal that accused the department...
Miller takes on Obama, Alaska Republicans

...leave the state still susceptible to election fraud, he said. "It just rubber stamped a bad decision by the (state) Supreme Court," he said. Other tea party activists accompanied Miller to the Nugget Mall from the cruise as they tried to...
On teenage abortion . . .

...notified when a daughter under 18 seeks an abortion. This initiative, approved for the ballot last week by the state Supreme Court, would require physicians to personally inform parents when preparing to perform an abortion for a minor child...


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