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State Supreme Court hears setnet ban arguments

In a matter of months, the Alaska Supreme Court will decide if Alaskans can legally ban an entire group of fishermen by ballot initiative.
Walker chides AK LNG partners

...also acknowledged that the contract, if developed and approved by the state, would best be legally tested at the state Supreme Court level.A need for a public vote, if decided on, creates a big risk for the project if the public rejects it...
Alaska becomes 3rd state with legal marijuana

...even inside the privacy of villagers' homes.But Nick fears that the initiative, in combination with a 1975 state Supreme Court decision that legalized marijuana use inside homes - could open doors to drug abuse.Initiative backers promised...
Rich Lowry: Politicized prosecution run amok

...challenges. The Wisconsin Supreme Court could soon rule to halt the investigations altogether, and the United States Supreme Court is set to decide whether it will consider a federal lawsuit brought by Eric O'Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for...
Fabe stresses importance of rural presence, tribal relations

...addressing the Legislature on the 50th anniversary of former Chief Justice Jay Rabinowitz's appointment to the state Supreme Court.Rabinowitz, Fabe said, was focused on developing a judicial system that provided justice for all citizens...
Alaska court rules bison can roam freely on Kodiak

...raised bison that were prone to roam on Kodiak Island, sued to stop the hunt. Dorman originally lost, but the state Supreme Court overturned a lower-court ruling against him Friday. The court said the board was wrong when it deemed the bison...
Judge rules setnet ban ballot initiative allowable

...Division of Elections finishes preparing the signature packets.Easter's decision may also still be appealed to the state Supreme Court.Molly Dischner can be reached at
Court hears oral arguments on whether or not banning setnets considered an appropriation

...000 signatures and would be targeting the August 2016 ballot.Either side could also appeal her decision to the state Supreme Court.Although the case is focused on Upper Cook Inlet, both sides have cited concerns over the precedent it could...
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...
What others say: Supreme Court decision expands tribal jurisdiction

...was from Stevens Village and not Minto. But the state Supreme Court ruled that since both Stearman and her child were...Alaskans safer - and at less cost.Because of the state Supreme Court's decision Friday, we will now have an opportunity...


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