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ALASKA: Independent Bll Walker Defeats Incumbent GOP Gov. Sean Parnell

Alaska’s gubernatorial race has finally been called. Bill Walker [above right], an attorney and former mayor of Valdez, is the first candidate unaffiliated with a party to be elected governor since statehood. Walker’s mentor, Wally Hickel, served a term as governor with the Alaskan Independence Party, a recognized third-party in the state, before going back to the GOP. Walker, who ...

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ALASKA: Palin Endorses Independent Opponent Of GOP Gov. Sean Parnell

Parnell (above left) was lieutenant governor under Palin. From the National Journal: Palin rebuked her Republican successor in her home state, endorsing independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker, who is running on a “unity ticket” with Democratic running mate Byron Mallott, instead. Palin’s endorsement goes against her former lieutenant governor, Gov. Sean Parnell, who assumed office in 2009 when Palin abruptly ...

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ALASKA: Gov. Sean Parnell Files En Banc Marriage Ruling Request With Ninth Circuit

Last night Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell filed an en banc marriage ruling request with the Ninth Circuit Court. Two days ago Idaho Gov. Butch Otter did the same. From Parnell’s filing: Compelled by Latta v. Otter, (9th Cir. Oct. 7, 2014), the district court ruled that the Fourteenth Amendment requires Alaska to license and recognize same-sex marriages, contrary to its ...

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ALASKA: Gov. Sean Parnell Files Gay Marriage Stay Request With SCOTUS

From the filing: Should the Ninth Circuit decline to grant en banc hearing to reconsider Latta, then Alaska would have strong grounds to seek certiorari before judgment from this Court. 28 U.S.C. § 1254(1). By the time that petitioners’ en banc petition will have been decided by the Ninth Circuit, there is a reasonable likelihood that there will be a ...

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ALASKA: Ninth Circuit Court Issues Temporary Stay On Same-Sex Marriages Pending State’s Appeal To SCOTUS

Marriages were to begin tomorrow morning. Ruling.

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ALASKA: Federal Court Denies State’s Demand For Marriage Stay Pending Appeal
UPDATE: State Asks Ninth Circuit For Emergency Stay Pending Appeal

Yesterday Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell asked a federal district court to stop same-sex marriages while he appeals to the Ninth Circuit Court. Tonight the lower court told Parnell to suck it. The final briefs in the appeal are due before the Ninth on February 20th. We can probably expect Parnell to now ask the Ninth for a stay. Same-sex marriage ...

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ALASKA: State Has Until January 21st To File Appeal Briefs With Ninth Circuit

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today set the briefing schedule in Alaska’s doomed to attempt to stop same-sex marriages, which will continue despite the efforts of the GOP governor and attorney general. The state’s final briefs are due on January 21st and the good guys then have 30 days to file their final response.

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ALASKA: State Files Marriage Appeal

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Alaska Governor: I’m Appealing

“As Alaska’s governor, I have a duty to defend and uphold the law and the Alaska Constitution. Although the district court today may have been bound by the recent Ninth Circuit panel opinion, the status of that opinion and the law in general in this area is in flux. I will defend our constitution.” – Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell.

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