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Mixed testimony on deportation bill

...Instead, it was added as an amendment at the request of the state Department of Law.The proposal follows an Alaska Court of Appeals case last fall where the court ruled a three-judge sentencing review panel has the authority to alter sentences...
State | AK legislature
Success or bust?

The 2014 Legislative session was a success - or a complete bust - depending on which party you ask. Both sides agree on one point, however: The decisions made during the 28th Legislature will impact generations of Alaskans for years to come.
State | AK legislature
Legislature ends session

It's over. The House and Senate adjourned the 2014 session sine die - signaling the definitive end of the Legislature - Friday after passing a major education reform bill and a controversial bridge bill.
Local | AK legislature
Alaska House votes in favor of deporting criminals; bill denies flexibility in sentencing

...said shortly after a move to strip the deportation component failed.The decision comes on the heels of an Alaska Court of Appeals case last fall. The court in that case ruled a three-judge sentencing review panel has the authority to alter...
State | AK legislature
Overfishing charges reinstated against Kookesh, others

The Alaska Court of Appeals has reinstated overfishing charges against former state senator Albert Kookesh and two other men. The court's decision was released...
Appeals court reinstates charges in fishing case

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Court of Appeals on Friday reinstated charges against a former state senator and others for violating conditions of their subsistence fishing permits...
State | Local
Correction: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

In an article Tuesday, the Empire incorrectly reported the Alaska Supreme Court ruled on a criminal case in Juneau involving defendant Jose Perez. It was the Alaska Court of Appeals, not the Alaska Supreme Court.
Kookesh, others to challenge overfishing charges

...lawmaker Albert Kookesh says he and two other men charged with overfishing intend to again appeal the charges. The Alaska Court of Appeals on Dec. 27 reinstated the charges against Kookesh, Rocky Estrada and Stanley Johnson after the men had succeeded...
AK Court of Appeals makes ruling in Juneau criminal deportation case

The Alaska Court of Appeals has ruled that a three-judge panel has the authority to modify a Juneau felon's prison sentence so he can avoid deportation...
Your vote on Alaska judges matters

...opportunity to decide whether one of the five justices on the Alaska Supreme Court and one of the three judges on the Alaska Court of Appeals should serve another term. Voters will also decide whether trial court judges from across the state should serve...


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