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Court of Appeals rejects woman's homicide-conviction appeal

...convicted as a teenager of criminal negligent homicide in the death of her mother was properly tried as an adult, the Alaska Court of Appeals has ruled.Rachelle Waterman of Craig was correctly held to an adult standard, the court said. Judges in an...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-10/court-appeals-rejects-womans-homicide-c
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Marijuana and you

...Alaskans (through their constitutional right to privacy) the ability to possess and use marijuana at home. A 2003 Alaska Court of Appeals decision (Noy v. State) determined "Alaska citizens have the right to possess less than four ounces of marijuana...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-08/marijuana-and-you
State | AK legislature
Court overturns murder conviction in 'Last Seduction' case

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Court of Appeals has overturned the murder conviction of man charged with killing his romantic rival at the urging of the woman they both hoped...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-23/court-overturns-murder-conviction-last-
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Coupon prompts court to toss theft conviction

ANCHORAGE - A coupon for stolen merchandise has prompted the Alaska Court of Appeals to throw out a theft conviction.Donald Lynn Henson was convicted of stealing fishing equipment and motor oil from the Fred Meyer...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-12/coupon-prompts-court-toss-theft-convict
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Appeals court: Fairbanks officer's search was illegal

...along with the conviction of the resident, Isaac D. Siedentop.The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Alaska Court of Appeals threw out the conviction because the officer's actions constituted an illegal search.Police said Siedentop...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-11/appeals-court-fairbanks-officers-search
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-25/mixed-testimony-deportation-bill
State | 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-14/alaska-house-votes-favor-deporting-crim
State | AK legislature
Legislature ends session

...getting lesser criminal sentences to help them avoid deportation by the federal government.The passage 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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-25/legislature-ends-session
Local | AK legislature
Success or bust?

...getting lesser criminal sentences in order to avoid deportation by the federal government. The passage 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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-27/success-or-bust
State | AK legislature
Alaska appeals court hears subsistence case

BETHEL - The Alaska Court of Appeals is considering a case involving western Alaska subsistence fishermen who are appealing their convictions of illegal king salmon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-28/alaska-appeals-court-hears-subsistence-
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