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Jury picked in civil case over Hoonah officer deaths

...have a right to parade someone into court knowing he's going to assert his Fifth Amendment right, and the answer in case law is no. In fact, in the criminal context, you can't do it."Menendez disagreed and said Marvin may be called as...
Admitted pedophile tries to withdraw guilty plea

...decision, Judge Stephens informed him that it's much easier to withdraw a plea pre-sentencing than post-sentencing.Case law on the matter says that pre-sentence attempts to withdraw should be "liberally" granted, though it's up to the...
Ex-cop Troy Wilson gets 9 years for shooting

...going to impose one," Pallenberg said, referring to the U.S. Supreme Court case Neal v. United States and other case law.Pallenberg also imposed 16 years of suspended jail time and 10 years probation.Wilson, a 17-year JPD veteran and...
The state can't enforce its laws without disobeying them

...American Revolution. But even after the ratification of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, it was quickly established in case law that the prohibition against seizing property without a jury trial didn't apply to customs and revenue - because it...
SB176 provides protection

...infringed. The legislature shall implement this section."Since we're dealing with two fundamental rights, we look to case law interpretation to see what the university is required to do if they want to place restrictions on those rights. In State...
Judge drops one murder charge against accused Juneau father

...reserved his ruling on whether to acquit Paul of that charge until he reviews additional briefing from attorneys on relevant case law.Paul is also still charged with one count of manslaughter, a class 'A' felony that can carry up to 20 years in prison...
Walker: We lack leadership in Alaska

...My Christian values are important to me in my daily life and decisions. I certainly follow the Constitution and the case law that has been established, but I'm not going to step away from who I am. Again, that's not the driving force that...
Senator may hold seat unconstitutionally

...of powers doctrine implied in the state constitution. The doctrine has been fleshed out in decades-old Supreme Court case law and opinions from the Department of Law. Department spokesman Bill McAllister said it's "worth a fresh look," but...
Court may nix income tax plan

...Hickel, said the constitutionality of the tax credit is suspect. However, Cole said he hadn't studied the specific case law or Knowles' proposed statute to the point where he'd feel comfortable saying the proposal was unconstitutional...
Court orders Leman to certify initiative

...constitutionality of the issue, and it is "complicated, muddled and a far from clear issue" and "not well-defined by a body of case law." "The people ought to have the chance to decide if they want to sign petitions to get it on the ballot," Rindner...


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