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As Legislature enters the second half, here's a one-sentence guide to all 212 bills on its agenda

...should include one "mobile intensive care paramedic" in addition to its doctor members. SB30Inserts "marijuana" into criminal law anywhere "alcohol" is listed - as in drunken driving, firing a gun while drunk, etc. SB31School districts must...
State | AK legislature
The knife of social media

...and two, Mississippi and Texas, even condone retaliation under certain circumstances.All states have some form of criminal law that could apply to bullying behaviors.In the Juneau school district, "students, staff, parents and volunteers...
Jurors hear closing arguments

...murder. "Mr. Kowalski killed Sandra Perry, ended her life suddenly, unfairly, and when he did that he broke the criminal law, and he is now being held accountable, properly, fairly, equitably, for what he did to take that woman's life...
Criminal charge possible for Stewart in Ward death

...believe he "recklessly caused the death of another person," with negligent homicide another possibility, according to criminal law professor Corey Rayburn Yung of the Kansas University School of Law."The question over whether someone was reckless...
'Jackson's Law' clears house

...stories of families who have suffered such a loss."The bill follows a 2006 law passed in Juneau that altered the criminal law so unborn children could be victims of crimes like murder, manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide in court...
State | AK legislature
The state can't enforce its laws without disobeying them

...seizure of property without due process of law would render the tax laws unenforceable. Going through the ordinary criminal law process to collect from tax evaders would cost more than the revenue was worth.Civil forfeiture by an administrative...
Surveillance and the FISA court

...telephone and Internet communications into its computers. As a consequence, the statute borrowed heavily from the criminal law tradition in which a single judge authorizes a search warrant on a case-by-case basis after the government presents...
Overcriminilization: traps for the innocent

...disturbing has been the growth of criminal law in areas typically reserved for...of such unbridled growth in the criminal law. Unser was convicted of a federal...and the over-federalization of criminal law. A front-page New York Times...
Alaska Digest

...will replace Juneau Superior Court Judge Larry Weeks, who recently retired. His 22-year law career has included criminal law, civil litigation and family law. "Philip is an outstanding lawyer and magistrate with broad experience representing...
Legislative votes for cash? Law says it's OK

...There is nothing in current criminal law that prohibits a legislator from...speculating the reason there is no criminal law now is because it would be difficult...picture the ethics code and a new criminal law coexisting. Stevens and VECO officials...


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