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New court fees to affect citizens, lawyers and media

...copying charges would be one state agency billing another.Another Homer lawyer, Gwen Neal, who practices family and criminal law, said the increase in copying and other fees could have an adverse effect on people working on cases pro se ? without...
State | Local
Panel hears of surge in prison population

...justice commission, which was formed by the Alaska Legislature in 2014 with the task of recommending improvements to criminal laws and practices.In a letter dated Sept. 8, the Legislature's leadership requested the commission develop policy...
Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty attention on the case likely made it impossible for Wilson not to seek death, said Colin Miller, an expert on criminal law at the University of South Carolina School of Law."This has to be understood as part of a continuum," he said...
Nation and World
Marijuana board holds first meeting, wants laws changed

...four issues include allowing cannabis clubs, updating criminal law, clarifying the difference between a personal grow...businesses.On the issues of how marijuana is treated in the criminal laws, the board didn't take a position but asked the Legislature...
Witness: Ray Coxe sells guns off the books

...Rayco Sales employees. Sholty noted that the ATF, despite its audits and findings, never referred Coxe to the ATF's criminal law enforcement division. He also questioned why Juneau police have never investigated Coxe for illegal gun sales.Sholty...
Video calls bike gang arrests into question

...want police to go in anytime we don't like a gathering of people," said Cynthia Alkon, an associate professor of criminal law and dispute resolution at Texas A&M University.Police have to know of a crime or conspiracy that's being planned...
Not For Web
Video of fatal SC police shooting may have major impact

...this, our stories have not been believed," said Paul Butler, a former federal prosecutor who is now a professor of criminal law at Georgetown."Now people are seeing what we're talking about ... how police literally treat black people like...
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Double standard on running from police

...African-Americans live are contributing to a dangerous divide between police and citizens, said Ezekiel Edwards, director of the Criminal Law Reform Project at the American Civil Liberties Union."Folks who are going to be the most intimidated or scared of...
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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...


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