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Gas line, marijuana things to watch this week in legislature

...November approved legalizing the recreational pot use by those 21 and older, and lawmakers are looking at updating criminal laws and otherwise playing a role in how legalization is implemented. Hearings this week start on Monday. Oil and gas...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-26/gas-line-marijuana-things-watch-week-le
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-04-11/jurors-hear-closing-arguments
Local
'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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-18/jacksons-law-clears-house
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-08-13/criminal-charge-possible-stewart-ward-
Sports
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-11-03/state-cant-enforce-its-laws-without-d
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-27/surveillance-and-fisa-court
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101710/opi_722318235.shtml
Opinion
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/101806/sta_20061018009.shtml
News
State levies $150 fine against Ben Stevens for not revealing chairmanship

...Metcalfe asked APOC to forward his complaint to the attorney general's office to determine whether Stevens violated criminal law regarding bribery for a political purpose. Ellingson said that is out of APOC's jurisdiction, and that Stevens met...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120205/sta_20051202003.shtml
News
FYI

...imposition of sentence and placed him on probation for one year during which time he was ordered not to violate any criminal laws. Gary M. Brown Sr. was charged with disorderly conduct but the charge was dismissed by the prosecuting attorney...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120701/Loc_fyi.shtml
Local

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