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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
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...
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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...
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...
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...


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