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Department speaks against jury nullification bill

JUNEAU - Alaska's Department of Law has raised concerns with a bill that would allow defendants to question the merits of a law and urge a not-guilty vote by juries...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/department-speaks-against-jury-nullific
State
Mixed testimony on deportation bill

...prior offenses against correctional officers. Instead, it was added as an amendment at the request of the state Department of Law.The proposal follows an Alaska Court of Appeals case last fall where the court ruled a three-judge sentencing...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-25/mixed-testimony-deportation-bill
State | AK legislature
Judge weighs in before murder trial

...Monday, Fayette said it's unlikely Svobodny still holds the same opinion. Svobodny is now head of Alaska's Department of Law, Criminal Division, and in his position has oversight over the present prosecution, Fayette said."It's extraordinarily...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-03-20/judge-weighs-murder-trial
Local
'Into the Wild' hunter killed by authorities

...police officer north of Anchorage, Alaska State Troopers said. An investigative report will be provided to the state Department of Law to determine if deadly force was justified by a trooper and a Wasilla police officer, according to troopers.Samel...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-17/wild-hunter-killed-authorities
State
Former crime lab employee charged with six felonies

...drugs ordered from a pharmaceutical distributor to use as references in a crime lab. John Skidmore, director of the Department of Law Criminal Division, said at the time that the irregularities were found in substance reference standards for morphine...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-07/former-crime-lab-employee-charged-six-f
State
Questions raised over Alaska Native language bill

...recognition of the languages was merely symbolic and the bill was not introducing the languages into statute. Both Department of Law representative Libby Bakalar and Legislative Legal Affairs representative Hillary Martin also testified the bill...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/questions-raised-over-alaska-native-lan
State | AK legislature
Alaska Game Board bans drone use by hunters

...session that concluded Tuesday, said board director Kristy Tibbles. The draft regulation will be reviewed by the Department of Law and likely be in effect July 1, Tibbles said.Hunters can kill animals a day or more after spotting them from aircraft...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-25/alaska-game-board-bans-drone-use-hunter
State | AK legislature
Legislative Roundup: March 16, 2014

...of Alaska School Boards.Education Committee Chairman Gary Stevens of Kodiak asked for an opinion from the state Department of Law during an earlier review of Senate Bill 100 that creates the grant program.Stevens questions the constitutionality...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-16/legislative-roundup-march-16-2014
State | AK legislature
Troopers release names of officers in shooting

...backed the vehicle toward the Wasilla officer.Troopers say an investigative report will be provided to the state Department of Law to determine if deadly force was justified.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-14/troopers-release-names-officers-shootin
State
Man killed by authorities 'Into the wild' hunter

...police officer north of Anchorage, Alaska State Troopers said. An investigative report will be provided to the state Department of Law to determine if deadly force was justified by a trooper and a Wasilla police officer, according to troopers.Samel...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-14/man-killed-authorities-wild-hunter
State

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