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DOJ outlines pot enforcement priorities

...the Department of Justice now has a few rules the state will need to follow and enforce. In a Thursday memo, Deputy Attorney General James Cole outlined eight enforcement priorities that aim to keep pot from being grown on federal property, sold...
D. A. David Brower retiring

...and the law department is currently in the process of seeking qualified candidates, said Richard Svobodny, the deputy attorney general for the criminal division.Ideally, someone will be selected by the end of April, Svobodny said."Mr. Brower's...
Judge denies appeal for man convicted of open lewdness

...criminal history of sexual offenses dating back to 1979, which former District Attorney Richard Svobodny, now the deputy attorney general for the Department of Law's criminal division, detailed in a sentencing memo in 1993.Bourdon was convicted...
James Scott named Juneau District Attorney

...levels and types of criminal cases from traffic offenses to domestic violence cases to murder trials," said Deputy Attorney General Rick Svobodny. "He is a dedicated prosecutor who will serve the Juneau community well as district attorney...
AGs urge House to oppose online sales tax becomes a legal issue."We need to speak up now before these things become law," he said.Afterward, Deputy Attorney General Jon Bennion said nothing is off the table, including litigation.Montana, Oregon and Alaska have continually...
Lt Gov. certifies pot application

...high court declined to make a finding, concluding any challenge to the law must await an actual prosecution.Deputy Attorney General Richard Svobodny said in an email earlier this year to The Associated Press that home-use marijuana cases in...
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Advocates eye legalizing marijuana in Alaska

...a problem, but he noted police aren't exactly peeking into people's homes to see if they have the drug.Deputy Attorney General Richard Svobodny said in an email that home-use marijuana cases in Alaska are few because authorities have no...
State changes its policy on plea deals

...Daily News reported. Active currently stands accused in the deaths of an Anchorage couple earlier this year.Deputy Attorney General Richard Svobodny said the Active case factored in to the decision to announce the new policy now, though the...
State Briefs

...Metlakatla to Yakutat. Patrick J. Gullufsen will be Juneau's new district attorney starting June 1. Gullufsen, deputy attorney general for the criminal division, also has been an assistant district attorney in Fairbanks and worked in the Office...
New workers' comp statute likely to see court challenge

...he said. "Our constitution set up the Supreme Court as a final court, not the initial appellate court." Deputy Attorney General Scott Nordstrand said the state's Workers' Compensation Board which now decides claims also is appointed by...


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