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Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

...nonviolent drug offenders.But not all Republicans were receptive to Obama's pitch. A group of 19 Republicans, led by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, wrote a letter Tuesday to Attorney General Loretta Lynch accusing Obama...
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Obama commutes sentences for 46

...Republicans saw the commutations as a step in the right direction. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, accused the president of engaging in showmanship, publicity stunts and political pandering."Commuting...
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House committee plans new draft of marijuana crime bill

...crime bill is expected in the House Judiciary Committee next week.The Senate...recreational marijuana last year.House Judiciary chair Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage...Copper Center resident told the House Judiciary Committee that would mean his...
House panel advances bill creating marijuana board

JUNEAU - A bill to create a marijuana board moved forward in the House on Wednesday.The House Judiciary Committee advanced a new version of a bill to create a board to help regulate the commercial marijuana industry. It now goes to...
State | AK legislature
My turn: House Judiciary report based solely on Ramras' intuition

Last year, then-House Speaker John Harris, tasked the House Judiciary Committee with investigating the retail prices of gasoline in Alaska. He specifically requested information about why reductions...
House reaches deal on bill ending NSA phone collection

...controversial collection of American phone records, but the measure faces an uncertain future in the Senate.The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday overwhelmingly passed the latest version of a bill known as the USA Freedom Act by a bipartisan...
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NSA phone spying illegal, judge rules

...more than ever, given the efforts by the Islamic State group to inspire extremists to attack inside the U.S.The House Judiciary Committee last month overwhelmingly passed the latest version of a bill known as the USA Freedom Act. The measure...
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House Judiciary OKs corporate campaigning bill

JUNEAU - A bill on disclosures and disclaimers of corporate political campaigning cleared the House Judiciary Committee without incident Monday. It now heads to the House Finance Committee. The measure's uneventful passage follows scrutiny...
Legislators ponder police drone usage

...Wednesday that would outline the policies governing police usage of unmanned aircraft over Alaska.Representatives on the House Judiciary Committee took no action on HB255, which is sponsored by Rep. Shelley Hughes, R-Palmer, and several others...
State | AK legislature
Lawmakers plan work on marijuana bills over interim

...they will continue working on marijuana bills over the interim.Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, said the House Judiciary Committee, which she chairs, will work on a bill that would update state crime laws to reflect marijuana legalization...


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