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Arson suspects avoid trial, take plea deals

...asked him to stop, saying cell phones were not allowed in court.Martin, represented by defense attorney Jim Corrigan...prosecutors' attempts to obtain a true bill.Williams said in court Tuesday she does not know why the grand jury failed to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-30/arson-suspects-avoid-trial-take-plea-de
Local
Drunk dialer harasses 911 dispatchers

...not obscene and did not impair the dispatchers' ability to receive phone calls.City Attorney Sherri Petticrew said in court that the phone calls ultimately amounted to verbal abuse and a misuse of the 911 system.Police stated in a complaint...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-28/drunk-dialer-harasses-911-dispatchers
Local
My Turn: The climate marches past Alaska

...momentum on display in New York City matter to Alaska? Will the Supreme Court ruling that Alaskans have the right to be in court because of harms from climate disruption make a difference? Plaintiff Nelson Kanuk, a teenager from the Southwest village...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-28/my-turn-climate-marches-past-alaska
Opinion
State defends gay marriage ban

...not the courts, should decide whether the definition of marriage includes same-sex couples, the state of Alaska said in court papers filed Friday.The state is defending in federal court an amendment to Alaska's constitution that bans gay marriage...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-28/state-defends-gay-marriage-ban
State
Sullivan defends record on Native issues

...Sullivan said he led the state's efforts to allow voters to see lists of write-in candidates. That effort was opposed in court by the state Democratic and Republican parties."I have a real record of getting things done in this realm," Sullivan...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-28/sullivan-defends-record-native-issues
State
Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters

...the high court should resolve the confusion.Dize's former employer disagrees. Lawyers for the organization wrote in court papers that the Dizes can't sue under the Jones Act and instead have a workers' compensation claim. The difference...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-28/whos-seaman-supreme-court-may-chart-wat
State
Juneau grand jury indicts three for drugs

...court records show Ritter was released after posting bail Sept. 17. It's not clear when he is scheduled to appear in court next.Katie L. Arthur, 34, was charged with fourth-degree drug misconduct, a 'C' felony, for possessing methamphetamine...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-23/juneau-grand-jury-indicts-three-drugs
Local
State, plaintiffs prepare ballot-lawsuit arguments

...voters disenfranchised if a lawsuit challenging the merged campaigns of two candidates is successful, state lawyers argue in court documents ahead of oral arguments Friday."This court should not lightly order a remedy that will interfere with an...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-26/state-plaintiffs-prepare-ballot-lawsuit
State
State, plaintiffs prepare ballot-lawsuit arguments

...derail the November election and potentially disenfranchise voters if it succeeds.The state's position is detailed in court documents filed this week ahead of oral arguments set for Friday in the lawsuit against Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-25/state-plaintiffs-prepare-ballot-lawsuit
State
Letter: Environmental groups speak for the people

...transportation plan. That's why they were challenged (and lost) in court.The idea that timber was a prosperous industry laid low...mine waste as "fill." That's why they were challenged in court.For the time being, citizens are still allowed to use...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2014-09-23/letter-environmental-groups-speak-peo
Letters

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