My Turn: Recent appointment of Loretta Bullard

...thanks of every Alaskan for taking on this important volunteer work in an effort to guarantee that Alaska continues to enjoy the best state judiciary in the country.Nicole BorromeoGeneral counsel, Alaska Federation of Natives,Anchorage
House weighs military justice bill

The judiciary committee of the House of Representatives met Tuesday to discuss judicial reforms inspired by a series of savage sexual assaults...
My Turn: A fix in search of a law

...for over half a century to bring Alaska one of the finest judiciaries in the world. Second, the framers viewed any requirement...branch. In the words of George McLaughlin, chair of the Judiciary Committee at Alaska's constitutional convention, "if you...
Secrecy rules create angry conflict in Legislature

...forced to cancel a meeting of the House Judiciary Committee after attorney general Craig...invitation to testify before the House Judiciary Committee."The Empire contacted Peterson's...she said she is uncertain whether the Judiciary committee will even meet before the end...
State | AK legislature
Panel hears of surge in prison population

...least $169 million in the next decade.As Alaska scrimps to narrow a $4 billion revenue gap, the Alaska Legislature, judiciary and the governor's office are searching for ways to change course. Alexander Bryner of the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission...
House chair: Planned Parenthood probe protects taxpayers

...from aborted fetuses.In a session highlighted by partisan clashes, Democrats said the investigation by the GOP-led House Judiciary Committee was just the latest in a decades-long effort to curtail abortion rights and was based on deceptively edited videos...
Nation and World
Brother of US journalist condemns 'cruel' detention in Iran

...the charges were "trumped up" and there was no evidence that his brother tried to access security information.Iran's judiciary spokesman confirmed the verdict on state TV Sunday, saying the ruling is eligible for appeal within 20 days, but gave no...
Nation and World
Senate Judiciary considers banning synthetic drugs

JUNEAU - The Senate Judiciary Committee began hearings on a bill banning certain synthetic drugs even though the Wasilla City Council has rejected a similar...
State | AK legislature
State of Judiciary keys on reform

Alaska Chief Justice Dana Fabe identified five ambitions for future progress during her State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the state Legislature on Wednesday.Fabe highlighted the gains of the state's judicial system...
State | AK legislature
Photo: Senate Judiciary Q&A

...staff member of Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, during an introduction of Senate Concurrent Resolution 2 during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Monday. The resolution urges the governor to acquire land in the Tongass National Forest from the federal...
State | AK legislature


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