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'I'm Just a Bill' How legal review can affect a proposed law

...comprehensive gun policy reform package in response to the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn. A legislative lawyer's legal opinion was that Chenault's bill was likely unconstitutional. "We'll work the bill through the process...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-19/im-just-bill-how-legal-review-can-affec
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Group reviews Alaska's drone use

...need a search warrant to collect evidence in a criminal investigation with a drone, said Kathleen Strasbaugh, a legislative lawyer. The privacy provision in the Alaska Constitution offers residents protections, she said.Hughes suggested a...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-27/group-reviews-alaskas-drone-use
State
Coghill vows to work with Stedman on sea otter bounty bill

...on the Southeast Islands senator's bill to provide a bounty for legally harvested sea otters - a proposal a legislative lawyer said is in conflict with federal law.Senate Majority Leader John Coghill, R-North Pole, called the issue...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-04-06/coghill-vows-work-stedman-sea-otter-bou
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Legislative lawyer wrong on regent

I think the opinion by legislative attorney Jean Mischel is incorrect ("Lawyer: Governor may remove university regent," Sunday's Juneau Empire).

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020707/let_20070207015.shtml
Opinion
Anderson indictment a stain on Legislature

...contributions in return for a particular vote or official action, according to an opinion issued earlier this year by a legislative lawyer. Alaska definitely needs tighter state laws, especially to prevent lawmakers from taking bogus consulting contracts...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/121706/opi_20061217015.shtml
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...interim until lawmakers met in January to rescind their action and continue work on the bill. A legal opinion from legislative lawyer Tamara Cook said the way lawmakers handled the bill could be a violation of procedural rules. However, she said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022400/Loc_disaster.shtml
Disaster aid bill in jeopardy

...interim until lawmakers met in January to rescind their action and continue work on the bill. A legal opinion from legislative lawyer Tamara Cook said the way lawmakers handled the bill could be a violation of procedural rules. However, she said...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/022400/Loc_disaster.html
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Parnell to senators: I won't abuse veto authority, will fairly evaluate capital projects

...general's finding Tuesday that the language unconstitutional and a violation of Parnell's veto authority. A top legislative lawyer, Doug Gardner, in a memo to Chenault, said contingency language doesn't prohibit Parnell from vetoing projects...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2011-04-27/parnell-senators-i-wont-abuse-veto-auth
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