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Public defender appointed as Bethel judge

...says Nathaniel Peters will be Bethel's newest District Court judge.Peters worked as a Superior Court clerk and deputy magistrate in Palmer before taking a job with the public defender's office in Palmer from 2003 to 2006.He quit to work in civil law...
Jury to hear civil case relating to Hoonah shootings next September

...lawsuit that was brought against the city of Hoonah in the wake of the 2010 fatal shootings of two Hoonah police officers.Magistrate James E. Curtain scheduled the 10-day trial to take place Sept. 18, 2014, during a hearing Tuesday in the Juneau courthouse...
Magistrate says no questioning FBI in hacking case

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A federal magistrate judge has told defense attorneys they can't question FBI...e-mail account. The Knoxville News-Sentinel said U.S. Magistrate Judge Clifford Shirley ruled Thursday that he must first decide...
Petersburg magistrate Whitethorn to retire

Petersburg Magistrate Darlene Whitethorn has announced she...and works well. Whitethorn became magistrate in 1991 and has been in that capacity...assisting and assessing the work of other magistrates in Southeast Alaska. "I got to travel...
Magistrate backs soldier for conscientious objector status

ANCHORAGE - A federal magistrate has ruled that the Army should be ordered to grant Pfc. Michael Barnes, 26, was denied last year. U.S. Magistrate John Roberts ruled Tuesday that the government failed to show...
Magistrate rejects plea to reinstate mayor

KETCHIKAN - A Metlakatla Tribal Court magistrate dismissed a request from the Indian community's ousted mayor...on Monday, had said he fully expected the MIC-appointed magistrate to dismiss his case, but he wanted to follow proper procedures...
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...Stewart said the magistrate serves an important...the judicial system. Magistrates also can be found in...court system also uses magistrates. According to , federal magistrate judges serve in each...court's judges. Federal magistrates serve eight-year...
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Stevens tries to kill tribal courts

...Instead, several million dollars in Department of Justice grants would be diverted to the state to pay for state court magistrates and Alaska's Village Public Safety Officer program. Stevens, chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, explained...
Panel: Rural justice system needs work

...Federation of Natives, which is meeting this week in Anchorage. Programs ranging from Village Public Safety Officers to state magistrates to tribal courts are in doubt, said many of the 40-plus tribal, state and federal representatives on the panel. State...
Law to ban texting while driving faces challenge challenge, with a magistrate in Kenai saying the Legislature...The decision this month by Magistrate Jennifer Wells follows Fairbanks has advised magistrates there not to accept cases...he said, adding: "Magistrate judges should make their...


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