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Lawmakers discuss federal issues with pot legalization

...violating federal law if they implemented the ballot initiative legalizing marijuana.Department of Law representative Rick Svobodny told lawmakers that isn't the case. The oath requires them to uphold federal and state constitutions, but it doesn't...
Rape conviction tossed over bad jury instructions is whether to charge Jackson with a single charge of sexual assault or multiple counts, Deputy Attorney General Rick Svobodny said. "He may be facing more time in the end," Svobodny said.Jackson will be remanded to the trial court within...
Juneau's Catholics respond to the scandal

...That doesn't necessarily mean there wasn't somebody out there who was hurt," he said. Juneau District Attorney Rick Svobodny said he couldn't think of any person who was in a position of authority in a religious organization, Roman Catholic...
Making the most of another chance that box that could be construed as contraband. This is an open letter to the man described by District Attorney Rick Svobodny as the juror who "... could not be moved by anything." I have since moved on from my old lifestyle, and because...
Sitka sex abuse trial begins in Juneau

...being released. The couple was arrested Feb. 15, 2001, and later pleaded innocent to all counts. District Attorney Rick Svobodny laid out his argument in court records: The Skys befriended the parents of two of the girls, gaining their trust...
Accused molesters may question girls on the stand

...stand Wednesday. The defense didn't question her, but may recall her for questioning later. District Attorney Rick Svobodny said the remaining two alleged victims will testify today. The Skys together face 37 counts of first-degree sexual...
Defense calls no witnesses in Sitka abuse trial

...potential witnesses and evidence coming to light since their clients started communicating with them. District Attorney Rick Svobodny balked at the idea of more time to investigate evidence and questioned the validity of the witnesses on the list...
Alternate juror believed alleged victims' tales of abuse

...can't tell you why we weren't allowed to present our side. But I appreciate your tolerance." District Attorney Rick Svobodny told jurors in his closing argument that the only reason to find the Skys innocent is if they didn't believe the...
Jury convicts Sitka couple on 41 counts of sex abuse

...left for them at their Anchorage offices were not returned by the Empire's mid-day deadline. District Attorney Rick Svobodny said he was pleased with the verdict and doesn't believe it will be overturned on appeal. "They (Skys' attorneys...
Judge declares mistrial in rape case involving two teens

...girls last summer. The deadlock forced Superior Court Judge Larry Weeks to declare a mistrial. District Attorney Rick Svobodny said he hasn't decided whether to retry Michael Roberts, 34. He said he will announce at a hearing May 28 whether...


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