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Plaintiffs decide against appeal in Alaska fishing case

...restrictions on king salmon in Alaska trumped their cultural and spiritual rights, their attorney said Thursday.The state Court of Appeals ruled against the 13 fishermen from western Alaska villages who challenged their convictions involving king salmon...
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Wash. court: Medical necessity OK reason for pot

...important ruling for the rights of medical marijuana patients that has happened in a long time," Hiatt said.The state Court of Appeals first recognized a "medical necessity" defense to marijuana charges in a 1979 case involving a man who said he...
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Court: Child molester can't be kept from village

...judge was wrong to banish a convicted child molester from the village of Kivalina, where the victim lives, the state Court of Appeals ruled in overturning the lower court's order. The appeals court said Kotzebue Superior Court Judge Richard Erlich...
Restitution reduced for folk fest embezzler

...treasurer convicted of embezzling money from the nonprofit group will not have to pay full restitution due to a recent state Court of Appeals decision. In 1999 James Demers was charged with theft and falsifying business records, felonies stemming from...
Court: Some marijuana in home is legal

...the right of Alaskans to possess a small amount of marijuana in their home in a ruling handed down Friday. The state Court of Appeals, in a unanimous ruling, reversed a 2001 conviction of a North Pole man found with marijuana in his home, and...
Alaska voters retain all judges

...elections. Supreme Court Justice Walter Carpeneti of Juneau was retained with 67 percent of the statewide vote. State Court of Appeals Judge David Mannheimer won 66 percent of the statewide vote. Within the Southeast judicial district, Juneau Superior...
Man loses murder sentencing appeal

...82-year prison term for killing and dismembering an acquaintance while under the influence of methamphetamine. The state Court of Appeals upheld 24-year-old Jason Fisher's sentence this week. Fisher was sentenced last August in connection with...
Alaska Digest

...The nation's highest court gave no reason for why it decided not to comment on the 7-year-old case. The state Court of Appeals in January sided with a lower court when it ruled that Scott Robart was guilty of a misdemeanor for using the Alaska...
Voters to decide whether to keep two Juneau judges

...electorate in choosing whether to keep Walter Carpeneti of Juneau on the state Supreme Court and David Mannheimer on the state Court of Appeals. In Alaska, the governor appoints judges from a pool recommended by a panel of attorneys and laypeople. But...
Alaska Digest

...R-Juneau, extends the program to 2010. Appeals court rejects convicted killer's claims ANCHORAGE - The state Court of Appeals has rejected claims by Marlon Ray Mack that he was denied due process when he was convicted for the 1999 strangling...


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