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Supreme Court troubled by DA's rejection of black jurors

...about a year old when Foster's case went to trial. The 1986 decision in Batson v. Kentucky set up a system by which trial judges could evaluate claims of discrimination and the race-neutral explanations by prosecutors.Foster's trial lawyers...
Nation and World
Justices review choice of all-white murder trial jury, the court ruled that jurors could not be excused from service because of their race and set up a system by which trial judges could evaluate claims of discrimination and the race-neutral explanations by prosecutors. Foster's conviction came...
Nation and World
Court affirms conviction of woman in hot sauce case

...sauce in his mouth and making him stand under a cold shower.Ingaldson did not return a call to the AP.The appeals court rejected other claims raised by Beagley in the appeal, including challenges to evidentiary rulings by the trial judge.
Court orders review of video testimony in sex abuse case

...the Alaska Court of Appeals determined the children's videotaped testimony did not receive proper scrutiny by the trial judge.The ruling came in the case of Arthur Augustine, 60, who was sentenced to 396 years in prison for four felony counts...
New chief medical examiner named

...undermine his findings."Both the prosecution and defense would need to be prepared to address these arguments to the trial judge," she said.Zientek's background is widely known among defense attorneys in Alaska, according to public defender...
Anchorage man convicted of gas station robbery

...trial for killing Ieppert, Osborne and Kious married.Spouses generally cannot testify against each other, but the trial judge invoked an exception and ordered Kious to testify against her new husband. She disappeared before the trial started...
Appeals court: Gay marriage legal in Idaho, Nevada

...that is not worthy of response," Reinhardt wrote. "We reject it out of hand."Technically, the court upheld a trial judge's ruling striking down Idaho's ban and reversed a lower-court ruling upholding Nevada's ban.Reinhardt ordered...
Judges say Arctic offshore lease sale was flawed

...petroleum-rich Arctic Ocean underwater deposits.The panel ordered the case back to federal District Court, where a trial judge could order the correction of the environmental review.The lawsuit was filed by 15 environmental or Alaska Native...
State | AK legislature
Court-martial begins for Coast Guardsman accused of sexual assault

...presiding military judge is Captain Michael E. Tousley. Tousley is based out of Arlington, Va., and is the chief trial judge for the Coast Guard.The final eight jurors, or panelists, were picked from a pool of 10 Coast Guard members stationed...
Cold-case Yakutat murder still scheduled for March trial

...the case yet, but both prosecutors and defense say they anticipate legal issues will need to be addressed before the trial.Judge Louis Menendez set a motion filing deadline for Dec. 17 at the request of Kowalski's attorney, public defender...


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