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Mixed testimony on deportation bill

...U.S. citizen," Chenault told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday during a brief testimony on his bill.Under federal law, legal immigrants who commit an "aggravated felony" are typically not eligible to apply to have their deportation...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-25/mixed-testimony-deportation-bill
State | AK legislature
Initiative hearings, securities things to watch

...parties' access to the court" if those parties challenged permits issued by state agencies under programs developed under federal law and approved by a federal agency.James Sullivan, a spokesman for the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-24/initiative-hearings-securities-things-w
State | AK legislature
Alaska House votes in favor of deporting criminals; bill denies flexibility in sentencing

...three-judge sentencing review panel has the authority to alter sentences to help a criminal avoid deportation.Under federal law, a non-citizen who commits an "aggravated felony" becomes deportable if his sentence exceeds 364 days.An motion...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-14/alaska-house-votes-favor-deporting-crim
State | AK legislature
Empire Editorial: Internet providers need utility-like treatment

...keep enjoying them.Last month, a federal appeals court ruled that American Internet providers aren't utilities under federal law. This wrongheaded decision must be repaired by legislation or new rules before trouble develops.Telephone companies...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-02-23/empire-editorial-internet-providers-n
Opinion
2013 will set sea otter harvest record

...could be considered when the Legislature reconvenes in January, though officials say the payment would be illegal under federal law.Gill said the federal service and the University of Alaska are working to assess how much harvest is sustainable...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-17/2013-will-set-sea-otter-harvest-record
State
Rules change for Alaska Native sea otter pelt use

...running afoul of federal law regulating the take of the protected marine mammals.The change clarifies how hides under federal law must be "significantly altered" to be considered authentic Native handicrafts or clothing that can be sold to non-natives...

http://juneauempire.com/2013-11-22/rules-change-alaska-native-sea-otter-pelt-use
State
Alaska officials react to DOMA strikedown

...e-mail. "There should be no second class citizens in the U.S. It's a great day for equality of all people under federal law."Senator Lisa Murkowski, who recently became the third GOP senator to publicly support marriage equality, said...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-26/alaska-officials-react-doma-strikedown
State
State seeks to advance plan for ANWR exploration

...proposal suggested by the state in May is prohibited under federal law and would require congressional authorization. She...response to Tuesday's announcement. The state says under federal law, the exploration plan must be published and made...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-10/state-seeks-advance-plan-anwr-explorati
State
Ketchikan man guilty of possessing firearm when prohibited

...unable to possess a firearm because Mavromatis was previously committed at a mental institution in 2003 and 2009. Under federal law, people who have been committed are prohibited from possessing firearms, according to the release.Mavromatis...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-22/ketchikan-man-guilty-possessing-firearm
Local
AK Court of Appeals makes ruling in Juneau criminal deportation case

...the drug offense - it's not an aggravated felony under federal law, and he's eligible to apply for discretionary relief...determining when a crime is considered an aggravated felony under federal law, and that Congress expected state courts would have...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-30/ak-supreme-court-makes-ruling-juneau-cr
Local

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