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Courts strike down some drinking cases

...partial justification for the warrantless search. But Hopwood said police have...against one defendant from the warrantless search of a Basin Road house party...specific facts to justify a warrantless search.``Police officers and judges...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081099/Loc_drinking.html
Local
Cops to get warrants for party busts

...evidence because it was gained illegally. Juneau District Court Magistrate John Sivertsen Jr. ruled the police's warrantless search this summer of a Switzer Village home was unconstitutional. Sivertsen also said invited guests at the party, not...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092699/Loc_warrants.html
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Loss of privacy rights a cause for concern

...and the adults go to court and pay the price for their inability to give up their youthful indiscretions. Is the warrantless search still a small price to pay to prevent drug-use in our society? Shades of gray, and where do we draw the line...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081199/Ope_edit.html
Opinion
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...partial justification for the warrantless search. But Hopwood said police have...against one defendant from the warrantless search of a Basin Road house party...specific facts to justify a warrantless search.``Police officers and judges...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081099/Loc_drinking.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...and the adults go to court and pay the price for their inability to give up their youthful indiscretions. Is the warrantless search still a small price to pay to prevent drug-use in our society? Shades of gray, and where do we draw the line...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081199/Ope_edit.shtml
Improbable cause

...the drivers argued, an officer should need a good reason to suspect they've committed a crime. That kind of warrantless search requires at least a suspicion that the individual was breaking the law. The roadblocks allowed the police to skirt...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/120100/Ope_Editorial.html
Opinion
Defendant in Kmart heist accused of beating man

...gambler in Las Vegas, according to court records. Menendez accused police of using border authorities to make a warrantless search on the Stratus. He said the fact that federal currency charges were not filed against Rowcroft until Nov. 20 shows...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082603/loc_defendant.shtml
News
Cases challenge legality of anti-"smurfing" statute

...while the objective goal of stopping drug production is laudable, "that cannot be the basis for a suspicionless, warrantless search." Warrantless searches and seizures are unconstitutional in Alaska unless there's a specific exception allowing...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-05-16/cases-challenge-legality-anti-smurfing-
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Fourth Amendment deserves more respect

...don't get to leave until the officers are convinced the car isn't loaded with drugs. Usually, this kind of warrantless search requires at least a suspicion that the individual was committing a crime. The Supreme Court heard the case last...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/110700/Ope_Fourth.html
Opinion
Juneau Empire Online Local News: Child porn charges dropped 9/10/98

...In June 1997, University of Alaska Fairbanks police seized personal computer disks from a filing cabinet in a warrantless search of Tuttle's computer and work area. A state judge upheld the search, saying the university had the right to...

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