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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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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
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
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
Local
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

...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
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091098/porn.html
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