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...campaign, while others say the magistrate should not have locked up...juvenile court's chief magistrate.Horne had set a future...repeatedly challenged the magistrate's authority and Horne threatened...find Brown in contempt. Magistrates are appointed by the elected...
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Courting expansion

...and one for each of two District Court magistrates. Although the building contractor G...District Court has one slot open for a magistrate, but that will not be filled until a new courtroom is available, Lyford said. Magistrates in Alaska are hired by the presiding...
High-tech monitor for man accused of manslaughter

...system that we have. "At the same time, these judges and magistrates still have to look out for the interest of public safety...job is to make that precarious line easier for judges and magistrates to walk -- to reconcile a defendant's rights with public...
Halcro bill would broaden role of search warrants

...The measure is a response to a Juneau magistrate's recent decision to throw out a search warrant. In that case, Magistrate John Sivertsen Jr. said state law allows...will that lead to other judges and magistrates similarly denying search warrants based...
Change in blood alcohol limits will have other costs

...and burdened with today's load what will a 15, 20, 25 percent increase of DUI cases cost? New courtrooms, judges or magistrates, not to mention attorney fees for even having 1 beer with that pizza at the hockey game. Yes there has to be a limit but...
Making a choice: Awareness campaign kicks off on Kenai Peninsula

...lawmakers. In Juneau, Parnell signed legislation to allow magistrate and district court judges to grant protective orders in cases...significant for residents of rural areas, who only have access to magistrates or district judges. According to Smith, non-Native Alaskan...
Not so easy riders

...ousted. Landry stepped down Feb. 2. The district court also is served by two magistrates. All of Illsley's court cases for Monday were transferred to Magistrate Jerry Anderson's calendar. Court administrators in Anchorage said they expect...
Kenai bench goes cold, judges sought

...for Kenai last year, and the names of Kenai District Court Magistrate Anna Moran and Soldotna attorney Chuck Robinson were to step down Feb. 2. The court also is served by two magistrates. In addition to being recommended for the new Superior Court...
Kenai defender tops on list of district judge candidates in Anchorage, and Patrick Hammers, a committing magistrate in Fairbanks. Palin will have 45 days to decide which of...stepped down Feb. 2. The district court also is served by two magistrates. The judicial council is also in the process of reviewing...
Magistrate says Maad's fraud trial should not be moved

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A federal magistrate has recommended that a U.S. District judge deny Nezar...trial out of Alaska. In a decision handed down Wednesday, Magistrate Harry Branson wrote that the media coverage of Maad's case...


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