Jury Nullification Bill Won’t Move This Session

By Matt Buxton JUNEAU — Advocates of jury nullification did their best to improve a bill expanding a jury’s ability to nullify laws, but the bill won’t be making it to a vote this session. House Bill 316, a bill by North Pole Republican Rep. Tammie Wilson, would...

Is Alaska’s Jury Nullification Bill In Line With Founders’ View?

By Joe Wolverton The Alaska State House of Representatives is considering a bill that would would allow jurors in the Last Frontier “not to apply the law to the defendant” in select criminal cases. House Bill 315 would officially legalize jury nullification of...

Marijuana In Alaska Gets One Step Closer To Full Legalization

By Hunter Stuart Alaska just got one step closer to fully legalizing marijuana. But ultimately, like in Colorado and Washington, it will be voters who make the final call. Activists in Anchorage delivered a petition with over 45,000 signatures to Alaska Lt. Gov. Mead...

Alaska Slams Feds For Keeping Hunters Off Land

Alaska lawmakers accused the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of violating federal law by shutting down hunting on its lands during the government shutdown, saying a 1980 law guarantees state residents must have access to the land. “It seems that agencies are working...

Alaska Could Be The Next State To Legalize Marijuana

Supporters of marijuana legalization are hoping that Alaska will follow the example set by Colorado and Washington state. Timothy Hinterberger told the Anchorage Daily News that his ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Alaska is about...