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Edwin Saltz v. State of Alaska, Division of Motor Vehicles (12/23/2005) sp-5972, 126 P2d 133 (when trooper's investigative stop is legal)
Jack v. State (12/16/2005) sp-5968, 125 P2d 311 (Alaska crime committed in Canadian waters; extraterritorial jurisdictions; effects doctrine)
Munson v. State (11/18/2005) sp-5959, 123 P2d 1042 (invoking Miranda rights)
David Nevers v. State of Alaska Department of Administraton Division of Motor Vehicles (10/28/2005) sp-5952, 123 P2d 958 (DMV revocation hearings, no 4th Amendment))
Conkey v. State (06/10/2005) sp-5906, 113 P2d 1235 ("motor vehicle" and "driving" under DWI law)
McComas v. Kirn (01/28/2005) sp-5865, 105 P2d 1130 (second degree stalking)
State v. Semancik (10/01/2004) sp-5833 (burglary indictment must state intended crime)
Doe v. State, Dept. of Public Safety (06/11/2004) sp-5815 (constitutionality of sex offender registration act)
State v. Blank (04/30/2004) sp-5802 (breath test admitted even when no arrest is made)
State v. Blank (02/27/2004) sp-5783 (breath test admitted even when no arrest is made)
James v. State (01/30/2004) sp-5773 (new trial based on recantation of witness)
City of Kodiak v. Samaniego (01/23/2004) sp-5772 (4th Amendment; police right to detain witness)
Dague v. State (12/05/2003) sp-5761 (when central issue in murder case is whether defendant’s actions were knowing, cross examination of state’s expert tending to support defense testimony must be allowed)
State v. Wagar (11/07/2003) sp-5750 (investigative stop, frisking for weapons)
Grinols v. State (08/01/2003) sp-5718 (right to competent counsel, post-conviction relief)
State v. Strane (01/10/2003) sp-5655 (consent not a defense to violating DV protective order; mistake of law also not a defense)
Amos v. State (05/10/2002) sp-5563 (appointed lawyer’s failure to brief issue)
State v. Malloy (05/03/2002) sp-5560 (sentence for murder w/ aggravating circumstances)
Pasco v. State (04/12/2002) sp-5557 (the necessity defense)
Snyder v. State, Dept. of Public Safety (03/15/2002) sp-5551 (credibility issue requires in-person hearing)
State v. Smith (01/11/2002) sp-5523 (need miranda only upon "custodial interrogation")
Snyder v State Dept. of Public Safety (09/28/2001) sp-5480 (Miranda vs. refusal warning; blood vs. breath test)
State v Saathoff (08/17/2001) sp-5453 (theft by receiving not a continuing offense)
Anch. Police Dept. Empl. Assoc v Municipality of Anchorage (06/15/2001) sp-5423 (search w/o warrant presumed unreasonable)
Cowles v State of Alaska (06/08/2001) sp-5418 (4th Amend., search by secret video camera)
State of Alaska v Joubert (04/13/2001) sp-5387 (search incident to arrest; weapons search)
Hess v State of Alaska (04/13/2001) sp-5386 (sexual assault, evidence of consent)
State, Dept. of Public Safety v. Shakespeare (06/30/2000) sp-5292 (curing prior refusal to take breath test)
Sosa v. State (06/16/2000) sp-5283 (Implied consent to blood tests in DWI case)
Bowers v. State (06/02/2000) sp-5280 (Purpose of indictment; state can disavow theory)
Beavers v. State (03/10/2000) sp-5247 (Confession based on police threat)
State v. Hodari (03/03/2000) sp-5243 (Rejection of rigid sentencing benchmarks)
Raphael v. State (01/07/2000) sp-5229 (Witness intimidation; defendant right to be present)
Smithart v. State of Alaska (09/24/1999) sp-5183 (Alternative-perpetrator evidence)
Sivertsen v. Alaska (06/11/1999) sp-5132 (can't "assume/presume" intent)
Ronald F. Wyatt v. State of Alaska (05/28/1999) sp-5128, 981 P2d 109 (State-of-mind hearsay exception)
Alaska v. Dutch Harbor Seafoods (10/16/1998) sp-5042, 965 P2d 738 (jury trial, fishing violations)
Titus v. State (08/14/1998) sp-5021, 963 P2d 258 (Rule 606(b); ban on juror testimony)
McGhee v. Alaska (01/23/1998) sp-4937, 951 P2d 1215 (DWI license revocation)
Daryl James et al., v. State of Alaska (12/26/1997) sp-4925, 950 P2d 1130 (Fed. vs. state jurisdiction, fishing violations)
Smith v. Alaska (11/21/1997) sp-4909, 948 P2d 473 (exceptions to exclusionary rule)
Alaska v. Shewfelt (11/21/1997) sp-4908, 948 P2d 470 (jury replaying taped testimony)
Alaska v. Summerville (11/14/1997) sp-4904, 948 P2d 469 (Rule 16 unconstitutional)
State v. Hazelwood (10/03/1997) sp-4891, 946 P2d 875 (objective fault crimes)
Saltz v. Alaska Dept. of Public Safety (08/01/1997) sp-4860, 942 P2d 1151 (right to call attorney before DWI breath test)
Mathis v. Sauser (07/18/1997) sp-4849, 942 P2d 1117 (prisoner use of computer, access to courts)
Alaska v. Arnariak (06/27/1997) sp-4844, 941 P2d 154 (violating state game sanctuary)
Brandon v. Dep't. of Corrections (06/06/1997) sp-4829, 938 P2d 1029 (prisoner right to visitation/rehabilitation)
Turney v. State (04/04/1997) sp-4799, 936 P2d 533 (jury tampering; criminal trespass)
Cockerham v. Alaska (02/21/1997) sp-4783, 933 P2d 537 (pre-sentencing discovery)
State v. Dutch Harbor Seafoods, State v Trident Seafoods (12/27/1996) sp-4456 (Entitlement to jury trial)
Snyder v. State (12/27/1996) sp-4451, 930 P2d 1274 (DWI, independent blood tests; subsequent consent instruction)
D'Antorio v. State (11/22/1996) sp-4433, 926 P2d 1158 (inventory searches; second glance)
Howarth v. Public Defender Agency (11/08/1996) sp-4421, 925 P2d 1330 (collateral estoppel after no contest plea)
State v. Gilbert (10/11/1996) sp-4412, 925 P2d 1324 (prosecutor comments in argument)
Todd v. State (06/21/1996) sp-4357, 917 P2d 674 (consecutive sentence, felony-murder rule)
Totemoff v. Alaska (10/20/1995) sp-4276, 905 P2d 954 (state can enforce game laws on fed. land)
Burcina v. City of Ketchikan (09/22/1995) sp-4260, 902 P2d 817 (effect of nolo plea on civil claim)
Abruska v. State (09/09/1995) sp-4256, 902 P2d 319 (rights of offender, prison discipline)
State v. Albert (06/23/1995) sp-4225, 899 P2d 103 (CR 39, repayment of costs by indigents)
M. R. S. v. State (06/09/1995) sp-4219, 897 P2d 63 (psychotherapist-patient privilege)
Journey v. Alaska (05/12/1995) sp-4197, 895 P2d 955 (expunging criminal record)
Smith and Bynum v. Alaska Dept. of Corrections (04/29/1994) sp-4074, 872 P2d 1218 (parole vs. probation)
Hertz v. Dept. of Corrections (02/18/1994) sp-4056, 869 P2d 154 (Cleary suit dismissed)
Haynes v. Dept. of Public Safety (12/30/1993) sp-4040, 865 P2d 753 (Intoximeter margin of error)
Brandon v. Dept. of Corrections (12/17/1993) sp-4036, 865 P2d 87 (prisoners' rights)
State of Alaska v. Hazelwood (12/03/1993) sp-4034, 866 P2d 827 (exclusionary rule, inevitable discovery)
Div. of Motor Vehicles v. Fann (12/03/1993) sp-4031, 864 P2d 533 (DWI, license suspension)
State of Alaska v. J.R.N. (10/28/1993) sp-4018, 861 P2d 578 (juveniles, waive parental notices)
Owen v. Alaska Dept. of Corrections (10/01/1993) sp-4006, 859 P2d 1308 (appeal of sentence computation)
Arnett v. Baskous (07/30/1993) sp-3985, 856 P2d 790 (release of medical records)
State of Alaska v. McPherson (07/02/1993) sp-3970, 855 P2d 420 (sentencing)
State of Alaska v. Gonzalez et al (06/04/1993) sp-3962, 853 P2d 526 (self incrimination; immunity)
P. Johnson v. D. Johnson and the City of Fairbanks (04/09/1993) sp-3943, 849 P2d 1361 (search warrant; forfeiture)
S. Hertz v. A. Hertz (02/19/1993) sp-3934, 847 P2d 71 (child support during incarceration)
J. Hays v. State (05/01/1992) sp-3835, 830 P2d 783 (prison discipline)
Sun v. Norris, Crawford and State of Alaska (04/10/1992) sp-3830, 830 P2d 772 (arrest/deadly force; no contest plea)
J. Pruitt v. Dept. of Public Safety, Div. of Motor Vehicles (02/07/1992) sp-3809, 825 P2d 887 (DWI; breath test refusal)
Hertz v. Dept. of Corrections (01/17/1992) sp-3796, 823 P2d 1247 (review of prison discipline)
Gudmunson v. State (12/06/1991) sp-3780, 822 P2d 1328 (waive const. issue)
State v. Bumpus (11/08/1991) sp-3769, 820 P2d 298 (sentencing)
State v. Anthony et al (09/13/1991) sp-3753, 816 P2d 1377 (ex post facto)
O'Leary et al v. Superior Court, Thrird Judicial District (08/09/1991) sp-3736, 816 P2d 163 (grand jury, CrR 6.1)
Borrego v. Dept. of Public Safety (07/26/1991) sp-3722, 815 P2d 360 (DWI)
Stadler v. State of Alaska (06/14/1991) sp-3702, 813 P2d 270 (criminal contempt, jury duty)
Closson v. State of Alaska (06/07/1991) sp-3701, 812 P2d 966 (breach of immunity agreement)

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