An Anchorage Superior Court has partially agreed with the Alaska Civil Liberties Union’s claim that a bill that went into effect on July 1st is unconstitutional. The bill sets limits on releasing criminals on bail while awaiting trial.
While the court allowed most of the bill to stand, a statement from the ACLU says the court issued a temporary restraining order against one provision that kept those accused of domestic violence from their homes and businesses. That means the state may not enforce that portion of the new law.
The ACLU statement anticipates that after a more thorough review of the group’s complaint, the court will find fault with other elements of the law.
No statement was released by the Department of Law.