The right to privacy explicitly provided by the Alaska Constitution has long been broadly interpreted—even protecting Alaskan citizens’ right to personal home use and possession of marijuana. Though this right to privacy has been interpreted many times over the last few decades, Alaska currently lacks a coherent approach to application of its privacy laws. As the prevalence of methamphetamine production increases in homes across Alaska, the Alaskan courts’ approach to privacy must be reevaluated in light of its delicate interaction with search and seizure policies surrounding methamphetamine labs.
Victoria Sheets, Breaking Bad Law: Meth Lab Investigations Highlight Alaska’s Current Approach to Privacy, 32 Alaska Law Review 373-393 (2015)
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