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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 9. Code of Civil Procedure
- Chapter 50. Actions Where State a Party
- Section 10. Acts or Omissions Constituting Contempt.
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AS 09.50.010. Acts or Omissions Constituting Contempt.
The following acts or omissions with respect to a court of justice or court proceedings are contempts of the authority
of the court:
- (1) disorderly, contemptuous, or insolent behavior toward the judge while holding the court, tending to impair its
authority or to interrupt the course of a trial or other judicial proceeding;
- (2) a breach of the peace, boisterous conduct, or violent disturbance, tending to interrupt the course of a trial or other
- (3) misbehavior in office, or other wilful neglect or violation of duty by an attorney, clerk, peace officer, or other
person appointed or elected to perform a judicial or ministerial service;
- (4) deceit or abuse of the process or proceedings of the court by a party to an action or proceeding;
- (5) disobedience of a lawful judgment, order, or process of the court;
- (6) falsely pretending to act under authority to an order or process of the court;
- (7) rescuing a person or property in the custody of an officer by virtue of an order or process of the court;
- (8) unlawfully detaining a witness or party to an action or proceeding while going to, remaining at, or returning from the
court where the witness or party is for trial;
- (9) any other unlawful interference with the process or proceedings of the court;
- (10) disobedience of a subpoena duly served, or refusing to be sworn or answer as a witness;
- (11) when summoned as a juror in a court, neglecting to attend or serve, or improperly conversing with a party to an action
or proceeding to be tried at the court or with another person in relation to the merits of the action, or receiving a
communication from a party or other person in respect to it without immediately disclosing it to the court;
- (12) disobedience by an inferior court, judge, magistrate, referee, master, or officer of the lawful judgment, order, or
process of a higher court, or proceeding in an action or proceeding contrary to law after the action or proceeding is
removed from the jurisdiction of that inferior court, judge, magistrate, or officer.
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