Alaska’s Congressional delegation has introduced legislation to rename Juneau’s federal courthouse facilities in honor of the late Judge Robert Boochever, who passed away in October at the age of 94.
After moving to Juneau in 1946, Boochever served as an assistant U.S. Attorney, and later became the fourth Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. In 1980, he became the first Alaskan appointed to the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
When he wasn’t practicing law, he was involved in several community groups, including the American Red Cross, the Chamber of Commerce, and Juneau Rotary Club.
Legislation to name Juneau’s federal courtroom after Boochever, comes as the U.S. Justice Department is considering closing at least 60 federal courthouses nationwide – including Juneau’s.
- Juneau Makerspace opens its studio to the public on Monday nights except for holidays. See an upcoming events calendar at JuneauMakerspace.org. Family memberships are $50 a month. Members get 24-hour access.
- A Juneau resident blew a blood alcohol content of three times the legal driving limit early Monday after a single-vehicle incident and was arrested. Tautar Pearce, 37, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
- Emmanuel Jal, a peace activist, musician and entrepreneur visited Juneau to tell high school students about his experience as a child soldier.
- The commission will make a decision within 10 days. In the meantime, Henry has just about a week before he must report to federal prison to serve a year-long sentence for his failure to file income taxes.