When the framers of Alaska’s constitution were debating how the state should pick its judges, the goal was to remove politics from the process as much as possible.
Some of the more radical members of the right-to-life movement want to go further and call for a constitutional abortion ban.
A new bipartisan group has launched a campaign to convince voters to reject a convention that could significantly change the state’s laws and government.
It’s one of several out-of-state controversies Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson has lent the state name to.
A coalition of groups called Fair Anchorage that is opposed to the measure plans to mount a public education campaign over the next several months.
Advocates for keeping the judges say opposition to the judges could harm the state’s tradition of choosing and keeping judges based on merit.