“We recognize that too often African-Americans, Alaska Natives, and other people of color are not treated with the same dignity and respect as white members of our communities,” the justices wrote.
Assistant Attorney General Margaret Paton-Walsh said if Dunleavy could be recalled for failing to appoint a judge in 45 days, then any governor could be recalled for violating any law. Justice Craig Stowers pushed back.
It will be easier to register to vote, but not to take out college student loans, as Alaskans gave mixed verdicts on two ballot measures.
Advocates for keeping the judges say opposition to the judges could harm the state’s tradition of choosing and keeping judges based on merit.
Alaska’s Supreme Court was in Ketchikan this week – all five members. They were here for Supreme Court Live, during which the court hears oral arguments for a real case.
Three Juneau residents — Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg, Assistant Attorney General Susan Cox and Administrative Law Judge Terry Thurbon — have applied to replace Justice Walter “Bud” Carpeneti on the Alaska Supreme Court.