Bolger was appointed to the supreme court by Gov. Sean Parnell in 2013.
An intrastate case raised grand legal questions about poor, rural Alaskans’ access to the justice system. Yet it was also an exercise in budgetary semantics with almost no practical effect — except for running up publicly funded legal bills.
Senate Bill 91 is one of the most hotly debated bills of the session.
A nominee to the Superior Court bench, he was also recognized for his work as a defense attorney.