By AlaskaWatchman.com

A rapidly growing and politically active judicial watchdog organization claims the Alaska Supreme Court has unconstitutionally changed the rules governing grand juries, which effectively blocks the ability of citizen grand juries to investigate and indict corrupt government officials and judges.

To address these concerns, Alaska Grand Jurors’ Association is now organizing a statewide courthouse sit in – beginning March 15 – that will continue until the Alaska Supreme Court rescinds its newly promulgated rule regarding grand jury investigations.

David Haeg, founder of the watchdog group, will give a Jan. 9 presentation about the ongoing concerns during the Alaska School of Government meeting at Real Life Church outside of Palmer. The talk runs 7-9 p.m. and will be broadcast via Zoom (Meeting ID 867 7841 9152, passcode 697678) or Facebook Live at Politadick for those who cannot attend in person.

On Jan. 7, Haeg released the following background explanation and call to action.

For over seven months a Kenai Grand Jury has been investigating evidence that Marla Greenstein (Alaska’s only judge investigator for the last 33 years and counting – 8,000 judge investigations so far) is falsifying official investigations and certified documents to keep corrupt judges on the bench and ruling over We-the-People. (See evidence against Greenstein)

But before the Grand Jury could finish its investigation and issue indictments or recommendations, the Alaska Supreme Court changed the Grand Jury rules to suspend the Grand Jury’s constitutional power to investigate, recommend, and indict corrupt officials. (See Supreme Court Order (SCO) 1993)

See  AK Constitution, Art. 1, Sec. 8: “The power of grand juries to investigate and make recommendations concerning the public welfare or safety shall never be suspended.”

Alaska Constitutional Convention Delegates: “The power of grand juries to inquire into the willful misconduct in office of public officers, and to find indictments in connection therewith, shall never be suspended. See Constitutional Convention Files/Proceedings. See “The Investigative Grand Jury in Alaska” (1987 AK Judicial Council), pages 13-18. See Highlighted Alaska Grand Jury Book

To change the rule and suspend the Grand Jury’s power, the Supreme Court bypassed the 13-member Rules Committee and even ignored Committee member requests that “the full committee should consider the proposed changes at a meeting” because of their “concern the rule changes were important and serious changes of a constitutional nature and should not be rushed through.” (November 22, 2022 Court Rules Attorney Stacy Steinberg “Memorandum” to all five Supreme Court Justices) 

An email from Alaska Chief Justice Daniel Winfree to Attorney General Treg Taylor indicates they put Deputy Attorney General John Skidmore on the team writing the rules to unconstitutionally suspend the Kenai Grand Jury. (See (August 16, 2022 email from Justice Winfree to AG Taylor.)

Yet Deputy AG Skidmore is criminally implicated in the exact corruption the Grand Jury is investigating, giving him a compelling reason to suspend the Grand Jury investigation at all costs. And AG Taylor knew this, and agreed to keep Skidmore isolated from the Grand Jury investigation, before placing Skidmore on the team tasked with taking away Grand Jury powers to investigate, report, and indict. (See evidence Deputy AG Taylor is criminally implicated and evidence AG Taylor knew this prior to August 16, 2022.) (See also evidence Alaska Department of Law Director Angie Kemp also knew of the forgoing corruption.) 

We are asking everyone to:

1. Carefully look into the above and let us know ideas on addressing it. (More evidence at www.alaskastateofcorruption.com)

2.  Ask friends, family, neighbors, legislators, and Governor to do the same.

3. Keep up to date on new developments by sending your email address to haeg@alaska.net or 907-398-6403 cell/text.

4. Start attending Alaska Grand Jurors’ Association Zoom meetings every Saturday night from 8-10 PM. Zoom ID: 821-4574-5893   Passcode: 693100

5. Start attending Alaskans For Constitutional Rights (AFCR) Zoom meetings every Thursday night from 6:30-8 PM. Zoom ID: 867-7762-7962  Passcode: 1776

6. Notify us of venues (in-person, Zoom, radio, TV, etc.) where we can inform the public and answer questions on this issue.

7. Notify us if you are willing to volunteer your time or skills – or are willing to contribute in other ways.

8. Print and distribute a flyer to the currently investigating Kenai Grand Jury, telling them the public will start a 8 AM March 15, 2023 state-wide courthouse sit-in, that will continue until the Alaska Supreme Court rescinds the rules suspending Grand Jury powers.

9. Join an 8 AM March 15, 2023, state-wide courthouse sit-in that will continue until the Alaska Supreme Court rescinds the rules suspending Grand Jury constitutional powers to investigate, report, and indict corrupt officials.

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Sit-ins to protest Alaska Supreme Court’s interference with grand jury investigations of corrupt judges

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.