Momentum is building for what could be the most consequential grassroots Alaska protest in recent memory.

As reported by the Alaska Watchman and precious few others, the constitutional rights of citizen grand juries to investigate corrupt public officials – including judges – has been significantly curtailed thanks to a quiet but significant rule change by the Alaska Supreme Court.

Rather than allowing grand juries wide leeway to investigate, summon and indict nefarious officials and judges, Alaska’s high court has decided to wield unprecedented control over grand jury investigations.

Citizen activists, who want grand juries equipped to exercise their constitutional authority as the last defense against corrupt government are now demanding that the courts rescind their ruliteng from late last year.

This is not a fringe movement. City councils, borough assemblies, Alaska lawmakers and community councils across the state are openly demanding the same.

On Wednesday, March 15, protesters will take to courthouses throughout the state for a peaceful sit-in protest. The stakes are high, for without a fully empowered grand jury, the courts and state bureaucrats can work in unison to cover up unfettered corruption at the highest levels of government.

All Alaskans should take note of what goes down this Wednesday.

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EDITORIAL: Alaskan protesters to demand justice from state Supreme Court

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    Thank you for getting the word out to us all. Great job. Now let’s all the people of Alaska get out and protest our rights be reinstalled. It’s very obvious now that some corrupt judge did something and got caught. That judge convinced other corrupt judges to back his play and that’s how we ended up with this law that the law makers know nothing about (ha ha ha). I say this right as an Alaskan citizen be reinstated and, the judge that did wrong needs to be judged by his peers. It’s time to clean up Alaska and no better place to start but the top on down.

  • CD says:

    Alaskans had better not be quiet on this issue. Future generations will be affected.

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Impeachment Mike Dunleavy

  • Diana H. Graf says:

    Thank you for the education concerning what is at stake.