Several dozen judicial reform advocates showed up for the Aug. 18 pretrial conference of former Alaska Judge Margaret Murphy in a case that they hope will begin to expose longstanding corruption among Alaska judges and state officials. Murphy, who served as
This Friday, a pretrial hearing begins for former Alaska District Judge Margaret Murphy. In June she pleaded not guilty to felony perjury, but if convicted she faces up to 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $100,000. The case has drawn considerable
At 10 a.m. on June 23, former Alaska Judge Margaret Murphy will be arraigned in the Kenai Courthouse on felony charges. The citizen Kenai Grand Jury which is currently investigating evidence of systemic corruption within Alaska’s judicial system indicted
On Wednesday, the growing movement to hold the Alaska Supreme Court accountable for overstepping its constitutional authority continues with more organized protests outside courthouses in Anchorage and Juneau. By creating new rules which violate the
A growing group of Alaskans, concerned about violations of citizen grand jury rights, are asking various borough assemblies to pass resolutions to protest the Alaska Supreme Court’s recent decision to limit the ability of grand juries to investigate corrupt
Nearly 100 Mat-Su residents turned out for an explosive presentation accusing the Alaska Supreme Court of violating the constitutional rights of citizen grand juries. The Jan. 9 talk by longtime judicial watchdog David Haeg included a call for attendees to
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
Alaska Supreme Court Order (SCO) #1993 (effective Dec. 1, 2022) just rewrote Criminal Rule 6 and 6.1 to unconstitutionally suspend the right of Grand Juries to investigate and indict corrupt public officials. This was done immediately after the Kenai Grand
After months of citizen-led, grassroots protests outside the Kenai Courthouse, a state grand jury is now investigating allegations of longstanding corruption within Alaska’s judicial system. Alaska Attorney General Treg Taylor has recently convened a Kenai
Article 1, Section 8 of the Alaska Constitution states: “The power of grand juries to investigate and make recommendations concerning the public welfare or safety shall never be suspended.” Most Alaskans would never believe that our judicial
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