Alaska judges

Feb. 15 hearing to address how Alaska selects judges

A bill that would fundamentally change the way Alaska chooses judges for the Court of Appeals and District Court is up for public testimony today, Feb. 15, at 1:30 p.m. Introduced by Sen. Mike Shower, Senate Bill 14 would roll back the power of the

On impeaching Alaska judges

Alaska’s Constitution needs some major overhaul, and the citizens will have the opportunity in 2022 when they are asked: “Shall there be a constitutional convention?” The Alaskan Independence Party’s website has an embryonic and incomplete
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Alaska judges survive judgement day

Despite a grassroots effort to unseat a number of liberal Alaska judges, all 22 appear to have kept their seats on the bench. The most prominent contest involved an organized campaign to remove Alaska Supreme Court Justice Susan Carney. She was accused of

Background on Alaska judges who are up for election

On Nov. 3, Alaskans will vote to either retain or remove 22 judges from across the state. This is the only time residents have any say over who sits on the bench. Unfortunately, most voters know very little of the judges before they head to the polls. The
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Judgeship opening in Fairbanks

There’s an opening for a judge in the Fairbanks District Court. The Alaska Judicial Council is taking applications for the post due to the upcoming retirement of Judge Patrick Hammers. Those interested can apply online here. Completed applications must be