The governor refused to appointee one of the two nominees put forward by the Alaska Judicial Council to fill a vacancy in the Palmer Superior Court. Bolger replied with a constitutional lesson, noting the Alaska Constitution isn’t optional.
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The court says the law violated the Alaska Constitution’s equal protections clause.
The initiative survived a tough legal challenge, but not without losing elements that opponents said would effectively shut down some resource development.
The governor’s campaign says it has yet to decide whether or not it will enter the Democratic primary.
The case could have major impacts on the 2018 elections, including the governor’s race.
The Supreme Court rejected the argument brought by Anchorage Sen. Bill Wielechowski.