Signature collection has already been underway.
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The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Recall Dunleavy case while social distancing.
In a two-page order issued today, Bolger said his public statements such as his address to the Alaska Legislature where he pledged “to do our work independently of any outside political interests or financial influence” could cause someone to questions his fairness in the case.
The ruling finds the Recall Dunleavy campaign would face “not inconsiderable” injury if the signature-gathering process was delayed any further.
The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a lawsuit arguing the state isn’t doing enough to stop climate change.
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.
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.