AK Judicial Council Hears Public Comment on Court Applicants

As part of the Alaska Judicial Council’s vetting of applicants for a state Supreme Court seat, it heard testimony on Tuesday from members of the public. It was to interview candidates today, first privately and later publicly, and then vote on whom it prefers to recommend to the governor.

According to a JuneauEmpire.com article, eight applicants for the post were evaluated in an Alaska Bar Association poll. In Tuesday’s open session, views both supportive of and dismissive of the poll rankings were heard from citizens. One citizen urged that a woman be selected to fill the vacancy created by the upcoming departure of Justice Dana Fabe, while another was critical of the manner of a judge who is an applicant.