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The Alaskan Idiot's Guide To: The 2014 midterm elections

...Court judge Louis Menendez and District Court judge Kevin Miller. All you need to know is that the nonpartisan Alaska Judicial Council has recommended voting "Yes" to retain them. Ballot Measure 4Also on the back of your ballot is Ballot Measure...
Ex-lawmaker quits primary challenge

...and religious schools and another proposed constitutional amendment that would have changed the makeup of the Alaska Judicial Council.Miller, in a news release sent to the paper, said he is convinced that Bishop "will continue to serve our...
Letter: Resolutions won't offer balance

As a former public member of the Alaska Judicial Council, I take issue with current efforts in the legislature ? through SJR21 and HJR33 ? to change Alaska's constitutional framework...
Alaska Editorial: Judicial selection for Alaska the judicial selection process.Not enough do.That is a concern.The process is largely conducted by the Alaska Judicial Council, which consists of three non-attorney Alaskans and three Alaska attorneys. The state Supreme Court's chief...
Letter: Leave 'merit system' for judges alone

...will negatively change our Alaska "merit system" of selection of judges. The Alaska Constitution requires the Alaska Judicial Council to have seven members; three attorneys appointed by the Alaska Bar Association, three non-attorneys appointed...
GOP Lt. Gov. candidates appear at forum

...changes that would allow public money to be used for private or religious schools and to change the makeup of the Alaska Judicial Council.She said she wanted innovation in schools and asked why only children from wealthy families should have choice...
State news in brief

...Fairbanks Correctional Center. He was arraigned Monday. Council announces Bethel court nomineesJUNEAU - The Alaska Judicial Council has nominated two candidates for the Bethel District Court.The council has advanced the names of Nathaniel Peters...
Panel names Fairbanks judgeship finalists

JUNEAU - The Alaska Judicial Council has chosen three finalists for a Fairbanks judgeship.The candidates for the Fairbanks District Court vacancy are James Cannon...
State | Local
Parnell elevates Appeals judge to Supreme Court

...Justice Walter "Bud" Carpeneti.Bolger was selected from among four nominees put forward by the independent Alaska Judicial Council last month. Those nominees included Chief Assistant Attorney General Susan Cox of Juneau and Judge Trevor N...
Department of Corrections looking at ways to curb recidivism

...including substance abuse, educational, job training, mental health and parenting programs.A 2007 study by the Alaska Judicial Council found 66 percent of offenders come back into the system, 48 percent within a year of release. Jail admissions...


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