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Senator favors filling vacancies by appointment

...denying Alaskans their constitutional right to vote and said the senator was among state legislators who approved the appointment law. Murkowski was appointed during her third term in the state House. "If she says the Legislature's approach is...

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Palin wants open vote on Senate seat

...Republican and that's a Democratic decision," he said. Palin said there are doubts of the constitutionality of the appointment law, which has been used for most of the state's history. It was most recently used last year when Palin accepted...

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Parnell approves new education commissioner

...commissioner is despite a state law saying that is the duty of the education board. Parnell earlier ran afoul of another appointment law, when he tried to appoint two sitting legislators to newly created positions in his administration, despite a law...

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Empire editorial: Squabble over state Senate seat sparks sandbox death match

...Senate Democrats for their closed-door meetings. Palin also has brought into question the constitutionality of the appointment law, which has been used for most of the state's history. It was used in 2007, when Palin accepted the confirmation...

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