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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Dec. 22, 2014

...director of the legislative finance division. Carpeneti is the daughter of former Alaska Supreme Court chief justice Walter Carpeneti, who delivered the oath of office to Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott at this month's inauguration.Thumbs up to shopping...
Empire Editorial: A vote on trust

...missing payments.Sen. Gary Stevens, R-Kodiak, likes to use a quote attributed to Alaska Supreme Court justice Walter Carpeneti, who said the state's position could only be attributed to "inexcusable trustfulness."To this day, the bulk...
The struggle to find jobs after jail

...include tax breaks and fidelity bonding as a form of business insurance.Retired Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti told the audience at the jail that recidivism rates are still "shockingly high" in Alaska. More than two-thirds...
Federal courtroom named after late Juneau judge

...the first Alaskan to serve on the 9th Circuit, a "crowning achievement" as retired Alaska Supreme Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti put it Monday, Boochever practiced law in Juneau for about 25 years and helped shape the capital city in a number...
Pioneering Juneau attorney to be honored at luncheon Friday

...the day she died."She practiced for so long, it's remarkable," retired Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti said in a phone interview. "She was a tough-as-nails litigator, she knew her field."Family and friends...
Alaska Editorial: A new justice

...Parnell announced his selection on Friday, naming Bolger to take the place vacated with the retirement of Judge Walter Carpeneti.Judge Bolger has lived in Alaska for 34 years, beginning as a VISTA volunteer attorney in Dillingham. He supervised...
Longtime Public Defender Meachum dies

...attended the Northeastern University School of Law in Boston and graduated in 1981. He was a law clerk for Justice Walter Carpeneti in 1980.Before law school, Meachum graduated from the University of Michigan, where he majored in political science...
Alaska Judicial Council faces loss of power

...clearly by advising the Council not to include recommendation language."Former Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti and Nancy Meade, the general counsel to the Alaska court system, both testified in opposition to the measure...
Divided court upholds PFD residency rules

...outside Alaska more than 180 days for things like college or a military deployment.Now-retired Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti, writing for the majority, said the six-month residency requirement was intended to determine whether someone...
Alaska gets a new governor

...swearing-in of Frank Murkowski as the eighth person to become governor of the state. Alaska Supreme Court Justice Walter Carpeneti administered the oath of office in the midday ceremony. Carpeneti also swore in Lt. Gov. Loren Leman, who needed...


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