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Miller v. Carpeneti: The conservatives behind the attack on Alaska judicial independence and impartiality

Using Scott Christiansen’s excellent article in the Anchorage Press as a jumping off point, this post goes deeper into why conservatives are attacking Alaska’s merit-based system of judicial selection, and the part that the Miller v. Carpeneti case is playing in a much larger nationwide effort to politicize judicial selection in the U.S. — with plaintiffs’ lead attorney James Bopp, Jr. at the forefront. Continue reading

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