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Alaska governor reconsiders judge appointment for attorney


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Gov. Bill Walker rescinded a judicial appointment for a Juneau defense attorney after reading her comments from an old legal brief.

Walker initially chose attorney Julie Willoughby to fill the Juneau Superior Court vacancy, but he later selected municipal attorney Amy Mead, the Juneau Empire reported Monday.

Scott Kendall, the governor’s chief of staff, said Walker told Willoughby she had the job but then called back two hours later saying he was going with a different candidate. Between the two calls, a staff member showed the governor a legal brief that Wi...

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