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Early blows for state of Alaska in prominent cases

 

November 14, 2019



JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state has suffered recent blows in lawsuits driven by opinions issued by Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson, with one legislative critic saying Clarkson is providing ideological opinions.

Sen. Bill Wielechowski, an Anchorage Democrat, also called Clarkson an activist attorney general.

But Michael Geraghty, a former attorney general, said he wouldn’t second-guess Clarkson or another attorney general and notes lower-court decisions can be reversed.

On Thursday, a judge in Juneau sided with lawmakers in an education funding dispute. Last month, a judge in Anch...



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