To the Editor


December 22, 2022

The case of the purloined judgeship

To the Editor:

In 1982 our former Representative, Ernie Haugen, persuaded the Alaska Legislature to create a new judgeship and designated its vicinage in the Petersburg-Wrangell region to serve our neck of the woods, but there was a catch. Before passage of the bill, the Senate added a rider to the bill, a Letter of Intent stating that the new Superior judgeship could be authorized only on the condition that Petersburg’s old District Court judgeship be decommissioned. The deal was like giving up an old Ford for a new Tesla, only now the Court System has...

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