Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau
Article Four of Alaska’s Constitution requires that every judicial appointee stand for a public vote – approving or rejecting the judge for retention on the bench. A judge faces the retention vote every six years, a justice of the Supreme Court, every 10 years.
This year, Justice Dana Fabe faces an organized, well-financed campaign to remove her from her seat on the state Supreme Court. Fabe has served 14 years on the Court – six as Chief Justice.
But opponents are pointing to six decisions she and other justices have made that are fueling their efforts.
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