Haase Withdraws Name from Consideration for Judiciary Council

Associated Press

The Governor’s pick for the Alaska Judicial Council has withdrawn his name from consideration. Don Haase says he was painted as an “extremist” and didn’t want to bring disrespect to the board. Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee recommended a “no” vote on Haase amid questions about his affiliation with a conservative blog. The committee also was concerned about statements Haase made under questioning about criminalizing adultery and possibly premarital sex.

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