Alaska Edition: Judicial Council

Host Lori Townsend (left), speaks with retired judge Elaine Andrews (middle), and retired Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti (right) on Alaska Edition. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)
Host Lori Townsend (left), speaks with retired judge Elaine Andrews (middle), and retired Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice Walter Carpeneti (right) on Alaska Edition. (Photo by Josh Edge, APRN – Anchorage)

One of your duties as a voter is to select judges for retention. Toward the back of your voter guide, you will find considerable information about those judges. Their basic biography-everything from their age to what communities in the state that they have been residents of. Their education, the political and government positions they have held, their interests and a statement from the judges themselves.

You will also find ratings of their service and recommendations by the constitutionally mandated Judicial Council as to whether or not that council recommends these judges are retained. Joining us in talking about the important role that the Judicial Council plays in vetting the work of Alaska’s judges are two people intimately familiar with the state’s legal system.

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HOST: Lori Townsend

GUESTS:

  • Elaine Andrews, judge, retired
  • Walter Carpeneti, Alaska Supreme Court Chief Justice, retired

KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, October 31 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 1 at 4:30 p.m.