Friday, March 27, 2020
Alaska: Oral Arguments heard by Supreme Court in Governor recall
The oral arguments were heard by the Alaska Supreme Court in the Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (R) recall. Three of five justices were in the court, and two on the phone (the Chief Justive was replaced by a retired Justice after he recused himself. The news coverage doesn't really point to how the court would decide, though some of the justices were interest on how loose the malfeasance standard should be. The plaintiff's attorney argued that a liberal construction standard is not needed, as the governor could be held eligible for the recall even if no concrete harm was done to petitioners.