Alaska Supreme Court Faces Possible Changes in Selection

The Alaska Supreme Court has come out against legislative efforts to change Alaska's judicial nomination process, Alaska Dispatch reports. But that political role for the justices has now drawn criticism, too, with one legislator saying he was "appalled" at the court's involvement in politics. Candidates for judicial appointments in Alaska currently are sent to the governor by the Judicial Council, a group made up of three lawyers appointed by the Alaska Bar and three citizen members appointed by the governor, along with the state's chief justice as the seventh member.