Judge Carney up for re-election

Alaska Supreme Court Justice Susan Carney is facing an organized campaign against her retention this fall, amid tension with Alaska’s executive branch over a larger conservative goal of dismantling the state’s system for selecting judges.

Once quiet, Alaska judicial retention campaigns have become a battleground for conservatives

There’s a “county sheriff” problem with “registered sex offenders” in Alaska. Some boy or another fell out of favor with the community of concerned mothers and citizens because he allegedly raped the farmer’s daughter out on the farm, but he never had his day in court.

Paul tells the Romans that we have all fallen short of the glory of God and our Christian faith provides for forgiveness and reconciliation. At the same time, if a convicted sex offender lives on your block, you should be entitled to know that. Justice Carney abused her position by eliminating our right to know.

Carney’s judicial philosophy is wrong for Alaska by Ron Huffman, Doug Duffett, and Mark Zweifel | Opinion

People are hugging each other in church, or holding children on their laps during the sermon, and it’s not a sex offense, and we need a judge for that opinion. Clearly these church pastors have not read the Bible, and they are unapologetically running a heavy district of vice and prostitution. We may as well call them pimps as preachers.

And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

… And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a JUDGE: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

— Genesis 19:5,9

I am not at all concerned that Judge Carney is “soft on sex offenders.” After all, she has the unqualified support of several long-time Alaska prosecuting attorneys.

We are former attorneys general of the state of Alaska. We served Republican, Democratic and Alaska Independence party governors. We were appointed by Govs. Bill Egan, Bill Sheffield, Steve Cowper, Wally Hickel, Tony Knowles, Sean Parnell and Bill Walker. Our service stretches back more than 50 years.

We support the retention of Justice Susan Carney on the Supreme Court of Alaska.

We were Alaska’s attorneys general for almost 50 years. Justice Carney should be retained. By: John Havelock, Harold M. Brown, Douglas B. Baily, Bruce Botelho, John Burns, Michael Geraghty, Jahna Lindemuth | Opinion, October 18, 2020

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