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Alaska Judicial Council forwards names for Supreme Court vacancy

Alaska Judicial Council voted on their selection of candidates who had applied for a vacancy on the Alaska Supreme Court. The names, reported by the Alaska Family Council in an email today, will now be forwarded to Gov. Dunleavy.

Eight people applied for the vacant Supreme Court seat. The names forwarded by the council were Dario Borghesan, Dani Crosby, Jennifer Stuart Henderson and Yvonne Lamoureux.

Dario Borghesan: Borghesan has been an Alaska resident for 11½ years, and has practiced law for 9½ years. He graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2008, and is currently a chief assistant attorney general in Anchorage.

Dani Crosby: Judge Crosby has been an Alaska resident for 33½ years, and has practiced law for 23½ years. She graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 1996, and is currently a superior court judge in Anchorage.

Jennifer Stuart HendersonJudge Henderson has been an Alaska resident for 16½ years, and has practiced law for 16½ years. She graduated from Yale Law School in 2001, and is currently a superior court judge in Anchorage.

Yvonne Lamoureux: Judge Lamoureux has been an Alaska resident for 15½ years, and has practiced law for 16½ years. She graduated from University of Virginia School of Law in 2003, and is currently a superior court judge in Anchorage.

The governor has 45 days to make the appointment for who will replace Justice Craig Stowers, one of the more conservative members of the Alaska Supreme Court.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • It would be nice to know more of the background on these considering only four out of eight were forward to the Governor. Want to know how badly they will rule against Alaska considering the present bench seems to hate a mjority of Alaskans with the rulings they have been dispensing.

  • Three women and only one guy? What is the AK Bar thinking?

  • There are two more prepared to bail right behind the Colonel. Within the next couple three years there’s a 75% chance that any of the four names shown will be a Supreme soon enough.

    The next one of the lot to get a DUI or a nasty divorce will solidify the future of the other three.

  • Just looking at one aspect, all sitting judges in Anchorage. That is a NOPE for me!
    That said, what are their history on rulings? Have they followed the Constitution or invented stuff to keep bad law?
    I’d love to see the Gov pick someone outside that list.

  • How can it be legal for the Bar Association ( a private group) to be in charge of candidates for the Supreme Court ?

    Can they also limit our candidates for governor ?

    This phrase in our State Constitution is absolutely illegal under the U.S. Constitution. If the Bar Association was honest they would step down and acknowledge this truth.

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