Opinion: Restricting judges from upholding the Alaska Constitution

Before the Alaska Senate Judiciary and Health and Social Services committees is anti-abortion bill Senate Joint Resolution 2 sponsored by Sen. Shelly Hughes. This is a proposed constitutional amendment that will prevent judges from ruling that statutes that prohibit abortion are unconstitutional. To amend the constitution requires a two-thirds vote in both the House and Senate before it can be put on the general election ballot. In the last general election we overwhelmingly voted down a constitutional convention for fear of what extremists would propose. Is it wise to limit the judiciary from interpreting the constitution that we elected not to change? Now is the time to weigh in. Send an email and express your opinion. Senate.Judiciary@akleg.gov, Sen.Shelley.Hughes@akleg.gov

Robert Lane,


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