This annual scholarship, established in the memory of former board member Joan Hamilton, promotes the education of Alaskan students who wish to pursue a career related to the law, advocate for Alaska Native rights, and defend the constitutional rights of rural Alaskans.
Defending our rights to equality, liberty, and justice
Today, the ACLU of Alaska filed suit against Governor Dunleavy to block his administration’s attempt to punish the Alaska Court System by vetoing $334,700 in its 2020 budget because the Alaska Supreme Court ruled in a manner at odds with his political views.
House Bill 49 is bad policy, fraught with attacks on the rights and protections guaranteed to all Alaskans under the U.S. and Alaska constitutions. Among these include protections against excessive government fines, as well as the rights to bail and the presumption of innocence.