On January 28. 2019, the Alaska Supreme Court asked the ACLU of Alaska to submit an amicus brief addressing questions in this case and the ACLU of Alaska did so on May 31, 2019. 

The Supreme Court posed two broad questions concerning the interpretation of AS 39.25.080(a) and the way to balance a state employee's interest in privacy with competing public interests in learning about the operations of state government. The ACLU of Alaska's response thus addresses the specific question: How should the Court analyze when an individual may obtain access under the Public Records Act to information concerning the discipline record of a law enforcement officer?



Date filed

May 31, 2019


Alaska Supreme Court

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