Judge refuses to block Palin investigation

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska judge on Thursday refused to block a state investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power when she fired her public safety commissioner this summer.

    Judge Peter Michalski threw out the lawsuit filed by five Republican state legislators who said the investigation had been tainted by partisan politics and was being manipulated to damage Palin shortly before the Nov. 4 presidential election.

    "It is legitimately within the scope of the legislature's investigatory power to inquire into the circumstances surrounding the termination (of) a public officer the legislature had previously confirmed," the judge wrote in his decision.

    The probe is looking into whether Palin, who is the Republican vice presidential candidate, and others pressured Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan to fire a state trooper who was involved in a contentious divorce from Palin's sister, and then fired Monegan when he wouldn't dismiss the trooper. Palin says Monegan was ousted over budget disagreements.

    The Associated Press: Judge refuses to block Alaska Troopergate probe
     
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    yawn
     
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    Good for them. Won't make a difference, though, because no one's going to do anything about it until after the election.... even with this decision. Pity.
     
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    yeah, those laws can be damned inconvenient.
     
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    you mean the law that says they have to be in session to sanction her and the fist dude? yah... bummer.
     
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    that'd be the one.
    i doubt very much that anything will come of it anyway, but at least it's keeping kirk from ranting about gun control so it's all good.
     
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    heh...

    there's a silver lining to everything. :tongue:
     
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