Alaska lawmakers appeal Palin probe ruling

Other News Materials 4 October 2008 05:23 (UTC +04:00)

Lawmakers backing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appealed a judgeїs refusal to block the state Legislatureїs investigation into her firing of the stateїs public safety commissioner, according to documents filed in court Friday, reported CNN.

їIf this unconstitutional and unlawful investigation is allowed to continue, is completed, and if the resulting report is released as planned, Plaintiffs and Alaskans in general will suffer irreparable harm,ї lawyers for the Liberty Legal Foundation told the Alaska Supreme Court. The Texas-based conservative group is representing Republican legislators who support Palin and are asking Alaska court to shut down the probe, which they call їbiased.ї

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Peter Michalski dismissed their lawsuit Thursday and upheld subpoenas for seven Palin aides that were issued by a state Senate committee in September. But Kelly Shackelford, the chief counsel for the foundation, said Thursdayїs decision contained several їpretty clear legal errorsї and should be overturned.