House Bill 251, also introduced by Rep. Eastman, would authorize the Alaska Legislature to impeach judges for "exercising legislative power" without judicial review. The Legislature has the power under the Alaska Constitution to impeach judges, according to Dr. Fortson, but "where the limits of that power are is unclear," he said. "If this were passed and the Legislature were to try to exercise it, it's hard to say exactly how it would play out."
According to the article, neither measure is likely to pass.
Read the story:
- "Wasilla Lawmaker's Bill Would Criminalize Abortion" by Nathaniel Herz. Alaska Dispatch News, 16 May 2017.