Alaska Judicial Qualifications, Amendment 1 (August 1968)

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The Alaska Judicial Qualifications, Amendment 1 was on the August 27, 1968 statewide primary ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.

It was one of the first three measures to be referred to the Alaska ballot by the Alaska State Legislature since the state achieved statehood.

Election results

Alaska Judicial Qualifications, Amendment 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 32,481 60.3%
No12,82339.7%

Text of measure

The ballot summary said,

This provision repeals the present constitutional section providing for retirement of incapacitated justices and judges on recommendation of the judicial council and establishes a commission on judicial qualifications consisting of one supreme court justice, three superior court judges, one district court judge, two attorneys who have practiced in Alaska for ten years and two lay members. The powers and duties of the commission and the grounds for remedial action against justices and judges shall be established by law. The existing impeachment section is supplemented by provision for the disqualification, suspension, removal from office, retirement or censure of justices and judges.

Changes to the Alaska Constitution

The passing of Alaska Judicial Qualifications, Amendment 1 amended Article IV, Section 10 of the Alaska Constitution.

Judicial reform in 1968

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