Alaska Judicial Qualifications, Amendment 1 (August 1968)

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The Alaska Judicial Qualifications Amendment, also known as Amendment 1, was on the August 27, 1968 ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure established 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.[1]

Election results

Alaska Amendment 1 (August 1968)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 32,481 71.70%
No12,82328.30%

Election results via: Alaska Secretary of State

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

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.[2]

Constitutional changes

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

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sitka Sentinel, "Sample Primary Election Ballot," August 27, 1968
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.