Alaska Term of Office Judicial System Administrator, Amendment 5 (August 1970)

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The Alaska Term of Office Judicial System Administrator, Amendment 5 was on the August 25, 1970 statewide primary ballot in Alaska as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved.Approveda

The amendment established that the administrative director of the state's judicial system serves at the pleasure of the entire court, not just its Chief Justice.

Election results

Alaska Term of Office Judicial System Administrator, Amendment 5
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 43,462 69.97%
No18,65130.03%

Text of measure

The ballot summary said,

This provision amends the State Constitution by repealing the present language of Article IV, Sec. 16, which provides that the administrative director of the judicial system shall serve at the pleasure of the chief justice. The amendment would provide that the administrative director's term of office shall be at the pleasure of the entire supreme court.

Changes to the Alaska Constitution

The passing of Alaska Term of Office Judicial System Administrator, Amendment 5 amended Article IV, Section 16 of the Alaska Constitution.

Judicial reform in 1970

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