Saturday, August 30, 2008
Palin's Alaska Sureme Court Pick's Debut Ruling
For those of you following the election and Supreme Court discussion, I'm posting information on Gov. Palin's first Alaska Supreme Court Appointment, Daniel Winfree. I have found the first opinion he issued, in May 2008.
He authored the opinion upholding the termination of a parent's rights to her child because of child abuse, saying the evidence in the record supported the lower court's decision. It was a pretty ugly case. I'm sure few people would have ruled differently.
Here's the opinion: http://weblinks.westlaw.com/Search/default.wl?RP=%2FWelcome%2FFrameless%2FSearch%2Ewl&n=1&db=AK%2DCS%2DWEB&method=TNC&query=TI%28%28%22Tessa+M%2E%22%29%29&RLT=CLID%5FQRYRLT172916308&RLTDB=CLID%5FDB162916308&search=Search&SP=AKCS%2D1000&spolt=Return+to+the+Alaska+Case+Law+Service&sposu=http%3A%2F%2Fgovernment%2Ewestlaw%2Ecom%2Fakcases&spou=http%3A%2F%2Fgovernment%2Ewestlaw%2Ecom%2Fakcases&ssl=n&strRecreate=no&submit=Search&sv=Split&tempinfo=case&title1=Tessa+M%2E&RS=WEBL8.08&VR=2.0&SPa=AKCS-1000
Tessa M. v. State, Department of Health & Social Services, Office of Children's Services, 182 P.3d 1110 (Alaska, May 9, 2008).