Court Throws Out GOP Effort to Quash Trooper-Gate

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The Alaska Supreme Court has rejected the effort by Republican legislators to quash the Trooper-Gate investigation, affirming the decision of a lower court last week.

Details from the ruling to follow…

Update: The court wrote: “The order of the superior court issued on October 2, 2008 granting the Motion to Dismiss is AFFIRMED. An opinion will follow.”

The ruling was provided to TPMmuckraker by Peter Maassen, the attorney for the legislators overseeing the investigation, who are named as defendants in the case.

Independent investigator Steve Branchflower is scheduled to release his report — which centers on the firing by Governor Palin of former public safety commissioner Walt Monegan — at a legislative hearing tomorrow.