Today the Alaska Supreme Court decided against six Republican legislators trying to quash the Troopergate investigation. The report will be released on time…tomorrow, 10-10-08, and will be submitted by investigator Steve Branchflower.
The ruling means that Steve Branchflower, the investigator hired by the Legislative Council, will release his report as scheduled on Friday. Branchflower is looking into Palin’s dismissal of her public safety commissioner, Walt Monegan, and whether she improperly pressured him to fire a state trooper divorced from her sister.
Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michalski ruled last week that the conduct of the investigation did not violate the right to fairness. He found the Legislature has the right to investigate and issues like whether it happens through a council or committee are not for the courts to decide and is “business to be left to the legislative branch.”
The Alaska Supreme Court today upheld Michalski’s ruling in a two-page decision. The court clerk, Marilyn May, wrote that a full opinion explaining why would be coming.
Todd Palin gave a sworn statement to the officials working the investigation.
Watch out Sarah Palin!