High court to rule quickly on Palin investigation

October 8, 2008 

Alaska's Supreme Court says it will rule quickly on whether to shut down an abuse-of-power investigation into Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.

Friday is the deadline for lawmakers to receive an investigative report into whether the Alaska governor abused her authority by firing her public safety commissioner. Critics claim she fired him because he wouldn't dismiss a state trooper who had gone through a nasty divorce with her sister.

In court today, an attorney for five Republican lawmakers said the probe is a front for politicians trying to embarrass Palin.

Palin is a party to the lawsuit. Her husband and top aides recently agreed to cooperate with the probe.

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