13 apply to fill upcoming Alaska Supreme Court vacancy

Associated PressAugust 3, 2012 

JUNEAU -- Thirteen attorneys and judges have applied for the upcoming vacancy on the Alaska Supreme Court. Justice Walter Carpeneti has announced plans to retire in January.

This list of applicants was released by the Alaska Judicial Council, which is tasked with vetting the candidates and recommending at least two for consideration by the governor.

The applicants include state Appeals Court Judge Joel Bolger; Susan Cox, a chief assistant state attorney general; Jeffrey Friedman, an administrative law judge; Andy Harrington, an assistant attorney general; Terry Thurbon, chief administrative law judge in Juneau; and attorneys Peter Maassen, Daniel Westerburg and Russ Winner, who are in private practice.

Also applying are Superior Court Judges Andrew Guidi, Michael MacDonald, Philip Pallenberg, Eric Smith and Trevor Stephens.

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