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Letter: Judicial panel is properly staffed

The Alaska Constitution’s Article IV (Judiciary), based on the widely used Missouri Plan for selection and retention of judges, requires three attorneys, three citizens and a chief justice. There is no mandate for representing diverse populations; instead, the focus is on equal application of the law regardless of individual differences. Do not let yourselves be herded into an amendment that shifts the balance of power to moneyed interests. 

This plea also applies to efforts to redirect our public school money to private and religious schools. Shifting shared public money to the privileged few will weaken the common ground of Alaska’s public school system, where our many diverse children begin to learn to live together in peace and harmony.

— Suzanne Miles

Eagle River