8 apply for coming vacancy on Alaska Supreme Court

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JUNEAU, Alaska — Eight attorneys have applied for the upcoming vacancy on the Alaska Supreme Court.

Justice Dana Fabe has announced plans to retire June 1. Fabe was the first woman appointed to serve on the court.

The Alaska Judicial Council released the names of the applicants and biographical information for them on Friday.

They are: Ruth Botstein, an assistant attorney general; Susan Carney, a supervising attorney for the Office of Public Advocacy; private practice attorneys Kevin Clarkson and Jahna Lindemuth; superior court judges Andrew Guidi, Philip Pallenberg and Paul Roetman; and David Avraham Voluck, who teaches law and is a part-time tribal court judge.

The council will evaluate the candidates, including conducting background checks and personal interviews, and at least two nominees will be sent to Gov. Bill Walker for his selection.

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Sunday ordered all state flags lowered in honor of the people of France. The announcement follows a proclamation made by President Barack Obama to lower all United States flags in honor of those who were killed.

All United States and Alaska flags should be flown at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset on Thursday.

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