A single judge on Alaska’s Supreme Court was on the ballot in 2010, when Justice Dana Fabe sat for a retention election. A group called Alaskans for Judicial Reform, which opposed Fabe because of rulings in abortion cases, mounted an effort late in the campaign season to defeat her. The group aired a campaign ad in the final days before Election Day, in which it urged Alaska voters not to allow “bad judges to shred the will of the people,” and said Fabe had “opposed parents rights [and] forced taxpayers to pay for abortions.” Despite the “vote no” campaign, Justice Fabe was retained by voters with a “yes” vote of approximately 55%.
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October 30, 2010 – Shred the Will
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An ad by Alaskans for Judicial Reform says Dana Fabe opposes parents’ rights.
Voters Retain Fabe As Alaska Supreme Court Justice, Anchorage Daily News, November 2, 2010.
Lisa Demer, Allies Defend Fabe As Justice Fights Campaign To Oust Her, Anchorage Daily News, October 29th, 2010.