April 25, 2005

The policy of truth

Barbara Brink is head of the Alaska Public Defender Agency and a cool person. I met her once in Seattle at an NLADA function, where I praised her for stealing away someone I was trying to hire. All the law students who go up to Alaska to be summer public defenders owe her thanks.

Which makes this doubly bad news if it's true:

... Word is Gov. Frank Murkowski has officially notified Barbara Brink...that he won't be reappointing her when her term is up... she is being punished for suggesting to legislators at a recent hearing that they consider the budget implications of re-criminalizing small amounts of marijuana.