Alaska’s Supreme Court is in Alaska’s First City for a live event at Ketchikan High School, set to start at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Chief Justice Dana Fabe came by KRBD’s studios Tuesday with Appellate Clerk of Court Marilyn May to talk about the public event. They say down with KRBD’s Leila Kheiry. Here is a portion of their conversation.
During Wednesday’s Supreme Court Live event, the court will hear oral arguments in the State of Alaska versus Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.
According to a summary, the case stems from a conflict between the state and the tribe about whether Native tribes in Alaska have the power to set child support, and whether the state must enforce tribal child support orders.
The event is open to the public, and Clerk Marilyn May recommends that anyone planning to attend show up early, because there will be a security screening. Again that starts at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Ketchikan High School.
The afternoon session at the Ketchikan courthouse focuses on a case out of Pelican. That session starts at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The Supreme Court Live event will be streamed live and archived by 360 North.