ANCHORAGE, Alaska (CNN) - Lawmakers backing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appealed a judge's refusal to block the state Legislature's investigation into her firing of the state's public safety commissioner, according to documents filed in court Friday.
"If this unconstitutional and unlawful investigation is allowed to continue, is completed, and if the resulting report is released as planned, Plaintiffs and Alaskans in general will suffer irreparable harm," lawyers for the Liberty Legal Foundation told the Alaska Supreme Court.
The Texas-based conservative group is representing Republican legislators who support Palin and are asking the Alaska Supreme Court to shut down the probe, which they call "biased."
Liberty spokeswoman Jennifer Grisham told CNN that the court had accepted the appeal and would likely hear it next week.