October 4th, 2008
12:50 AM ET
14 years ago

GOP lawmakers appeal Palin probe ruling

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.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. King

    The lengths these repugs will go to cover up their wrongs is appalling.

    October 4, 2008 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  2. king

    what's in darkness must come to light!

    October 4, 2008 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  3. Sue, NY

    If she has nothing to hide then there should be no problem if she followed the law and let this proceed. Obviously there is something she doesn't want out and we have seen this before with Bush/Cheney....lets not be fooled again...no one should be above the law.

    October 4, 2008 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  4. Kurt

    As Carl Rove always says,

    The Truth is highly overrated."

    October 4, 2008 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  5. lewanna

    if she has nothing to hide, why does anyone care?

    October 4, 2008 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  6. michael

    Haha! Keep stomping those feet and saying, "but, but, da-aaaddy! I didn't mean it! Don't tell the whole world!"

    October 4, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  7. Central Florida

    These GOP Republicans seem to think they are above the law. Eight is enough.

    No way, no how, no McCain, no Palin

    October 4, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  8. BM

    The fact that Palin and her spouse ignored supoenas is apparent that she abused her authority. In addtion, the fact that she refused to answer the moderators questions and stated this shows just how she was disrespectful and feels that no rules apply to her and that she above the law,

    October 4, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  9. BM

    In my opinion, I think Palin would be more dangerous than Cheney.

    October 4, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  10. Deb, Allentown,PA

    It was reckless and totally irresponsible for McCain to have chosen as a running mate a person under an active ethics investigation. Can you imagine the GOP response had Obama done the same?

    What does it say about McCain? That he either doesn't care about anything as annoying as following the law, or that he was convinced that his surrogates could make this problem go away, whether or not Palin was guilty.

    This McCain/Palin ticket is a dangerous one. They make Bush and Cheney look like saints.

    October 4, 2008 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |