ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A judge in Alaska is considering arguments to block a state Legislature investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power when she fired her public safety commissioner.
Five GOP legislators on Thursday asked Anchorage Judge Peter Michalski to issue a temporary restraining order. They say the investigation has been tainted by partisan politics.
Michalski listened to arguments by both sides but did not immediately rule.
An independent investigator hired by the state is expected to have a report completed next week.
The probe is looking into whether Palin, now the Republican nominee for vice president, and others pressured Commissioner Walt Monegan to fire a state trooper who is her ex-brother-in-law.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.