Juneau, Alaska (AP) - A state court judge on Tuesday put on hold a decision that would have allowed supporters of an effort to recall Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy to begin a new signature-gathering phase.
Earlier this month, Superior Court Judge Eric Aarseth in Anchorage said petitions should be issued by Feb. 10, unless that date is stayed by the Alaska Supreme Court. At that time, he said he “does not intend on granting a stay of that process.”
Aarseth's order Tuesday, which followed recent written arguments by Stand Tall with Mike, a group opposing the recall, did not go into detail for his reasoning in granting a stay. The decision states that the matter is stayed, pending resolution of the case in the Alaska Supreme Court.