State of Alaska

Department of Administration

Alaska Public Offices Commission

Alaska Department of Administration, Alaska Public Offices Commission

Court Decisions

On August 11, 2003, Judge Singleton issued a decision in the appeal of Kenneth P. Jacobus; Kenneth P. Jacobus, PC.: Wayne Anthony Ross; Wayne Anthony Ross, PC;  and Scott Kohlhass, Plaintiffs vs. State of Alaska, Alaska Public Office Commission regarding corporate contributions to political parties.

On April 10, 2001, Judge Singleton issued a decision and judgment in Kenneth P. Jacobus; Kenneth P. Jacobus, PC.: Wayne Anthony Ross; Wayne Anthony Ross, PC;  and Scott Kohlhass, Plaintiffs vs. State of Alaska, Alaska Public Office Commission.

On June 12, 2001, Judge Singleton issued an amended judgment for the above case.

In both of the judgments, Judge Singleton has enjoined the Commission from enforcing the provision of law that prohibits Corporations contributing to Political Parties for Party Building activities.

On July 13, 2001, the State of Alaska filed an appeal of the decision and judgment issued by Judge Singleton.

News in the Campaign Disclosure Law Challenge:
April 1999

On April 16, 1999, the Alaska Supreme Court issued its decision in ACLU v. State. The Court upheld almost all provisions of the 1996 campaign disclosure reforms as constitutional. The only provisions the Court found unconstitutional were those restricting fundraising to the year of the election; and prohibiting state candidates from accepting contributions during the legislative session.

Supreme Court Decision - St of AK v. AK Civil Liberties Union April 16, 1999

Press Release

Campaign Disclosure Law prior to 1996 Act

Updated October 28, 2003