Alaska Supreme Court declines definitive decision on law intended to protect college scholarship fund


The Alaska Supreme Court has deferred a decision on the effectiveness of a new law intended to protect the state fund that pays for high school scholarships and Alaska’s equivalent of medical school.

In a Nov. 4 court order, the state’s high court deleted part of a footnote contained within a September court decision. Before the deletion, the footnote unequivocally declared that the new law would protect the Higher Education Investment Fund from being automatically drained by a clause of the Alaska Constitution.

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