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Judge OKs Joe Miller records release (Just WOW!)
Politico ^ | 10/23/10 | Shira Toeplitz

Posted on 10/25/2010 10:19:16 AM PDT by pissant

n yet another blow to Alaska Republican Joe Miller's Senate campaign, a judge ordered Saturday that his contentious employment records be released later this week.

Judge Winston Burbank ruled in favor of a local news outlet's lawsuit to unseal Miller's employment records at 4 p.m. Tuesday unless the Republican appeals his case to the state Supreme Court — a decision that was still in question Saturday night.

Miller's employment records when he was a part-time attorney at the Fairbanks North Star Borough have been a controversial issue in the Alaska Senate race, which has become a competitive three-way contest. Polls show Miller and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who is running a vigorous write-in campaign, in a dead heat — with Democrat Scott McAdams trailing them by a few points.

Depending on what the employment records reveal, their release could come as yet another hit to Miller after a rough couple of weeks on the campaign trail — much of which has been at the hands of online reporting outlet Alaska Dispatch, which sued for release of his employment records.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; joemiller
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To: pissant

What exactly is supposed to be in Joe Miller’s employment records that he doesn’t want to disclose? I like Joe, but this is the first I’ve heard of this. Anyone know?

21 posted on 10/25/2010 10:50:33 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: pissant

At this point they don’t care what is actually in the records, they just want the impression that there IS something there.

22 posted on 10/25/2010 10:51:59 AM PDT by Jackson57
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To: muawiyah
BTW, this is a Republican judge and I'm sure he'd give you Obama's records personally if he had any of them.

Not the point. The judge was appointed by Frank Murkowski. This is a total conflict of interest and Miller has a good case for a stay, just on that alone.

23 posted on 10/25/2010 10:54:50 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: pissant
Here's a link to the KTUU Senatorial Debate held last night in Anchorage... Alaska Senatorial Debate

Even Princess Lisa showed up with her wrinkled angry, stuttering face. Joe handled her venom with nothing but class, of course, holding to a clear message of fiscal responsibility and reform in D.C.

Be sure to see all the videos (Parts 5-8) Don't miss part 8 w/ the candidates final statements (click on more videos) That's when Murkowski steps in it BIG TIME, saying Joe Miller is "... unfit to lead" ... which brought the house down on her arrogant head !!

24 posted on 10/25/2010 10:55:13 AM PDT by CIBvet (So how's all this FAST TRACKED - FREE TRADE workin' out for you so far, Comrade Job-Seekers ?)
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To: Lazamataz
That's a separate issue. Of course he's corrupt. Of course she's corrupt. But neither one of them is a federal judge.

Look, just because a state judge says something about something that doesn't mean that ruling applies nationwide. Just means the judge in that state said it.

No doubt if this is a meaningful issue it will end up hurting Moocowski, right?

25 posted on 10/25/2010 11:02:06 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Unless you’re john kerry and won’t release your service records.

26 posted on 10/25/2010 11:04:18 AM PDT by Ceebass
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To: ken5050
Speeding tickets are not an issue in the Dakotas. Everybody has 'em.

Look, don't tell the pukes anything ~ make THEM go to court while you threaten to have their children taken from them if you win (do that part quietly ~ you know, through a rough looking agent who sits down next to them in a bar).

That's how the Democrats do it.

A lot of the MSM nonsense happens for reasons other than the partisanship of the MSM ~ sometimes they have been threatened.

27 posted on 10/25/2010 11:05:50 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
There are actually things in your federal personnel records that are PROTECTED from disclosure.

Still, when you retire you simply advise the records custodian in Personnel that if ANYTHING is ever released you will come back and hunt them down and cut them into little pieces.

My friends in E&LR advised me that such threats are common and there's really not much they can do about them.

28 posted on 10/25/2010 11:08:49 AM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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To: ken5050

Hey ken, how are you? It’s good to see you.

Lisa sounds like a spoiled brat who thinks she is the only one to be “given” the seat. She doesn’t believe the Alaskans have spoken in the primary and don’t want her.

29 posted on 10/25/2010 11:12:41 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: tillacum

Good, thanks...yourself?

30 posted on 10/25/2010 11:15:40 AM PDT by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: pissant

This campaign tactic brings to mind the 2004 Senate race in Illinois, in which candidate Obama’s people torpedoed Jack Ryan by getting his divorce records released. The GOP replaced Ryan with Alan Keyes, who went on to lose ...

31 posted on 10/25/2010 11:48:15 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Doogle
"retired Superior Court Judge Winston Burbank"

Retired superior court judge winston burbank, APPOINTED BY FRANK MURKOWSKI."

32 posted on 10/25/2010 12:12:41 PM PDT by redhead (Abortion: The number one killer of human beings. Period.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
from what I understand, he wouldn’t mind releasing the records if he was also released from his attorney-client privilege so he could actually TALK about what happened.

I think you are correct and I think I saw something like that in another story talking about ‘client attorney privileges’.,0,6252425.story

“We had some concerns on the expedited process, but on the merits of the ruling it may be that the Miller campaign decides it's fine where it is,” said Miller’s attorney, Thomas Van Flein. “The entire time, Mr. Miller was saying, ‘We need to get this information out, but we also need to make sure my rights are protected and the borough’s rights are protected.’”

33 posted on 10/25/2010 12:28:03 PM PDT by deport (TEXAS -- Early Voting begins OCT. 18, 2010 (vote early and often)
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To: cynwoody

That’s exactly what I was thinking -

you remember what the rationale was for opening the sealed divorce records?

The “shopped” judge thought such information would be “interesting”.

34 posted on 10/25/2010 12:31:09 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: pissant
< img src = Photobucket > Alice Rogoff (far left in photo), owns Alaska Dipatch, gave $2400 to Murkowski's campaign.
35 posted on 10/25/2010 12:36:03 PM PDT by 724th (Tolerance is the virtue of a man without conviction.)
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To: ColdOne
No, she is a write-in candidate and she isn't going to win anything.

These are just pathetic acts of desperation that the voters will clearly see.

36 posted on 10/25/2010 1:40:54 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn (Pr.29:2))
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To: deport
We've had some Freepers bemoaning the fact Miller had not yet fired back against the Democrats and their running dog lackeys on this issue, but obviously as a Borough Attorney he would still have a problem with attorney-client privilege.

I'm sure one of Moocowsky's lieutenants had that in mind ~ but last night at the big debate he noted he did once use his office computer for a personal reason ~ so there!

He may well have headed off the problem.

BTW, Moocowsky looks terrible ~ like a lighter, but twin in all other respects to the other levitating giant wooky out campaigning.

37 posted on 10/25/2010 4:40:30 PM PDT by muawiyah ("GIT OUT THE WAY" The Republicans are coming)
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