Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s pick for attorney general received support from colleagues and courtroom opponents Monday, along with pushback from those who believe his religious-liberty cases would preclude him from “upholding basic human rights.”
The state House Judiciary Committee held a two-hour confirmation hearing on Kevin Clarkson’s nomination Monday afternoon. Clarkson delivered an overview of a 35-year career with two law firms then sat back and let others do the talking, either on his behalf or against his selection.
Clarkson received support from those who worked with him in two Anchorage law offices, plus former Lt. Gov. Loren Leman and former attorney general Michael Geraghty.