1953-1955 Alaska Attorney General Reports and Opinions 1 (1953-1955)

handle is hein.sag/sagak0087 and id is 1 raw text is: REPORT OF THE ATrORNEY GENERAL
L L/R6 at ,y             1953 -   955
As I pointed out in my last biennial report the steady growth
and expansion of the Territory of Alaska has imposed increasing duties
upon the office of the Attorney General, During the past bienniumrn it
was again imposs tLe for the present staff in the office off the AtVbr-
ney General to fully and adequately supply all necessary legal servfices
to the various decrrtments,   In or:ier to ccmpensate for a pnrtion of
this deficiency, through an arrarngeent worked out between the office
of the Attorney General and the ofie:o off Vterans    Afftirs    d De-
partri.nt of Taxation. an a4_diione-  A  stant Attorney Geralez. was
emplcyed and a OE LgJed to t(-. DI-.-3 t     Taxation 3nd the cifi!e of
Vet<IrJns' Affairs with C-ch i ta     nprr.-ts daefr3ying one-half of
this Assistant s sar       Thi  4.sctet is desigcated as an Assistant
Attorney GeneraL       r cts unrier i:..on of the Attcrney Gener-
al although his         4-Sry i  as pret:'.ct:  s'ttd, paid by the office
of Veterancs Affai    -r.. Dxp.rte-)t  f Txtion    En a si:milar manner
the Employment a.-rity   c:.ion rmloe        a ull time atrney to
take care of the 'regi n      of t    denatme, -Alhile this attorney
is not designat-d :-, n tcstant Ct:onelGen.ral he dses do work
which in his ab-       sold have to bc per*trci ~cd  y an Assistant At-
torney General    t            ;F'>   rZ-en mee.  xpeaive and w) rn he files
suits for the Er- n;u',ut           Cr. c-     be incides claims for
taxes due the D     i a    i                          :      .rsons it
is desirable t         : -: ry  .     * , :,j.- A+,:-    ';e.eral be
pbid out of the            *                                   j-r 1  -''e of    A-.::-pey General.
In ad't          '    l     -     ii    :-al   *'..er of the
Governor, thE. -        . Q.      -:- v'   -     -z  fic'rs of the Terri-
tory, the A-ttor r ./   'r  -:  :            foll-winj 1'.;rd3  or
ComrmwsiioS: its     of r. zsri --           :    - 1. .o:'utrial Board,
IAardons Adviso     , ed1,l eri as  Su  a    '.u.. nd 1laska Aero-
aui f  and: Cnu j-+10~,5 (,CousIon     :'re ;-..ic ':n.-* Gcneral is also
iredJ4' to :* .     t. :11 rotitipr   r:, I' I  : 'm Supporc cases in each
(If ,L<* juiSc ,J  '. sns of the T(> to;
T  rh followljng is a brief resume of signi.fizant Court cases
handled by the office of the Attorney General during the past bien-
:;  uri,
THE ALASKA PROPERTY TAX ACT
Ch, 10 S. L, 1._ 1949
During the month of May 195+ the United States Court of Appeals,
9th Circui., 3t S.n Fran-ico, Cali.fornia hand.ed down a decision af-
irminuetCtt±s aciion upholinq the validity of the
as          r:ct           Tr.         cf          Year th  United
c'J m  C drni')Lr  'peDIlnt s apto2ication for a writ of
Q r-.In.:. Cor-t act ion 1e '.ttor, y General
d                         sk i   to  o. in .*te General1 Fund of the
To int  : e...ns -    E ROC.00 which h.~ been collected under
txY   e ic y   -.::  nt Ind ht 'in -,,ujpenie pening the final outcome
of (curt tLio, The Property Tax was repealed by the 1953 Legislature
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