Here's a lawsuit seeking to block implementation of Gov. Bill Walker's recent administrative order transferring key functions of the Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission to the Department of Fish and Game.
The plaintiffs are Bob Thorstenson Jr., a commercial fisherman and lobbyist, and United Fishermen of Alaska.
The lawsuit contends the administrative order is unconstitutional and unlawfully sidesteps the Alaska Legislature.
Juneau attorney Bruce Weyhrauch, representing Thorstenson and UFA, is himself a former state legislator.
Naturally, the state is asking the court to dismiss the lawsuit.
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