An investigation that the Texas-based Liberty Legal Institute tried unsuccessfully to block has concluded that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president, broke the law when she fired her state’s public safety commissioner. The commissioner had refused to fire a trooper who was Palin’s former brother-in-law.
The investigator’s report is available here.
The Liberty Legal Institute is the legal arm of the Plano-based Free Market Foundation, which itself is the Texas affiliate of the far-right Focus on the Family. Click here for more background on the case and why a religious-right organization from Texas was involved in a case in Alaska.