Privacy and the Alaska Constitution: Failing to Fulfill the Promise

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In this Comment, the Author examines two recent Alaska Supreme Court decisions regarding privacy rights and contends that the Alaska Supreme Court failed to protect the greater privacy rights granted under the Alaska Constitution. The Comment considers the issues confronted by the Alaska Supreme Court and compares decisions with the United States Supreme Court decisions examining similar issues. The Author concludes by considering the implication of these decisions as well as urging the Alaska Supreme Court to aggressively uphold the protections of privacy granted in the Alaska Constitution.