Included on a full docket of court cases before Nome Superior Court judge Romano DiBenedetto on Thursday were several omnibus hearings for defendants such as Rayne Aukongak and Benjamin Milton, who face various charges of drug trafficking.
During Judge Romano DiBenedetto’s oath of office at the Nome courthouse, Chief Justice Craig Stowers acknowledged that the last couple of years have been difficult for Nome — and thanked the court staff for its hard work during that time.
Romano DiBenedetto will preside as the judge in the Nome Superior Court.
The Alaska Judicial Council met in Nome early Thursday afternoon to hold a final public hearing before nominating two out of the five applicants for Nome Superior Court Judge. John Earthman and Romano DiBenedetto were selected by a margin of 4 votes to 2.
Nome’s public hearing on the Superior Court judge vacancy will be held at the Courthouse tomorrow, December 8th, starting at 1:30 pm. The public is encouraged to attend or call-in with comments.
Superior Court Judge Timothy Dooley “specifically denies” he engaged in a “pattern of conduct” that violates state laws or behavior standards for judges.
Recordings from Judge Dooley’s courtroom highlight a series of statements a judicial oversight commission alleges violates state law and the state’s code of conduct for judges.
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