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A supporter of judicial elections said a group has started working on a ballot measure that would place state Supreme Court justices in the political campaign season. The rumblings came less than a day after senators approved a different measure than what House Speaker Jeff Hickman sent them earlier this year.

By Dale Denwalt – Published April 21, 2016, in The Journal Record

Conservative lawmakers say liberal attorneys have too much say in making Oklahoma’s judicial appointments. A bill proposing changes to Oklahoma’s judicial appointment system would require approval by the House and Senate for judicial confirmation, making it more like the federal system.

By Joy Hampton – Published April 20, 2016, in the Norman Transcript

In a TV interview OBA Executive Director John Morris Williams speaks about the history and importance of the Judicial Nominating Commission.

Mitchell in the Morning (starts at 1:31:19)

OBA Executive Director John Morris Williams and OKC attorney Noble McIntyre talk about the importance of courts and judicial impartiality.
Aired March 6, 2016 on KOKC Radio

Republican House leaders have pushed through a bill aimed at the selection of state Supreme Court justices, who have angered many politicians at the state Capitol.

By Mick Hinton – Published March 6, 2016, in the Tulsa World

The debate is heating up between an Oklahoma lawmaker and the organization that licenses attorneys in our state.


Aired Feb. 16, 2016, on KFOR

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