Oklahoma City, OK – Askins seeks Okla. Supreme Court seat
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Lt. Gov. Jari Askins, who ran an unsuccessful campaign for governor, has applied for a vacant seat on the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Askins is one of 19 people who submitted applications to the Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission for the seat left vacant by the Oct. 11 death of Justice Marian Opala at the age of 89. Applications for the position were due by Friday.
Oklahoma City, OK – Okla judge extends restraining order against law
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) A federal judge has extended a temporary restraining order blocking a constitutional amendment to prohibit state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases.
U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange took the action Monday following a hearing on a preliminary injunction against the amendment. Miles-LaGrange extended the temporary restraining order until Nov. 29 to give her time to hand down a ruling.
Jay, Oklahoma – A woman has been charged with furnishing alcohol to three minors who were involved in a head-on collision that killed three. The Tulsa World reports that an affidavit in the case says 23-year-old Stephanie Nichole Thornhill confessed to buying beer and vodka for one of three juveniles involved in the April 30 accident.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – A federal judge will consider today whether to block a constitutional amendment that prohibits state courts from considering international or Islamic law when deciding cases. Oklahoma voters approved the measure in the Nov. 2 election. Muneer Awad, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Oklahoma, says the amendment stigmatizes his religion and would invalidate his will.
Tulsa, Oklahoma – Race officials say an Oklahoma man has died after collapsing Sunday while competing in a half marathon in Tulsa. The Williams Route 66 Marathon directors say the 27-year-old was pronounced dead at the Oklahoma State University Medical Center.