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Sun November 7, 2010

Askins for Supreme Court?

Oklahoma City, OK – Askins considering open Okla Supreme Court seat

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Lt. Gov. Jari Askins says she doesn't know if she'll apply for an open seat on the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Askins, an attorney and former judge, told The Oklahoman on Friday she's still reviewing whether she meets residency requirements for the opening, which was created when Justice Marian Opala died last month.

Askins lost her bid to become Oklahoma's first female governor to Mary Fallin on Tuesday. She has a home and is a registered voter in Duncan, and she has maintained a residence for six years in Oklahoma City, which is in the court seat's district.

A 1984 attorney general's opinion states a Supreme Court justice appointee must meet the qualifications to vote, as opposed to being a registered voter in the district for a year immediately before being appointed.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com