Attempt fails to block governor from making high court pick

The state Supreme Court denies a request to block the governor from filling a vacancy on the high court before he leaves office Monday.

BY MICHAEL MCNUTT Published: January 7, 2011
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The state Supreme Court tossed aside a request to block Gov. Brad Henry from filling a vacancy on the high court before he leaves office Monday.

Supreme Court justices voted 6-1 to reject a stay sought by state Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, to prevent the Democratic governor from making a record sixth appointment to the high court. Chief Justice Steven Taylor cast the dissenting vote.

Jolley last week...

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