Supreme Court

   The Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a ‘slam dunk’ unanimous ruling in figurative ‘sound barrier speed’, on Thursday. they struck down a shameless money-grab which tried to cloak itself as a state-run smoking cessation program.  The newest and most controversial justice on the court, Patrick Wyrick, wrote a brilliant, plain-spoken, and thoroughly-reasoned opinion. Two justices partially dissented, but they did not elaborate. Wyrick wrote a masterpiece […]

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  The challenges to the recently passed taxes will be heard by the Oklahoma Supreme Court, this morning. the arguments will be aired live on the web. Sooner Politics will carry the feed on our site with the help of Youtube.  The first case will be heard at 9am. The court will hear the challenge from automobile dealers regarding the double tax on all car sales.At 10am the challenge from businesses and individuals regarding the tobacco tax increase […]

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The days of artist renderings of high court proceedings may be close to ending.  The Oklahoma Supreme Court, with the assistance of OETA will live-stream the  August 8th docket wherein 3 potentially landmark cases will challenge the legislature’s conduct during the spring 2017 regular session.  The cases will be heard in the historic chamber on the 2nd floor of the capitol building, directly under the room where the deeds in dispute were do […]

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 AG, Mike Hunter, has submitted his legal argument to the supreme court, regarding the challenge to the new tobacco tax, brought by retailers and associated distributors.  The 26-page document makes many novel claims including an attempt to tell the court to bar statements from any legislator.  The AG claims that the only legislative statement which should be considered is the majority vote tabulations, and that, in itself, should be the testimony […]

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Former senator, Randy Brogdon, joined the Pat Campbell Radio Show on Thursday morning, to express his strong support for the legal challenges to the controversial new tax hikes which the legislature is attempting to impose. Listen to the full interview with Richardson, and the resulting comments from Brogdon, here. “I am very disappointed in Gary [Jones] & Todd [Lamb]for not jumping on this lawsuit with Gary Richardson.That’s the first thing they should h […]

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  Last month, the Oklahoma legislature waited until the last few days to pass an ensemble of new taxes. These legislative actions clearly violated several constitutional prohibitions:The legislature cannot pass a ‘revenue raising’ bill in the last 5 days of a legislative regular session.The legislature must first present all revenue-raising proposals to a vote of the people, before they become law. The only way to avoid the b […]

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A Constitutional Crisis has now arrived. The Legislative leaders did the unthinkable. They blatantly raised taxes several times and in several ways that the constitution strictly forbids.  Today, the session has adjourned ‘sine die’ [latin for “with no appointed date for resumption”] . Tax Week Failures   When the two chambers failed to legally pass enough revenue increases before last Monday morning, to pacify the state’s appetite; The […]

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  The legislative leaders and governor are acting willfully delusional. They have this notion that as long as they don’t utter the dreaded ‘t’ word (tax), then they can pass any revenue bill at any time and with only a mere majority of  the yeas & nays.  About 25 years ago, the people of Oklahoma did an end-run around our own arrogant legislature by passing a citizen initiative ballot question. The result w […]

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  Will the newest member of the supreme court become the hero of constitutional restraint and strict construction?​  Will he follow the trend of contemporary practices of adapting the beltway mindset?  Former president, Dwight Eisenhower was once asked if he had any regrets of his 8 years in the white house?  “Yes, two of them… and they’re both still on the supreme court.”   The senate Democrats rescinded their filibuster at the last […]

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