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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Senate Confirmation of Judges Advances in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Senate approved a bill that would bring senate confirmation of judicial nominees to the state and reduce the Judicial Nominating Commission to issuing an advisory rating of “qualified” or “not qualified.”
As the Daily Ardmoreite explains, "the JNC consists of six attorneys selected by the Oklahoma Bar Association, six commissioners appointed by the governor, one commissioner appointed by the Senate President Pro Tem, and one commissioner appointed by the House Speaker. The remaining commissioner is selected by the other members of the JNC."

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