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State, Americans Elect of Oklahoma present cases in lawsuit over denial of candidates’ placement on November presidential ballot; group seeks injunction (access required)

An attorney representing Americans Elect of Oklahoma told an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee Wednesday that the State Election Board should be enjoined from printing ballots for the upcoming November general election until the group’s lawsuit is settled. In addition to a temporary injunction, Americans Elect wants the court to issue a writ of mandamus requiring the board to place on …

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Working on … Supreme Court referee hears arguments in Americans Elect case (access required)

It’s 3 p.m. Just got  back from the hearing with Oklahoma Supreme Court referee Barbara Swimley, in which Americans Elect of Oklahoma is seeking a temporary injunction to prevent the State Election Board from printing ballots until the group’s lawsuit is resolved. On advice from Senior Assistant Attorney General Neal Leader, the election board decided not to include on the …

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New law restricts court access, says Fent (access required)

A statute that took effect Nov. 1 unconstitutionally limits access to the courts by increasing the number of signatures required to file taxpayer lawsuits against government entities, Oklahoma City attorney Jerry Fent told an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee Wednesday. Under previous law, an individual who wanted to recover government funds that he or she claimed were misused had to  file a …

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Solicitor general: Fent not due “second bite at the apple” in single-subject violation lawsuit (access required)

Oklahoma Solicitor General Patrick Wyrick argued Wednesday morning that attorney Jerry Fent’s latest argument challenging a budget bill sounds all-too familiar. “I don’t think we should be here,” Wyrick said. Wyrick told Oklahoma Supreme Court referee Barbara Swimley that Fent should not be given “a second bite at the apple,” because the state justices rejected a similar case of Fent’s …

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