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Lawmakers not ready to withdraw judicial impeachment proposal after state court’s new opinion in lethal-injection drug case; Lockett/Warner executions set for Tuesday (access required)

A late-Wednesday decision from the Oklahoma Supreme Court denying a stay of execution for convicted murderers Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner did not move Rep. Mike Christian and Sen. Ralph Shortey to halt their proposal to impeach five of the ...

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(UPDATED) Lawmaker files measure calling for impeachment of five Oklahoma Supreme Court justices (access required)

Update: Late Wednesday, the Oklahoma Supreme Court issued a new opinion in the Lockett/Warner case, which is discussed below in our post concerning the possible impeachment of five justices. Please see our update at the end of the article.   ...

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Terrill bribery case may go to jury Tuesday; former lawmaker to testify in his own defense (access required)

Oklahoma County District Judge Cindy Truong told jurors at the end of Monday’s session in the Randy Terrill bribery trial to expect a long day Tuesday, indicating that she expects the case to go to the jury by the end ...

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Henry: Veto of medical examiner reform bill difficult, but needed due to unnecessary, money-wasting transition coordinator post (access required)

Former Gov. Brad Henry would much rather not have been subpoenaed as a witness in the bribery trial of former Rep. Randy Terrill, whom he considers a friend. He said as much following his testimony Wednesday afternoon.

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State attorney says measure that created job at center of Terrill bribery trial was unenforceable (access required)

The state job prosecutors allege former Republican Rep. Randy Terrill of Moore created in 2010 for then-Sen. Debbe Leftwich, D-Oklahoma City, could not have been filled when Terrill was pushing for it because legislation for it was still on Gov. ...

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Defense attorney tells jury that Terrill will testify at bribery trial (access required)

Former Moore Rep. Randy Terrill, on trial for allegedly bribing former Sen. Debbe Leftwich to withdraw from seeking re-election in exchange for a newly created job, will testify at his trial, attorney Chris Eulberg told jurors Monday morning at the ...

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Terrill bribery trial begins Monday, after three years of investigation, legal wrangling, trial and appellate court rulings and some concern that allowing the case to proceed has damaged legislative independence (access required)

On Dec. 22, 2010, the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office charged then-Rep. Randy Terrill, R-Moore, and former Sen. Debbe Leftwich, D-Oklahoma City, of committing the felony of bribery when Leftwich agreed not to seek re-election in exchange for Terrill’s creation ...

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