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Oklahoma Supreme Court declines to stop special election


March 25, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Thursday rejected an attorney's attempt to stop a special election for the state's soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat.

The high court denied attorney Stephen Jones' request to assume original jurisdiction in the case. All nine justices concurred. The order from the court did not address the merits of the case.

Jones, who gained national prominence as the attorney for convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, maintained the governor's call for a special election was improper because the seat was not yet vacant.

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe,...

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