Today, the Supreme Court, in a 6-1 decision, refused to grant Sen. Clark Jolley’s request to stop the proceeding of an appointment of a Supreme Court Justice to replace deceased Justice Marian Opala. Jolley had sought the Court’s assistance in slowing down the nominating process, which has been rushed for political purposes instead of being properly done under the newly reconstituted Judicial Nominating Commission as approved overwhelmingly by voters in November.
“I’m disappointed the court denied my request for a stay, but it is not a surprise,” said Jolley, R-Edmond. “I am hopeful that the court will see the merits of our arguments in the case and remedy this flawed process in their final decision. The will of the people is too important to dismiss so easily.”