Judicial selection in Oklahoma

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Judicial selection in Oklahoma
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Oklahoma Supreme Court
Method:   Comm. select., Gov. appt.
Term:   6 years
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
Method:   Comm. select., Gov. appt.
Term:   6 years
Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals
Method:   Comm. select., Gov. appt.
Term:   6 years
Oklahoma District Courts
Method:   Non-partisan elections
Term:   4 years

Supreme Court

Justices of the Oklahoma Supreme Court are appointed to at least one-year terms by gubernatorial appointment through a nominating commission. The length of subsequent terms are six years.[1]

If there is a vacancy on the court, gubernatorial appointment from a nominating commission is required.[1]

The chief justice of the court serves a two-year term and is elected by the other justices.[1]

In order to join the court, an individual must meet the following qualifications:[1]

  • be 30 yrs of age;
  • be a qualified elector in the district for at least 1 yr;
  • be licensed to practice or judge of court of record for at least 5 yrs

Court of Criminal Appeals

All aspects are the same as the Oklahoma Supreme Court.[1]

Court of Civil Appeals

Judges of the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals are elected to at least one-year terms by gubernatorial appointment through a nominating commission. The length of subsequent terms are six years.[1]

If there is a vacancy on the court, gubernatorial appointment from a nominating commission is required.[1]

The chief justice of the court serves a one-year term and is elected by the other judges.[1]

In order to join the court, an individual must meet the following qualifications:[1]

  • be a qualified elector in district at least 1 yr;
  • be licensed to practice or judge of court of record at least 4 yrs

District Courts

Judges of the Oklahoma District Courts are elected to four-year terms by nonpartisan election. A nonpartisan primary must be held if more than two candidates have filed for a district court judgeship. However, if a candidate wins a majority of votes in the primary, the candidate is then elected and does not run in the general election.[1]

All other aspects are the same as the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals.[1]

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