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Charles A. Johnson

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This page is about the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals judge. If you are looking for another judge named "Charles Johnson," please see: Charles Johnson.


Charles A. Johnson
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Current Court Information:
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals
Title:   Vice-Presiding Judge
Salary:  $138,000
Service:
Appointed by:   Gov. Henry Bellmon
Active:   1989-2014
Past post:   Attorney in private practice
Past term:   1955-1989
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Oklahoma
Law School:   University of Oklahoma, 1955
Military service:   U.S. Air Force

Charles A. Johnson is the Vice-Presiding Judge on the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals. He was first appointed to the bench on October 31, 1989 by Republican Governor Henry Bellmon. Judge Johnson was last retained by the voters of Oklahoma in the November 4, 2008 General Election.[1] He will be up for re-election in 2014, at the end of his 6-year term.

Education

Johnson received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and his L.L.B. from the University of Oklahoma in 1955.[2]

Career

Awards and associations

  • 1993: Appellate Judge of the Year by the Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association
  • Selected as one of three Outstanding Young Oklahomans[2]

Political ideology

See also: Political ideology of State Supreme Court Justices

In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Johnson received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.96, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is more conservative than the average CF score of 0.33 that justices received in Oklahoma. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.[3]

See also

External links

Oklahoma Criminal Court of Appeals

References

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