|Current Court Information:|
|Oklahoma Supreme Court|
|Title: || Justice|
|Appointed by: || Gov. Brad Henry|
|Active: || 2008-2014|
|Preceded by: || Robert Lavender|
|Past post: || Judge, Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals|
|Past chief: || 1994, 2002|
|Past term: || 1984-2007|
|Past post 2: || Special District Judge, Oklahoma District 14|
|Past term 2: || 1981-1984|
|Born: || 06/19/1951|
|Undergraduate: || University of Tulsa, 1973|
|Law School: || University of Tulsa, 1977|
|Candidate for: ||Supreme Court|
|Election information 2014:|
|Election date: ||11/4/2014|
|Election vote: ||59.0%|
John F. Reif is a justice on the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Democratic Governor Brad Henry appointed him on October 22, 2007. Reif was sworn into office on January 23, 2008, and retained by voters the following November. He ran for retention again in 2014.
- See also: Oklahoma judicial elections, 2014
| Reif was retained to the Supreme Court with 59.0% of the vote on November 4, 2014.
Reid was retained to the supreme court with 63.2% of the vote.
Reif received his B.S. degree from the University of Tulsa in 1973 and his J.D. from the same school in 1977.
Awards and associations
- 1995: President's Distinguished Service Award, Oral Roberts University
- 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. Reif received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.26, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is less 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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Oklahoma State Courts Network, "Official biography of Judge Reif"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Oklahoma Elections, "Candidate List, 2014 General Election," accessed October 17, 2014
- ↑ Oklahoma State Election Board, "Official Results: Federal, State Legislative and Judicial Races General Election - November 4, 2014," November 12, 2014
- ↑ Oklahoma Secretary of State, "2008 Election Results"
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Project Vote Smart, 'Justice John F. Reif (OK)"
- ↑ Stanford University, "State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns," October 31, 2012