Oklahoma Legislature to Study Judicial Term Limits

Less than a week after the supreme court struck down a civil justice reform measure known as the Comprehensive Lawsuit Reform Act of 2009, some state legislators called for a study of term limits for appellate judges. According to House Speaker T.W. Shannon, “it is essential that [lawmakers] monitor the processes of government and ensure a balance of power among the three branches,” but other legislators described the study as retaliation for the recent decision and other unpopular rulings.