WEDDINGTON v. HENRY

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WEDDINGTON v. HENRY
2008 OK 102
202 P.3d 143
Case Number: 106330
Decided: 11/24/2008

THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

BEN A. WEDDINGTON, JERRY BALENTINE, and JOHNATHAN REIFF, Petitioners,
v.
BRAD HENRY, Governor of the State of Oklahoma, et al., Respondents.

ORDER

The legislation challenged in this original proceeding, identified as Senate Bill 1708, passed by the 51st Legislature, second session on May 23, 2008, and signed into law by the Governor on June 3, 2008, is facially contrary to the Oklahoma Constitution, Article V, Section 57. The entire measure is declared unconstitutional and void. Fent v. State ex rel. Office of State Finance,

DONE BY THE ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT IN CONFERENCE THIS 24th DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2008.

/S/VICE CHIEF JUSTICE

EDMONDSON, V.C.J., KAUGER, WATT, COLBERT, REIF, JJ. - concur

OPALA, J., with whom WINCHESTER, C.J., HARGRAVE, TAYLOR, JJ. join, dissenting: