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Oklahoma Supreme Court lets stand “Right to Farm” initiative

August 9, 2016


August 8, 2016

by The Associated Press

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled Monday that voters can consider the so-called “Right to Farm” ballot initiative during the general election this fall, but some members of the state’s highest court said state lawmakers should require that challenges to ballot measures be filed earlier.

A coalition known as Save the Illinois River, Inc., filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the proposal in March, more than eight months after Gov. Mary Fallin issued an order placing the matter on the Nov. 8 ballot. In a unanimous ruling, the nine-member court let stand a decision by Oklahoma County District Judge Patricia Parrish in May to dismiss the lawsuit.

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