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§ 1. Removal of judges from office--Compulsory retirement--Causes

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedConstitution of the State of Oklahoma [Annotated]

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Constitution of the State of Oklahoma [Annotated] (Refs & Annos)
Article VII-a. .--Court on the Judiciary (Refs & Annos)
OK Const. Art. 7-A, § 1
§ 1. Removal of judges from office--Compulsory retirement--Causes
(a) In addition to other methods and causes prescribed by the Constitution and laws, the judges of any court, exercising judicial power under the provisions of Article VII, or under any other provision, of the Constitution of Oklahoma, shall be subject to removal from office, or to compulsory retirement from office, for causes herein specified, by proceedings in the Court on the Judiciary.
(b) Cause for removal from office shall be: Gross neglect of duty; corruption in office; habitual drunkenness; commission while in office of any offense involving moral turpitude; gross partiality in office; oppression in office; or other grounds as may be specified hereafter by the legislature.
(c) Cause for compulsory retirement from office, with or without compensation, shall be mental or physical disability preventing the proper performance of official duty, or incompetence to perform the duties of the office.


Added by State Question No. 431, Legislative Referendum No. 152, adopted at election held May 3, 1966.
OK Const. Art. 7-A, § 1, OK CONST Art. 7-A, § 1
Current with amendments approved through June 30, 2020.
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