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NCJ Number: 75035 Find in a Library
Title: Oklahoma - Report on the Judiciary, 1979
Corporate Author: Oklahoma Administrative Office of the Courts
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 96
Sponsoring Agency: Oklahoma Administrative Office of the Courts
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Narrative and statistical tabular information describing activities of the judiciary of the State of Oklahoma for fiscal year 1979 is presented.
Abstract: Judicial power for the State is vested in the State supreme court, the court of criminal appeals, the court of appeals, the court on the judiciary, worker's compensation court, court of bank review, court of tax review, district courts, and municipal courts. At the appellate level, the supreme court handles civil appeals, and the court of criminal appeals handles criminal appeals. On the trial level, the State is currently divided into 25 judicial districts, each consisting of an entire county or of several contiguous counties. Municipal courts are limited to city ordinance prosecutions and are subject to further alteration or abolition by the legislature. During 1979, 1,469 cases were filed before the supreme court. This was the largest number of cases filed in any year thus far. In the court of criminal appeals, 60.5 percent of the dispositions were by order and 39.5 percent by opinion. Cases filed with the court totaled 746, cases terminated numbered 720, and there were 382 cases pending as of January 1, 1979. The court on the judiciary, which may remove a judge from office, handled one case during the year at the trial level. The worker's compensation court terminated 11,851 filings; awards amounted to $38,392,112. The court of bank review terminated nine cases during 1979; the court of tax review terminated six. A total of 446,360 cases were filed with statewide, district courts. Maps and extensive statistical tables are provided with the narrative.
Index Term(s): Court statistics; Oklahoma; State courts
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