Oklahoma Supreme Court refuses to hear challenge of law opponents call 'logrolling'
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT NewsOK.com
Friday, January 18, 2013
1/18/13 at 5:38 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Supreme Court has refused to hear a legal challenge to a law that authorizes a statewide virtual charter school and $30 million for textbooks for public schools.
State attorneys argued that Senate Bill 1816, which was passed last year, is legal because both items in the measure fall under the subject of education. The Supreme Court voted 5-4 not to hear the challenge.
Jerry Fent, an Oklahoma City attorney, said the measure should be struck down because it violates a state constitutional prohibition on placing multiple subjects into a single bill.
"I'm very disappointed they denied it because it was a simple issue of logrolling," he said.
Original Print Headline: Court won't hear 'logrolling' challenge
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