Chapter 6

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LECTURE OUTLINE
“The Oklahoma Court System”
Chapter 6

 

CHAPTER 6: The Oklahoma Court System

 

Judicial Function of Interpreting the Law:

  • Discerning Meaning of Laws in Cases
  • Judicial Review

 

Various Constitutional Rights Pertaining to the Judiciary

Citizens’ Access to the Courts

The Jury System

  • Grand Juries
  • Information
  • Bail
  • Trial Juries
    • The Jury Pool
    • Voir Dire (Jury Selection)
    • Removal “For Cause” and Preemptory Challenges
    • Unanimous Decisions vs. Super Majorities

 

The Organization of the Judiciary

The Judicial Nominating Commission

The District Courts

  • Duties of the District Courts
  • Judges of the District Courts
    • Eligibility of Judges

The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Court

The Court of Tax Review

The Oklahoma Legislature as a Court of Impeachment

The Supreme Court

  • Composition of Justices
  • Jurisdiction over Civil Disputes
  • Qualifications, Appointments and Retention
  • Duties of the Supreme Court
    • Appellate Jurisdiction
    • Stare Decisis – Legally Binding Decisions of the Court
    • Supervision of Inferior Courts and Judges
    • Assisting the Federal Judiciary

The Court of Civil Appeals

  • Composition of the Court
  • Duties
  • Decisions of the Court and Subsequent Opinions
  • Appeal to the Supreme Court

The Court of Criminal Appeals

  • Composition of the Court
  • Duties

The Court on the Judiciary

  • Duties of the Court
  • Trial and Appellate Divisions
  • Powers of the Court
  • How Allegations are Brought to the Court’s Attention

The Oklahoma State Court Network

 

 

BE SURE TO REVIEW KEY TERMS IN THE GLOSSARY FOR EACH CHAPTER!!!