Fallin appointee to stay on Oklahoma Supreme Court after ACLU challenge tossed
By Barbara Hoberock Tulsa World
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday tossed out a legal challenge to Gov. Mary Fallin’s appointment of Patrick Wyrick to the state’s high court.
The ACLU of Oklahoma on behalf of two individuals challenged the appointment of Wyrick based on residency requirements.
“While we are disappointed with today’s decision, we respect the court’s opinion,” said Ryan Kiesel, ACLU of Oklahoma executive director.
“There are times when we agree with the decision of the court and times we disagree, but one thing is clear. Regardless of how we may feel about any given decision, it is the unquestionable prerogative of the Oklahoma Supreme Court to say what the law is.”
Wyrick is the former solicitor general to former Attorney General Scott Pruitt. Pruitt was appointed administrator of the EPA.