Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals judge retires from post

The Associated Press - August 2, 2017 10:42 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Another judge on the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals is retiring, making her the second on the five-member court to step down in recent months.

Judge Arlene Johnson’s resignation from the state’s highest criminal court is effective Tuesday. The 76-year-old justice has served on the court since she was appointed to the post by Democratic Gov. Brad Henry in 2005.

She previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma for 21 years and as an assistant attorney general and state prosecutor.

In total she has spent more than 45 years in the legal profession.

Judge Clancy Smith stepped down earlier this year. Applicants for both positions are pending with the Judicial Nominating Commission, which will submit a list of finalists to Gov. Mary Fallin.

 

Latest Stories

Preliminary Hearing Set For Driver Accused Of Killing Edmond Officer

A preliminary hearing conference for the driver accused of killing Edmond Police Sergeant C.J. Nelson is set...

First Associated Press Poll Of 2022 Places OU, OSU Within Its Top 25

OKLAHOMA CITY –  The Associated Press released its preseason poll for the upcoming 2022 college football season Monday,...

NOC Hosting Support Event for Concurrent Ponca City High School Students

NOC’s Rick Edgington, ED.D will be at the University Center in Ponca City on Thursday, August...