Just a Brief Update on Oklahoma and Tort Reform

By May 1, 2007Briefly Legal

Prospects dim:

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Gov. Brad Henry’s veto of a bill putting restrictions on civil lawsuits may have killed the issue for the 2006 Oklahoma Legislature, Republican legislative leaders said Monday.

Asked if efforts to revise the civil justice system are dead for the session, Senate Co-President Pro-Tem Glenn Coffee said: “The short answer is I think it probably is, but I hope not.'”

Fortunately, other important legislative business has not fallen by the wayside:

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Legislation declaring the watermelon as Oklahoma’s official state vegetable was among a series of bills signed into law Tuesday by Governor Brad Henry.

Oklahoma already had the strawberry as its state fruit, so Rush Springs Democratic state Representative Joe Dorman introduced a bill to make watermelon the state vegetable.

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  • Bill Canis says:

    this would be hilarious if it weren’t so pathetic….glad you caught it and pointed it out. Ditto on the Green Bay story about the nutcases in Wisconsin.