Oklahoma Legislator Introduces Bill Forbidding SCOTUS from Reviewing State Laws
Yeah, you read the title correctly. From The Daily O’Collegian:
State Sen. Ralph Shortey (R-Oklahoma City) introduced Senate Joint Resolution 84, which would amend Oklahoma’s constitution to remove the U.S. Supreme Court’s ability to review the constitutionality of Oklahoma laws.
The bill would also create an “ad hoc Court of Constitutional Review” in the state to rule on the constitutionality of Oklahoma’s laws.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s right of judicial review was affirmed in the case Marbury v. Madison, decided in 1803. If passed, the law would make Oklahoma the only state in the United States that does not recognize the Supreme Court’s authority.
So, anyone wanna guess how this whole deal turns out?