(AP) Keith Rapp, whose term as a district judge caused controversy and prompted an ouster move, appeared Wednesday to be the first person to unseat an incumbent Court of Appeals judge in Oklahoma.Appeals Judge Fred DeMier acknowledged "I probably lost" after noting Rapp held a lead of 81,427 to 75,880 votes with ballots from 406 of the 462 precincts counted.It would mark the first time … David Van Risseghem is the Publisher of SoonerPolitics.org. March 2019 YES 0%. September 2020 The same Council released an evaluation in September of the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals District 2 – Office 2, Keith Rapp. It also studied whether the appeals court judges raised legal issues and disagreed with judges who made lower court rulings. January 2018 The Retention Endorsements. As head of the Justice Council, Morgan said voters have a right to such information about the judges because the judges are on retention ballots. April 2017 Far more are needing to go. February 2019 In writing for the court, Judge Keith Rapp said he and fellow appeals court judges believed Mid-Continent is on the hook under the policies it had with Crown to defend the energy company in the class-action case. October 2017 Each was given an opportunity to respond but as of today, not one judge bothered to answer our inquiry. The resource is committed to informing & mobilizing conservative Oklahomans for civic reform. September 2018 November 2018 Several trade groups were also behind the creation. Shall Deborah B. Barnes of the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals be retained in office? W. Keith Rapp; Hon. Judge at Court of Civil Appeals of Oklahoma (1984 – Present) Opinions Authored by Rapp (67) Includes opinions for which W Keith Rapp was on the panel, ordered by CiteGeist relevance. Then you have to also judge integrity & consistency. When viewing a listing, consider the Are you a legal professional? Subscribe to SoonerPolitics daily email news bulletin.Enter your email address: October 2020 He was an alternative judge in Tulsa and later a judge on the 14th District Court in Tulsa County. June 2016 February 2020 Mum’s the word from the dozen judges who make up the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals in the wake of their evaluation by the Oklahoma Civil Justice Council. The evaluations were based on how the judges ruled on 231 separate cases. By researching lawyer discipline you can: Copyright © 2020, Thomson Reuters. State of Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals; Hon. Updated: 04/16/2013. Of the nine remaining judges on the Court of Civil Appeals, Judge John Fischer received the lowest score at 38%. The two did the study for the State Civil Justice Council that is headed by former Senator Fred Morgan. The group is concerned about the spread of liability. How many cases like mine have you handled? state advertising restrictions to which lawyers and law firms must adhere, as well as our The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals is assigned cases by the Supreme Court, and is responsible for the majority of appellate decisions. Shall Keith Rapp of the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals be retained in office? October 2018 Ensure the attorney is currently licensed to practice in your state. YES 0%. The highest rating went to Judge Kenneth L. Buettner whose score was 91%. "No politician 'checks off every box" in your list of issues. 0; Last updated: October 7, 2020 3:12 PM 3:12 PM CDT. Your Profile? August 2017 December 2017 January 2019 February 2018 January 2015. A couple of them are worth keeping. April 2018 September 2017 OK 74127. Every state has a disciplinary organization that monitors attorneys, their licenses, and consumer complaints. Court of Civil Appeals This court reviews all civil suits and has the power to adjust or reverse the decisions of lower courts. OK STATE QUESTION 802 . August 2016 Three judges, Brian Goree, William C. Hetherington, Jr. and P. Thomas Thornbrugh were not evaluated because they were recently appointed to the bench. 0; Last updated: October 7, 2020 3:12 PM 3:12 PM CDT. The judges serve initial terms of at least one year after being appointed by the governor, who chooses from a list of three names submitted by the Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission, before undergoing a retention election. of Ed Lands $2 Million Federal Grant to Address Mental Health, Safety in Schools, Murdock Voices Support for Governor’s Public Health Lab Plan, Mullin: Thank You for the Prayers and Support, Virtual Charter School Board Enters Process to Possibly End Contract with Epic, Senate Democrats Call on Stitt to Take Stronger Measures Against COVID-19, Medical Marijuana Tax Collections Provide $42 Million for Education. The Council’s concern is whether rulings made by the judges will expand liability in the state or stop it. 0; NO 0%. How often do you settle cases out of court? Decrease the … The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals has upheld a divorce judge’s ruling that state Rep. Kevin McDugle committed “marital waste.” Voters will decide next Tuesday whether they want to retain the judges on the Appeals Court or remove them. April 2020 August 2015 Visit Website (918) 581-2711 Contact Us. May 2018 September 2019 June 2017 Short URL: http://mccarvillereport.com/?p=8837, The Oklahoman Ends Practice of Political Endorsements, Tulsa City Council Asks Stitt for Open Meetings Act Special Session, Stitt Nominates Three Interim Officials for Jobs, Virtual Charter School Board Lone No Vote on Epic Contract Termination Process, Related to School Founder, OK Dept. October 2019 It is always a good idea to research your lawyer prior to hiring. September 2016 March 2017 A website of the Oklahoma Civil Justice Council explained that the higher the score, the more the judge’s opinions have had the effect of restraining liability. January 2020 November 2016 February 2017 July 2020 Rapp formerly was a public defender n Broken Arrow and a municipal judge in Bixby. OK CIVIL APPEALS DISTRICT 2 OFFICE 2 . March 2018 May 2020 Seven judges are seeking another term on our statewide oversight courts. March 2020 July 2016 Then you need to review their honesty & work ethic. August 2018 You have to prioritize and use personal discretion regarding every current and future issue that you can imagine. I respect any voter's decision, when they've informed themselves and took voting seriously." Of the nine remaining judges on the Court of Civil Appeals, Judge John Fischer received the lowest score at 38%. June 2018 The evaluations were handled by two groups, the Judicial Evaluation Institute of Washington, D.C. and the Sequoyah Information Systems. Learn More. December 2018 November 2019 October 2016 State of Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals. December 2019 Others rated by the Justice Council and their scores were: Judge E. Bay Mitchell, III at 78%; Judge Larry E. Joplin, 62%; Judge Jane P. Wiseman, 49%; Judge Robert D. Bell, 48%; Judge Keith Rapp, 46%; Judge Deborah Barnes, 45%; and Judge Jerry L. Goodman, 43%. July 2019 June 2019 Determine the seriousness of complaints/issues which could range from late bar fees to more serious issues requiring disciplinary action. November 2017 The Council was created by the State Chamber of Commerce (which Morgan heads) along with the Greater Oklahoma City and Tulsa Metro Chambers of Commerce. 0; NO 0%. George Nigh, D-McAlester, in 1984. Rapp was appointed by former Gov. July 2018 The McCarville Report attempted to reach them for comment when the evaluation was released last week. As we mentioned above, Steven Taylor is retiring and we call upon the appointed committees to find a set of candidates worthy to sit in his seat. July 2017 Some lawyers publish comparative information regarding the services that they provide which may be subject to specific The highest rating went to Judge Kenneth L. Buettner whose score was 91%. June 2020 David Van Risseghem reports the events and adds some perspective. May 2019 All rights reserved. May 2016 August 2020 The Oklahoma Chamber and other large corporate interests have greatly stepped up their interest in this court. January 2017 Update Now. A candidate's openness to study the issues & courage to think for themselves. Judge Or Judge Not? When viewing a listing, consider the state advertising restrictions to which lawyers and … comparative communications restrictions. December 2016 April 2016 And they didn’t take part in many of the 231 cases. - David Van Risseghem. W. Keith Rapp - Tulsa, OK. Division 2 and 4 440 S. Houston, Suite 601 Tulsa, OK 74127.