Quote of the Day 9/12/2013

Anything that challenges the fundamental right to access the court is going to be challenged and should be challenged. You shouldn’t have to go out and hire an expert before you ever even access the courts. That’s a fundamental right.

-Tulsa attorney Glenn Beustring, on a law requiring plaintiffs to obtain a “certificate of merit” from an expert before their case can be heard in court. The Oklahoma Supreme Court has twice thrown this law out as unconstitutional, but lawmakers approved it again during the recently ended special session (Source: http://bit.ly/17S2SmG).


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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