Quote of the Day 9/2/2014

“What is discussed in that letter is unconstitutional. It’s pre-judging cases and you just can’t do that. … Our next step is to go to the Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals … and ask them to address that letter. If we have a judge who has pre-determined what a fine should be in a case, then my agency doesn’t want that judge on the case.”

-Joe Robertson, executive director of the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System, speaking about a Muskogee County judge who ordered a minimum $1,000 fine in all felony cases to help fund the courts’ budget (Source: http://bit.ly/1CmjCld)


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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