of Criminal Appeals
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enlarge |Artist: Mike
Sponsor: Court of Criminal
Dedication: March 8, 1999
Size: 43" x 58"
Type: Oil on Canvas
Location: Court of Criminal
Appeals, 2nd floor
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal
Appeals is the highest court in the State of Oklahoma with
appellate jurisdiction in criminal cases. The Court derives
its origin and jurisdiction from the state constitution,
which was formulated by the constitutional convention and
submitted to and adopted by the people of Oklahoma at the
first election, held on September 17, 1907.
In accordance with the constitutional
provision, the First Legislature passed a law entitled "An
act creating a Criminal Court of Appeals, and defining
the jurisdiction of said court." On May 18, 1908,
this law received the approval of the Governor and on September
12, 1908, Governor Charles Haskell appointed Henry M. Furman
of Ada, H.G. Baker of Muskogee, and Thomas H. Doyle of
Perry as the three judges of the court.
are copyright of The Oklahoma State Senate Historical Preservation
Fund, Inc. and the artist. Please contact Sandra Shelton
at 521-5663 or firstname.lastname@example.org for
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