OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s new Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed a bill to change the districts for the state’s Supreme Court and indicated he intends to push for more changes to the state’s judiciary.
Stitt held a signing ceremony on Thursday for the measure that abolishes the current nine judicial districts represented on the court. Instead, the new boundaries will include the state’s five congressional districts and four at-large districts.
The change will not affect any of the current justices currently on the court.
The court has come under fire from some conservative critics for its decision earlier this week to strike down a state law that caps monetary damages for pain and suffering. It’s one of several GOP-backed civil justice measures invalidated by the high court.