James R. Winchester

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This page is about the Oklahoma Supreme Court justice. If you are looking for information on the former federal judge for the District of Maryland, please see James Winchester.

James R. Winchester
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Court Information:
Oklahoma Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $138,000
Service:
Appointed by:   Gov. Frank Keating
Active:   2000-2016
Past post:   United States Administrative Law Judge
Past term:   1997-2000
Past post 2:   Judge, Oklahoma District 6
Past term 2:   1983-1997
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Oklahoma
Law School:   Oklahoma City University, 1977

James R. Winchester is a justice of the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Governor Frank Keating, a Republican, appointed Winchester to this court on January 4, 2000, and his term on the court expires in 2016.[1][2]

Education

Winchester received his B.A. from the University of Oklahoma and his J.D. from Oklahoma City University in 1977.[3][4]

Career

Awards and associations

Awards

  • 1986: Outstanding State Trial Court Judge, Oklahoma Trial Lawyers Association[1]

Associations

  • 1992-1996: Executive board member, Oklahoma Judicial Conference
  • 1995: President, Oklahoma Judicial Conference[1]

Elections

2010

Winchester was retained to the supreme court with 65.02% of the vote.[5]

2002

Winchester was retained to the supreme court by voters on November 5, 2002 and November 2, 2004.[6][1]

Notable cases

Online access to court records

As of June 10, 2008, the Oklahoma Supreme Court removed court records from the internet. Previously able to access these records online, the public no longer has the ability to access certain information from legal documents. Winchester, who was chief justice at the time, supported and joined in the ruling limiting access. He contended that the reason for removing the records was to protect individuals from identity theft.[7]

See also

External links

References

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