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John Reif

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John Reif
Court Information:
Oklahoma Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $138,000
Appointed by:   Gov. Brad Henry
Active:   2008-1/10/2021
Preceded by:   Robert Lavender
Past post:   Judge, Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals
Past chief:   1994, 2002
Past term:   1984-2007
Past post 2:   Special district judge, Oklahoma District 14
Past term 2:   1981-1984
Personal History
Born:   06/19/1951
Undergraduate:   University of Tulsa, 1973
Law School:   University of Tulsa, 1977
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Supreme Court
Position:  Retention
State:  Oklahoma
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  59.0%ApprovedA

John F. Reif is a justice on the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Democratic Governor Brad Henry appointed him to the court on October 22, 2007. Reif was sworn into office on January 23, 2008, and retained by voters the following November.[1] He was retained again in 2014 for a term that expires on January 10, 2021.[2]



See also: Oklahoma judicial elections, 2014
Reif was retained to the Oklahoma Supreme Court with 59.0 percent of the vote on November 4, 2014.[2]


Reid was retained to the supreme court with 63.2% of the vote.[3]


Reif received his B.S. degree from the University of Tulsa in 1973 and his J.D. from the same school in 1977.[4]


Awards and associations


  • 1995: President's Distinguished Service Award, Oral Roberts University


Political ideology

See also: Political ideology of State Supreme Court Justices

In October 2012, political science professors Adam Bonica and Michael Woodruff of Stanford University attempted to determine the partisan ideology of state supreme court justices in their paper, State Supreme Court Ideology and 'New Style' Judicial Campaigns. A score above 0 indicated a more conservative leaning ideology while scores below 0 are more liberal. Reif received a Campaign finance score (CFscore) of 0.26, indicating a conservative ideological leaning. This is less conservative than the average CF score of 0.33 that justices received in Oklahoma. The study is based on data from campaign contributions by judges themselves, the partisan leaning of contributors to the judges or, in the absence of elections, the ideology of the appointing body (governor or legislature). This study is not a definitive label of a justice, but an academic gauge of various factors.[5]

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