Oklahomans for Modern Alcoholic Beverage Controls v. Shelton

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Oklahomans for Modern Alcoholic Beverage Controls v Shelton was decided by the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 1972. The Oklahoma Secretary of State had declared that the supporters of Oklahoma Question 480, a citizen initiative that would have liberalized the conditions under which alcohol could be sold and consumed, did not have sufficient signatures.

104,818 valid signatures were required, and the proponents turned in 144,624 signatures. After reviewing extensive challenges to the validity of various signatures, the court determined that 107,478 valid signatures remained, and ordered that the measure appear on the ballot. It did, and it failed.

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