Gov. Kevin Stitt gets three finalists for Oklahoma Supreme Court vacancy

Three female judges made the final cut Thursday for the Oklahoma Supreme Court vacancy, as the state Judicial Nominating Commission set up Gov. Kevin Stitt to pick his third justice for the nine-person court.

The finalists announced by the commission are: Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Dana Kuehn; Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals Judge Stacie Hixon; and Tulsa County District Judge Rebecca B. Nightingale.

Stitt has 60 days to pick one to replace former Justice Tom Colbert, who retired in February. Stitt, who has been in office less than three years, has already selected two justices: M. John Kane IV and Dustin Rowe.


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