OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that a proposal to give "personhood" rights to human embryos is unconstitutional.
The ruling Monday comes as supporters of the measure are trying to gather signatures to put it before Oklahoma voters on the November ballot. Their effort would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to define a fertilized human egg as a person.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has thrown out the results of a race for a House seat in Tulsa that was originally won by three votes.
Monday's decision by the state's highest court means the House District 71 seat in central Tulsa will remain vacant until November.
The justices voted 8-0 to invalidate the results of the election and wrote in a one-page order that "the election is void." Justice John Reif earlier Monday recused himself from the case. A reason was not given, but Reif is from Tulsa where the election was held.