Judicial Nominating Committee Announces Nominees for the Court of Criminal Appeals
January 21, 2022
The Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) announces the three nominees for the position of Court of Criminal Appeals, District 1. After concluding the review process and conducting in person interviews, the JNC submitted to the Governor the following nominees for this position:
- William J. Musseman, Jr., Broken Arrow
- Joy L. Thorp, Broken Arrow
- Russell C. Vaclaw, Bartlesville
Under Article 7B Section 4 of the Oklahoma Constitution, the Governor has sixty days to appoint an individual to this position. If he does not do so, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall make the appointment.