Supreme Court rejects request to reopen rate case, 1986, AT&T

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court has rejected a request by Corporation Commissioner Bob Anthony to reopen a 1986
regulatory case involving AT&T.
The court's decision was praised Tuesday by chamber officials
and leaders of organized labor, who had urged Anthony to drop his
efforts.
State Chamber President Richard Rush says Anthony's attempt
sends an anti-business message to companies looking to locate in
Oklahoma.
Anthony asked the Supreme Court to reopen the rate case, arguing
the 2-1 vote was tainted by a bribe paid to former Commissioner Bob
Hopkins. Both Hopkins and an attorney for the phone company were
sentenced to prison.
The court ruled Monday that Anthony has failed to advance any
new argument that would produce a different result.


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