Oklahoma high court to hear school shelter case

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Supreme Court will hear arguments from attorneys involved in a lawsuit over an initiative petition that would ask voters to decide a $500 million bond issue to pay for storm shelters in public schools.

The state's highest court is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the case on Tuesday.

The lawsuit was filed in October by Take Shelter Oklahoma and Kristi Conatzer, the mother of one of seven children who were killed when a massive tornado struck a school in Moore in May.

The lawsuit challenges Attorney General Scott Pruitt's rewrite of the measure's ballot title. It also seeks more time to gather the 155,000 signatures needed to place the question on the ballot in 2014.

A Supreme Court referee heard oral presentations in the case in December.

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