605 P.2d 1338 (Okla.Jud. 1979), 79-2, Lavender v. Woodliff

Docket Nº:CJTD 79-2.
Citation:605 P.2d 1338
Party Name:Robert E. LAVENDER, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of State of Oklahoma, Petitioner, v. Kirk WOODLIFF, District Judge, District No. 24, State of Oklahoma, Respondent.
Case Date:August 29, 1979
Court:Court On The Judiciary of Oklahoma
 
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605 P.2d 1338 (Okla.Jud. 1979)

Robert E. LAVENDER, Chief Justice, Supreme Court of State of

Oklahoma, Petitioner,

v.

Kirk WOODLIFF, District Judge, District No. 24, State of

Oklahoma, Respondent.

No. CJTD 79-2.

Court On The Judiciary of Oklahoma.

August 29, 1979.

DECISION OF THE COURT AND JUDGMENT

At 9:30 a. m. the trial in this case commenced with all nine judges present, the prosecutor, respondent, and his attorneys. A record of the proceedings and evidence was made by reporter Marlene K. Adams, C.S.R. After introduction of evidence the case was submitted to the court for decision and judgment.

The court finds from the evidence:

1. Kirk Woodliff was born September 26, 1912, is now sixty-six (66) years old and will be sixty-seven (67) years of age on September 26, 1979.

2. He was appointed District Judge, District No. 24, Office No. 5, State of Oklahoma, and took office on April 10, 1972, which office he has continuously served to this date a total of seven years, four months and nineteen days with honor and distinction as a judicial officer.

3. Judge Woodliff developed health problems in 1974 which required surgery. In late summer of 1978 his problems have worsened.

4. The court finds it has been established by clear and convincing evidence that Judge Woodliff is physically disabled, which will prevent the proper performance of his duties as District Judge.

5. The court also finds that Judge Woodliff should be compulsorily retired at this time by reason of his permanent physical disability preventing the proper performance of his official duty.

IT IS THE JUDGMENT AND DECREE OF THE COURT that Kirk Woodliff...

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