Okla. Supreme Court Strikes Down Tax Cut Law

Law360, New York (December 18, 2013, 1:37 PM EST) -- The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a law that lowered state income taxes and authorized repairs on the state capitol building, saying the law violated the state constitution.

In a unanimous opinion, Justice James R. Winchester found that because the law encompassed two subjects — tax rates and capitol repairs — it violated the single subject rule, a constitutional principle that requires laws to involve only one topic.

“The goal [of the single subject rule] is to prevent ‘log rolling,’ which occurs when unpopular legislation...
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