Attorney General Scott Pruitt Asked To Recuse Himself

Nov 6, 2013

Supporters of a $500 million bond issue to help Oklahoma school districts pay for safe-room shelters in schools say state Attorney General Scott Pruitt is biased against the proposal and are asking the Supreme Court to remove him from the case.

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Attorneys for Take Shelter Oklahoma and Kristi Conatzer, the mother of one of seven children killed by a tornado in May, asked for Pruitt's recusal in a court filing on Wednesday.

They claim Pruitt, a Republican, intentionally rewrote the ballot title so that the proposal would fail because he opposes the use of funds from the state's franchise tax to pay for the plan.

Pruitt's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but he has said previously the title was rewritten to comply with state law.