State troopers ask to join OPEA lawsuit; Judge recuses herself

Oklahoma Troopers Association wants to join with a state employees association in asking a judge to stop the state government from releasing basic personnel information on state workers.

The Troopers Association today
filed a motion to intervene as a plaintiff in the Oklahoma Public Employees Association's request for the injunction.

CJ-2010-2623, Oklahoma Public Employees Association v. Oklahoma Office of Personnel Management

Noma D. Gurich recused herself from the case today. She is married to John E. Miley, deputy general counsel for the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission.

The case has been transferred to Oklahoma County Judge
Bryan Dixon.

The hearing has been reset for April 9.

The Oklahoman filed a motion Thursday to intervene as a defendant.

Joey Senat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
OSU School of Journalism
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