Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Joseph Watt informed Governor Mary Fallin on Monday that he will retire at the end of this year. He is from Altus and represents the 9th Supreme Court Judicial District. "As the new year dawns, I look forward to beginning the next chapter in my life spending more quality time with my grandchildren, traveling with my wife and taking active retired status beginning January 1," he said.
The Judicial Nominating Commission will accept applications for nominees to the court. The commission then will review applications and submit three names to Governor Fallin.