OKLAHOMA CITY (Sep. 12)
The State Supreme Court refused yesterday to intervene on behalf of Jews who petitioned for absentee ballots because next week’s run-off primary elections fall on Rosh Hashana. The court voted 6-3 not to accept jurisdiction in a class action suit filed by Richard J. Evans and Ruth Cohen, members of Emanuel Synagogue here. Their complaint contended that their constitutional rights to vote and freedom of religion would be denied unless the court acted. Arnold Fagin, attorney for the complainants, said he might take the matter to federal court. There are about 6000 Jews in Oklahoma and about half of them are eligible to vote, Fagin said.