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Attorney General Mike Hunter joins major Oklahoma tribal nations to comment on ‘McGirt’ decision

Staff Report The office of Attorney General Mike Hunter joined with the Muscogee (Creek), Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole Nations to release a joint statement Thursday (July 9) after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against the state in the ‘McGirt v. Oklahoma’ case. The five tribes and Hunter’s office said the governments “have made […]

U.S. Supreme Court Rules for School Choice and Religious Liberty, Cites Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter’s Brief

The City Sentinel Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today (June 30) commended the U.S. Supreme Court for reversing a Montana Supreme Court decision that held Montana’s school-choice scholarship program had to be eliminated because it allowed parents and their children the option of using scholarships at private religious schools. The First […]

US Supreme Court could consider Julius Jones petition, while local judge splits the difference on DNA review

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter HEADLINE & STORY UPDATE: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018:  The U.S. Supreme Court has rescheduled the Julius Jones case again – for the 17th time – the next possible conference date would be Nov. 12, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (Sept. 28, 2018) – On Friday morning (Sept 7) Oklahoma County District […]

Richard Glossip gets 37 more days, as state examines execution process

Staff Report OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin has issued a 37 day stay of Richard Glossip’s execution to address legal questions raised on Wednesday (Sept. 30) about Oklahoma’s execution protocols. The stay will give the Department of Corrections and its attorneys the opportunity to determine whether potassium acetate is compliant with the state’s court-approved […]

State Appeals court turns down Richard Glossip appeal, next stop is U.S. Supreme Court

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – A closely divided Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has voted to deny several issues raised on appeal from attorneys for Richard E. Glossip. Monday (September 28) in a 3-2 ruling, the panel rebuffed post-conviction relief, a motion for evidentiary hearing and a motion for discovery and emergency […]

Oklahomans respond to U.S. Supreme Court ruling on lethal injection protocols

by Patrick B. McGuigan, Editor OKLAHOMA CITY – The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocols are constitutional. Responses from Oklahomans were sharply divided. Governor Mary Fallin commented on the majority opinion in Glossip v. Gross: “The Constitution is clearly not intended to prohibit the death penalty by lethal injection or […]

Joyful Oklahoma gay rights advocates applaud High Court’s controversial marriage decision

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – By a 5-4 vote in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the United State Supreme Court ruled on Friday (June 26) that the rights and privileges of marriage extend to same-sex couples wishing to marry in all 50 states. The outcome triggered words of praise and joyful […]

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