April 22, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of two death row prisoners who have challenged the legality of the state's lethal injection drugs. The stay comes just one day before one of the inmates, Clayton Lockett, was to be executed and one week before Charles Warner was scheduled ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on Monday signed into law a bill banning cities within the state from creating a mandatory minimum wage. The bill also prohibits cities from enacting various mandatory employee benefits, such as sick and vacation time. Supporters of the legislation believe that it ...[read more]
April 15, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the state must recognize the tribal status of the Fort Sill Apache. Consisting of 712 members, the Fort Sill Apache, formerly known as the Chiricahua and Warm Springs Apache, were forced from their homelands in 1886 and relocated to Oklahoma, ...[read more]
March 27, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Oklahoma County District Court ruled Wednesday that the state?s law preventing death row inmates from obtaining information about the drugs used in lethal injections violates the Oklahoma constitution. Judge Patricia Parrish found that the Oklahoma law, which keeps the identities of lethal... ...[read more]
March 20, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Tuesday ruled that two inmate executions scheduled for March 20 and March 27 must be delayed for at least a month so that the state may have additional time to either procure the appropriate execution drugs or to alter the state's execution protocol. The ...[read more]
February 19, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
An Oklahoma compounding pharmacy has agreed on to not provide a drug necessary to execute a Missouri inmate who has filed a suit arguing that the drug could cause severe and inhumane pain, but state officials said they would still proceed with the execution. US District Judge Terence Kern on ...[read more]
February 13, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Judge Terence Kern for the US District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma issued a temporary restraining order on The Apothecary Shoppe in Tulsa to stop the pharmacy from providing an execution drug to the Missouri Department of Corrections for an upcoming lethal injection. The ...[read more]
January 24, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
An Oklahoma state court judge on Thursday ruled the state's emergency contraception law unconstitutional. The law requires women younger than 17 to obtain a prescription and show photo ID in order to receive Plan B One-Step and other generic emergency contraceptive pills. Women 17 and older would ...[read more]
January 17, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Tulsa County Clerk's Office filed a notice of appeal on Thursday with the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to overturn a district court ruling striking down Oklahoma's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The district court judge ruled on Tuesday that Part A of the ...[read more]
January 15, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma ruled Tuesday that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. Article II section 35 of the Oklahoma Constitution enacted in 2004 by State ...[read more]

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