Criminal Justice

O’Connor demands action on terrorists attacking pro-lifers

Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor has joined 18 of his state counterparts to urge federal law enforcement officials to take action against the rising tide of domestic-terrorist attacks on pro-life organizations and also vowed to devote state resources to those prosecution efforts.

Ray Carter
June 22, 2022
Criminal Justice, Law & Principles

Oklahoma Democrats call for gun control

Following a Tulsa shooting that took the lives of four individuals (not counting the shooter), members of the state House Democratic caucus are calling for new gun-control measures to be passed as part of a pending special legislative session.

Ray Carter
June 2, 2022
Criminal Justice

Vetoed bill might have facilitated gun seizures

When Gov. Kevin Stitt recently vetoed House Bill 3501, proponents of the bill claimed it would have simply allowed state police to address individuals convicted by tribal courts of drunk driving and similar offenses.

Ray Carter
May 13, 2022
Criminal Justice, Law & Principles

McGirt repercussions lead to Stitt veto

Saying he will not support legislation that weakens Oklahoma’s state sovereignty, Gov. Kevin Stitt has vetoed a bill that would have required state law enforcement officials to enforce rulings handed down by tribal courts.

Ray Carter
May 12, 2022
Criminal Justice, Law & Principles

Expungement reform signed into law

Legislation that simplifies the process of expunging the criminal record of certain individuals has been signed into law.

Ray Carter
May 5, 2022
Criminal Justice, Law & Principles

Oklahoma law enforcement issue goes before U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Oklahoma’s bid to assert jurisdiction over non-Indian criminals who prey upon Indians living on lands declared part of reservations by a prior U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Ray Carter
April 28, 2022
Criminal Justice

Sentencing reform clears Oklahoma Senate

Legislation updating Oklahoma’s sentencing code has won easy passage in the Oklahoma Senate.

Ray Carter
March 24, 2022
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