Judicial Reform

Defunding police conflicts with prison reform

Efforts by progressives to defund police are likely to backfire because those same groups also seek to reform the criminal justice system—particularly as it relates to reducing prison populations.

Ryan Haynie
June 24, 2021
Education, Judicial Reform

Senate committee endorses open transfer

Members of the Senate have joined House lawmakers in advancing legislation that could potentially increase open transfer of students among Oklahoma public schools.

Ray Carter
February 23, 2021
Budget & Tax, Education, Judicial Reform

‘3F’ scholarship bill narrowly advances

Members of a state House committee approved legislation allowing students at Oklahoma’s worst public schools to receive state scholarship funding to attend private schools

Ray Carter
February 23, 2021
Education, Judicial Reform

Lawmakers bar anti-religion discrimination in state program

Lawmakers have voted to prevent state discrimination against private Christian schools that adhere to orthodox Christian teachings as part of their mission.

Ray Carter
February 23, 2021
Criminal Justice, Judicial Reform

Four ways to improve drug courts in Oklahoma

Many Oklahoma prosecutors say they lack the tools to get people the help they need.

Ryan Haynie
February 17, 2021
Education, Judicial Reform

Effort to ease public-school transfers advances

Legislation to ease the state’s open-transfer process for students wanting to attend another public-school district has gained committee approval.

Ray Carter
February 16, 2021
Judicial Reform

Judicial selection may soon occur in public

The state body that selects all major judicial nominees has long operated in secret but could soon be required to conduct its work in public, thanks to legislation approved by a state Senate committee.

Ray Carter
February 2, 2021