Education, Law & Principles

AG: Religious charter schools are legal in Oklahoma

In an official legal opinion, Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor says a state law that prohibits religious entities from operating a public charter school likely violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and “therefore should not be enforced,” based on rulings from both the U.S. Supreme Court and the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Ray Carter
December 1, 2022
Law & Principles

Why did Paycom CEO endorse COVID shutdowns?

The response to COVID—including the adoption of shutdown policies similar to those advocated by Richison—had one other effect: It ultimately benefited Paycom’s status in the marketplace.

Ray Carter
December 1, 2022
Law & Principles

Activists say Muscogee (Creek) Nation should honor treaty

Descendants of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation’s former slaves say it is time the tribe finally honors the commitment it made in 1866 to give them citizenship.

Ray Carter
December 1, 2022
Law & Principles

Nonprofit creates fake quote to attack anti-CRT law

A nonprofit organization is offering to pay for the legal defense of teachers accused of violating a law that bans teaching children that “one race or sex is inherently superior to another race or sex.”

Ray Carter
November 29, 2022
Law & Principles

Lawmaker calls for ethics investigation of Hofmeister

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister may exit office the same way she entered it: under scrutiny for alleged violations of Oklahoma campaign laws.

Ray Carter
November 22, 2022
Law & Principles

Stitt defends small tribes’ gaming compacts

In a recent federal court filing, Gov. Kevin Stitt’s administration argues that gaming compacts negotiated with four smaller Oklahoma tribes in 2020 remain legally valid under the federal Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA) even though the Oklahoma Supreme Court later ruled the compacts were not allowed under state law.

Ray Carter
November 18, 2022
Law & Principles

Paycom loses in attempt to chill free-association rights

Paycom has lost its most recent assault on the First Amendment in its ongoing dispute with the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs.

Ray Carter
November 17, 2022
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