Oklahoma

Constitutional Law

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill that made it a felony to perform abortions

Legal Ethics

Lawyer admits taking $100K in his law firm’s funds, gives up law license

Criminal Justice

Oral sex with intoxicated, unconscious person isn’t a crime, state high court rules

White-Collar Crime

Former lottery security chief and his brother, an ex-judge, charged with rigging payouts

Bar Exam

Faced with declining bar pass rates, Oklahoma changes the exam grading

Media & Communications Law

Federal appeals court partially blocks FCC rules cutting cost of prison phone calls

Criminal Justice

Oklahoma sheriff’s office had ‘system-wide failure of leadership and supervision,’ report says

Business of Law

Spencer Fane opens Oklahoma City office with 9 attorneys from Lester firm

Court Security

DA unbuttons suit jacket, then brings down suspect fleeing courthouse

Criminal Justice

Prosecutor ‘took care of business’ when she shot intruder, sheriff says

Sentencing/Post-Conviction

Feds want to destroy Oklahoma City bomber’s gun collection; he asks judge to OK sale

First Amendment

ACLU sues Oklahoma county seeking removal of Ten Commandments monument

Death Penalty

Oklahoma used wrong drug in January execution, autopsy report suggests

Constitutional Law

Oklahoma governor stops execution of Richard Glossip after SCOTUS denies last-minute appeal

Death Penalty

Oklahoma appeals court stays execution of Richard Glossip

Constitutional Law

Top state court nixes 10 Commandments monument at capitol

Criminal Justice

Lawyer fatally shoots a client; no charges expected

Legal ethics

Thieving accountant, wrong number proved costly for lawyer; court lifts suspension

Legal Marketing

Lawyer’s skull and crossbones logo gets her evicted

Family Law

Oil baron’s ex can’t appeal divorce award because she cashed his $1B check, top state court says