18, Dec 2014 - Former OKC Bomber's Attorney Temporarily Taking Over Public Defender's Office
Tulsa attorney who once represented the Oklahoma City bomber has agreed to take over the Tulsa County Public Defender's Office until a permanent replacement can be found.
18, Dec 2014 - Inmates: State's lethal injection unconstitutional
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for 21 death row inmates say Oklahoma's bungled execution in April is evidence they likely will experience pain and suffering from the state's lethal injection protocol.
18, Dec 2014 - Attorneys for Oklahoma death row inmates want federal judge to halt lethal injections
OKLAHOMA CITY — Lawyers for 21 death row inmates say Oklahoma's bungled execution in April is evidence they likely will experience pain and suffering from the state's lethal injection protocol.
18, Dec 2014 - Law schools prepare students for tribal issues
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ A growing demand for lawyers with backgrounds in Native American legal studies has kept Indian enrollment steady or rising at the state's law schools, officials said.
17, Dec 2014 - Pathologist tells U.S. court that Oklahoma had deeply flawed execution
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma's death chamber was "a disorganized mess" during a troubled execution in April, a pathologist who performed an autopsy on the executed inmate told a federal court that is hearing arguments on whether to halt executions in the state. Lawyers for 21 death row Oklahoma inmates, four of whom are scheduled to be executed next year, have asked the ...
15, Dec 2014 - Attorneys seeking to halt US state's executions
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) " Attorneys for 21 death row inmates in the state of Oklahoma head to federal court this week hoping that behind-the-scenes details of an execution gone awry will prevent a "bloody mess" from ever happening again.Oklahoma...
15, Dec 2014 - Attorneys for Oklahoma death row inmates seek halt to executions, release witness accounts
OKLAHOMA CITY — Attorneys for 21 Oklahoma death row inmates head to federal court this week hoping that behind-the-scenes details of an execution gone awry will prevent a "bloody mess" from ever happening again.
15, Dec 2014 - Attorneys seeking to halt Oklahoma executions
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys for 21 Oklahoma death row inmates head to federal court this week hoping that behind-the-scenes details of an execution gone awry will prevent a "bloody mess" from ever happening again.
12, Oct 2014 - New Oklahoma procedures increase sedative fivefold in executions
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma set up new procedures on executions that include increasing by five times the dosage of a controversial sedative that was among the drugs used in a botched execution in April, which prompted the state to suspend lethal injections. The new procedures, announced late on Tuesday, allow the corrections department director to choose from four lethal ...
11, Oct 2014 - New details on fatal shooting
Clint Wells, AZ; The Forest Service Officer involved shooting that occurred on Friday, September 19, 2014 in the Blue ridge area which resulted in the death of the individual who attacked the officer is ongoing. The deceased man has been identified as sixty-six year old Courtney James VanRiper also spelled Van Ripper with a last known address in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is also believed that ...
11, Oct 2014 - Court ends stay in Okla., Utah gay marriage cases
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has lifted its stay in gay marriage cases in Oklahoma and Utah, clearing the way for same-sex nuptials to begin in both states.
10, Oct 2014 - Marriage license issued to Tulsa same-sex couple
OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Tulsa County Court Clerk's Office has issued a marriage license to a couple who successfully challenged the state's ban on gay marriage.
10, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK DPS report: Woman used breast pump as distraction
An Oklahoma City woman allegedly began using a breast pump to distract a state trooper from searching her vehicle during a Carson County traffic stop that netted 15 pounds of methamphetamine, according to court records filed Thursday.
09, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Fallin blasts court for gay marriage decision
Gov. Mary Fallin is criticizing the federal courts for allowing gay marriage in Oklahoma, saying the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a violation of states' rights.
04, Apr 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Death row inmates ask for stay of executions
Lawyers for two Oklahoma death-row inmates say that despite adverse rulings for condemned killers from Missouri and Texas before the U.S. Supreme Court, they believe their challenge to the state's execution law...
04, Apr 2014 - Oklahoma Catholics seek legal relief from Obamacare mandate
Local Catholic leaders are plaintiffs in a new lawsuit seeking relief from a federal rule forcing employers to provide insurance covering contraception. Archdiocese of Oklahoma City spokeswoman Tina Dzurisin said the Catholic Benefits Association filed suit Wednesday morning in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma. Dzurisin said the association represents nearly 200 ...
04, Apr 2014 - Oklahoma inmates to seek execution stays
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lawyers for two Oklahoma death-row inmates say they believe they will be successful in their challenge to the state's execution law, despite adverse U.S. Supreme Court rulings for condemned men from Missouri and Texas. Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner sued the state of Oklahoma in February over what they called a "veil of secrecy" surrounding execution protocols and the ...
04, Apr 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma officials express support for Hobby Lobby
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma officials expressed support Tuesday for Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. as attorneys argued before the U.S. Supreme Court over the federal health care law's mandate that employers offer emergency contraceptives like the morning-after pill. Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby is challenging the law's mandate that ...
01, Apr 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Oklahoma City attorney charged with three tax offenses
Attorney Doug Friesen has handled high-profile shooting cases.
01, Apr 2014 - Longtime Oklahoma City federal court clerk to retire
Robert D. Dennis began his work as the federal court clerk in 1985.
20, Sep 2013 - Oklahoma City, OK Former Oklahoma City University employee charged with wire fraud
Lisa C. Riggs is charged with one count of wire fraud in federal court. She was the executive assistant to former President Tom McDaniel from May 2004 to July 2010.