19, Dec 2014 - Oklahoma, OK Federal judge considering challenge from Oklahoma death row inmates over lethal injection
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma prison system chief who halted an execution in the spring after problems with the lethal injection drugs is expected to testify in a federal challenge to the state's death penalty.
18, Dec 2014 - Nebraska and Oklahoma file lawsuit challenging Colorado's decision to legalize marijuana
LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana unconstitutional, saying the drug is being brought from Colorado into neighbouring states.
12, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma City, OK Same-Sex Marriages Legal, Underway In Oklahoma
On Monday, the US Supreme Court turned down Oklahoma's appeal which reinstates a lower court ruling that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Oklahoma is one of five states that had appealed its case up to the Supreme Court.
12, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma unveils new execution protocols
Oklahoma prison officials are unveiling new execution protocols to replace those used when an inmate took 43 minutes to die last spring.
12, Oct 2014 - AG announces new Anti-Money Laundering Division
Attorney General Scott Pruitt has announced the creation of an Anti-Money Laundering Division to provide Oklahoma with the first statewide focus on combating such criminal activities.
12, Oct 2014 - Gov. Mary Fallin slams Supreme Court gay marriage decision
Gabrielle Levy OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Gov. Mary Fallin slammed Monday's decision by the Supreme Court not to hear an appeal to a court decision overturning her state's ban on same-sex marriage.
12, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma asks court to dismiss lawsuit brought in wake of botched execution
Plaintiffs in lawsuit, including ACLU and The Guardian, claim bearing witness to executions is first amendment right Oklahoma has asked a federal court to dismiss a first amendment lawsuit filed after the botched execution of Clayton Lockett on the grounds that having members of the public witness an execution does not play any particularly positive role. Oklahoma assistant attorney general M ...
12, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma, OK Oklahoma unveils new execution procedures
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prison officials unveiled new execution procedures Tuesday to replace those used in April when an inmate writhed and moaned before being declared dead 43 minutes after his lethal injection began — a situation that renewed debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
12, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court declines to review same-sex marriage cases
The Supreme Court today decided to let stand rulings that allow same-sex marriage in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana and Wisconsin, a surprising move that may clear the way for the expansion of such unions throughout the nation.
12, Oct 2014 - US Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can proceed in five states with prior bans
Big news for gay marriage this morning out of Washington . The US Supreme Court denied review of the attempts by petitioners in several states to reverse lower-court decisions that struck down bans on same-sex marriage in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. All of those states, much like Arkansas, had previously banned gay marriage before lower courts struck down their prohibitions ...
12, Oct 2014 - High court move hurts Arizona gay marriage ban
PHOENIX (AP) -- The refusal by the U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeals from five states that want to block gay marriage will likely make it tougher for Arizona's gay marriage ban to survive court challenges, legal experts said Monday. The court said it would not consider appeals from Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah and Virginia. The decision implies that the four conservative justices who ...
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 ...
12, Oct 2014 - Oklahoma: Plaintiffs Wed, But Doesn't Look Like Happy Ending to Governor
The couple at the center of the Oklahoma marriage case expressed joy over the Supreme Court's decision but also were "a little bit annoyed" that the court didn't get directly involved. read more
12, Oct 2014 - Enid, OK Oklahoma City officer accused of sexual assault sanctioned to jail for 14 days
An Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexual misconduct with at least 10 women will spend the next 14 days in jail.
12, Oct 2014 - Rogers, OK Oklahoma inmate admits threatening president
A Rogers County jail inmate has been sentenced to six months in prison for threatening the life of the president of the United States.