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Trial judge in Mixon case doesn’t want video released under Open Records Act

First it was a Norman assistant city attorney asininely defying the Open Records Act by allowing only news media to view surveillance video of a University of Oklahoma football player knocking out Continue Reading →

Reuters asks state Supreme Court to unseal records in billionaire oil baron’s divorce case

International news agency Reuters asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday to order a trial judge to “immediately unseal the trial transcripts and all judicial records” in Harold Hamm’s divorce trial. Hamm, Continue Reading →

Reuters seeks to open Oklahoma billionaire oilman’s closed divorce trial, sealed court records

Global news agency Reuters filed motions Wednesday seeking to open the Oklahoma County courtroom in which oil baron Harold Hamm’s divorce trial has been conducted nearly in secret for almost 10 weeks. Continue Reading →

AG’s Office: Meeting minutes must include member votes

Enid city commissioners have made at least 35 appointments since June 2013 using a procedure the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office said violates the Open Meeting Act requirement that such votes be “publicly Continue Reading →

Enid City Commission voting by secret ballots that violate Open Meeting Act

Enid city commissioners are considering using a secret ballot to appoint an interim commissioner — a procedure the board has used before to “whittle down multiple applicants for other city boards and Continue Reading →

FOI Oklahoma Inc. approves grant to support lawsuit seeking OU parking tickets

The FOI Oklahoma Inc. board of directors voted Sunday to award a $2,000 grant to help support a student member’s Open Records Act lawsuit against the University of Oklahoma. Joey Stipek filed Continue Reading →

Right to inspect includes right to copies of public records

The city of Norman’s contention that the public has no right to copies of police records is contradicted by an attorney general opinion emphasizing that the right to inspect under the Oklahoma Continue Reading →