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Judge rules Okla. governor may claim deliberative process privilege but must provide log of exempted documents

An Oklahoma County trial judge ruled Tuesday that Gov. Mary Fallin may keep the content of records secret pursuant to a common law deliberative process privilege. However, District Judge Barbara Swinton gave Fallin 20 days to produce a Continue Reading →

Ruling expected today on whether executive, deliberative process privileges allow Oklahoma governor to keep records secret

An Oklahoma County trial judge said Thursday she expects to rule “by the end of the week” on whether executive and deliberative process privileges permit Gov. Mary Fallin to keep records secret Continue Reading →

Mustang School Board members met secretly to discuss Bible course

Hours before the Mustang School Board publicly voted to approve a Bible-based curriculum, three members met secretly at the Hobby Lobby headquarters in small groups in an attempt to circumvent the Open Meeting Continue Reading →

Fallin signs local campaign finance, personal income source disclosure bill

Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law this week a bill requiring most local candidates to tell the public who finances their campaigns. Senate Bill 1745 also requires local candidates and elected officials to Continue Reading →

Gov. Fallin signs major pro-transparency bills

Gov. Mary Fallin signed into law this week two major legislative victories for government transparency and the public’s right to know under the state’s Open Records and Open Meeting statutes. Senate Bill Continue Reading →

Federal judge says ‘plausible’ that university parking tickets are not education records under FERPA

A federal judge in Oklahoma City refused Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit seeking access to parking tickets issued by the University of Oklahoma. Chief Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange said that at this point in Continue Reading →