Former University of Oklahoma general counsel sues OU Foundation for records 

The University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. should be considered a public body for the purposes of the Open Records Act in part because it performs “a government function in managing and holding University Continue Reading →

Judge denies AG’s latest motion to dismiss national watchdog’s two public records lawsuits

Two public records requests don’t demonstrate that a national watchdog group was doing business in Oklahoma, an Oklahoma County judge told attorneys in a hearing Friday morning. In doing so, Judge Patricia Continue Reading →

AG Hunter: National watchdog has no business suing him for public records

A Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit isn’t entitled to sue Attorney General Mike Hunter for records related to the Tar Creek Superfund site because it isn’t registered to do business in Oklahoma, the AG’s Continue Reading →

Calif. law professor seeks judge’s sealed order sealing libel lawsuit in Garfield County

UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh wants to know why a Garfield County judge sealed a libel lawsuit the day it was filed in 2017 by the meat-packing industry’s largest contract cleaner. Volokh shouldn’t Continue Reading →

Open Records Act amendment intended to end first-come, first-served response to requests

Gov. Mary Fallin’s policy of responding to records requests on a first-come, first-served basis should end under a recent amendment to the state Open Records Act. Any delay in providing access to Continue Reading →

Former Chickasha city manager alleges open records, meeting violations

Chickasha’s former city manager has accused city officials of open government violations centered around his firing in early October. In a lawsuit filed Oct. 24, Alan Guard said officials violated the state Open Continue Reading →

Stillwater police official blames Open Records Act for department’s lack of body cameras on officers

The Stillwater Police Department doesn’t use body cameras because video of officers responding to domestic violence calls must be released under the state Open Records Act, the department’s spokesman told a Citizen’s Continue Reading →