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Oklahoma County sheriff’s refusal to release jail-death records garners Black Hole recognition

Voters reject judge who received Black Hole award

An appointed Oklahoma County judge who had closed a billionaire’s divorce trial to the public in 214 lost last week in his first time on a ballot. Howard R. Haralson’s decisions in child-custody Continue Reading →

Former newspaper publisher running for state House pledges support for open government

A former newspaper publisher with a history of fighting for the public’s right to know has promised “to support legislation to strengthen” the state’s open government laws if elected to the House Continue Reading →

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 →

Democratic candidate for Senate District 40 pledges support for open government

The former executive director of the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition has promised “to support legislation to strengthen” the state’s open government laws if elected to the Senate District 40 seat. In signing FOI Oklahoma’s 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 →