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 →

Social Security numbers exempted under change to Oklahoma Open Records Act

Oklahoma governments may redact Social Security numbers from all documents under an Open Records Act amendment that takes effect Nov. 1. “All Social Security numbers included in a record may be confidential Continue Reading →

Court of Civil Appeals rejects coach’s plea to seal court record of DUI

A coach’s concern about the consequences if her players and students discovered her “conviction for driving under the influence and revocation of her driver’s license” was not a compelling reason to seal Continue Reading →

Judge prohibits release of police photos of woman allegedly assaulted by OSU football player

A Payne County judge ordered Stillwater city officials on Monday not to release photos showing injuries to a pregnant woman who police say was choked and punched last week by her boyfriend, Oklahoma Continue Reading →

AG Opinion: Audio recordings of district court proceedings are public records when in possession of court clerks

For some two years, Gates Sellers contended that audio recordings of his mother’s probate hearings in McIntosh County were public records he was entitled to listen to and make copies of if Continue Reading →