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 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 Office’s open records, meeting seminars start Sept. 28

An official from the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office will answer questions about the state’s Open Records and Meeting laws during a series of workshops this fall and winter. The workshops are free 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 →

OKC school district, NOC reconsider banning public from taking notes when reading docs

Oklahoma City Public School District and Northern Oklahoma College officials are reviewing their procedures/policies with an eye toward removing bans on the public using “writing instruments while viewing” records. Rather than take Continue Reading →