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 →

Activists’ lawsuit alleges Norman officials violate Open Records Act

Norman city officials violated the Open Records Act by charging to search for records requested in the public interest and by failing to provide “prompt, reasonable access” to documents, two activists allege Continue Reading →

Stillwater Medical Center employee salaries are public information, judge rules

Like other government workers, Stillwater Medical Center employees do not have an expectation of privacy that shields their salaries or compensation from public disclosure, a Payne County district judge has ruled. “The Continue Reading →

House committee passes bill to gut Oklahoma Open Records Act

Fees for public records would be significantly expanded and 10 exemptions would be added to the Oklahoma Open Records Act under a bill approved Thursday by the House Public Safety Committee. Government 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 →

Okla. Supreme Court rules Gov. Fallin has qualified right under state Constitution to keep some records from public

Gov. Mary Fallin may keep secret the advice that “senior executive branch officials” give her to shape government policies and decisions, the state Supreme Court ruled today. The court said a deliberative process Continue Reading →

OSU SGA Senate mandates FOI training for SGA members, but Open Meeting Act compliance still a problem

All new OSU SGA senators, executive branch officials, and Supreme Court justices must undergo training in Oklahoma’s open government laws or be removed from office, under legislation passed by the Student Government Association Continue Reading →