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 →

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 →

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 Washington County DA’s appeal in hospital surveillance video case

Washington County District Attorney Kevin Buchanan has no standing to challenge a trial judge’s decision to release a 2011 video showing a confrontation in a local hospital emergency room between four Bartlesville police Continue Reading →