The legal battle over the language that would allow Oklahoma voters to decide on a way to pay for tornado shelters in public schools was in court today, but it’s not known when there might be a ruling in the case.
Attorney David Slane, representing the group Take Shelter Oklahoma, told an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee that Attorney General Scott Pruitt missed his deadline to change the title of the group’s initiative petition.
Listen to KGOU's in-depth report on the petition drive for Take Shelter Oklahoma.
Supporters of a planned state question for a $500 million state bond issue to help pay for school storm shelters say they are about 40,000 signatures short of what they need to place the question on the ballot.
Take Shelter Oklahoma steering committee member Mark Nestlen said Monday the group has collected about 120,000 signatures. To place the question on the ballot, the group needs signatures from more than 155,000 registered voters.
Opponents of Oklahoma's new workers' compensation law are asking the state Supreme Court to find it unconstitutional.
Supreme Court justices heard oral arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit that alleges the law violates the state Constitution and should be struck down.
Two state lawmakers and a firefighter's organization filed the lawsuit in September. The lawsuit says provisions of the new law would deny treatment and compensation to injured workers under certain circumstances.
The Journal-Record's M. Scott Carter reports on a plan by the State Chamber that might change the way Oklahoma selects its judges. The Chamber and some legislative leaders have been critical of the Oklahoma Supreme Court's ruling that a law changing the way lawsuits are filed and litigated in the state is unconstitutional.
A series of recommendations designed to make major changes in Oklahoma's judicial and tort systems will be reviewed by board members of the State Chamber of Oklahoma in December. The recommendations could then become part of the organization's 2014 legislative agenda, documents obtained by The Journal Record show.
An attorney for two state lawmakers and a firefighter's organization says Oklahoma's new workers' compensation law is unconstitutional and should be struck down.
Attorney John McMurry told a state Supreme Court referee Thursday that the law unconstitutionally delegates legislative powers and amounts to unconstitutional logrolling, or combining multiple subjects into one bill.
Oklahoma Solicitor General Patrick Wyrick and attorneys for business groups defended the law and say it should be given a chance to work.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court says a 2011 state law restricting abortions effectively bans all drug-induced abortions, despite arguments that the state only wished to prohibit off-label uses of the drugs.
The Oklahoma court Tuesday answered questions posed by the U.S. Supreme Court, which asked the state court in June to clarify two issues before they consider an appeal from Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.
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Former University of Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer speaking during a press conference announcing an interim study to investigate some of the practices and procedures used by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association in responding to complaints and handling student appeals.
The Oklahoma Supreme Court says an association that governs high school sports in Oklahoma acted in an "arbitrary and capricious manner" in interpreting and enforcing its rules.
In a 7-2 decision Tuesday, the state's highest court sided with a former high school athlete and ruled that the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association imposed penalties and sanctions for which there was no authorization in its rules.