Oklahomans would not be allowed to file complaints against political candidates during election seasons under one option of a rule proposal put forward Friday by Ethic Commissioner Jo Pettigrew, McLoud.Read More »
Thursday’s decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act under the federal taxing power does not end legal challenges to the ACA, according to information from the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office.Read More »
Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced Friday that Daniel Weitman, an assistant attorney general in the Litigation Unit of the Attorney General’s Office, will serve as director of the new Office of Civil Rights Enforcement, to which the functions of the ...Read More »
By 5-4, the Oklahoma Supreme Court Thursday held that a ballot proposal to allow grocery stores in larger counties to sell wine is constitutional.
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Roberts reasoning in U.S. Supreme Court decision on health care law not surprising, says OU law prof
Some observers of the U.S. Supreme Court were surprised to see the chief justice siding with the four court liberals in upholding the federal health care law Thursday, but University of Oklahoma law Professor Joseph Thai is not one of ...
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UPDATED (additional comments) U.S. Supreme Court upholds federal health care law; OKs individual mandate as a tax
In a majority opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, a 5-4 U.S. Supreme Court held Wednesday that the Obama administration’s Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act is constitutional.
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Those who followed Tuesday night’s primary election returns couldn’t help but notice that for about two hours after the polls closed, updates on the State Election Board Web site slammed to a halt.Read More »
In the key upset of Tuesday’s primary balloting, five-term 1st District U.S. Rep. John Sullivan lost his bid for re-nomination to Jim Bridenstine, 37, a pilot with the U.S. Naval Reserve from Tulsa.Read More »