State justices breathe new life into lawsuit over numerical requirement for association payroll deductions (access required)

If a federal court finds it unconstitutional, language requiring employee associations to have at least 2,000 members to qualify for payroll deduction of dues may be severed from the remainder a statute outlining what types of items may be deducted ...

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Republicans, Democrats vie for Oklahoma 3rd Congressional District (access required)

 By Tim Talley Associated Press As Oklahoma’s senior member of the U.S. House, Republican Rep. Frank Lucas touts his influence as chairman of the House Agricultural Committee as a prime reason for re-electing him to an 11th term in Oklahoma’s ...

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Chamber group’s judicial rating effort aimed at stacking court, says Gungoll (access required)

“I think it’s very dangerous. I think if either party or either side of the aisle or either ideology attempts to stack the court, we all lose. I think that’s what these efforts are directed toward.” That’s Oklahoma City attorney ...

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Pruitt announces settlement agreement with tribe on Tahlequah casino (access required)

Ending a case he said sat dormant for more than five years awaiting federal action, Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced Friday a settlement agreement with the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians regarding the tribe’s Tahlequah casino.

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First judicial ratings from new coalition may come in late summer, says Morgan; studies will be latest by Judicial Evaluation Institute, Economic Judicial Report (access required)

The first fruits of a new group’s effort to rate judges on how they rule in civil liability cases—which has drawn criticism from some lawmakers and attorneys–could be ready for release by late summer, says the Oklahoma Civil Justice Council’s ...

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Education agency to delete information from records posted online of students who appeal ACE test results (access required)

After a wave of criticism, including concern expressed by lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle, State Department of Education officials say they will redact personal information posted online about students who appeal their results from Achieving Classroom Excellence ...

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Pruitt appeals decision holding Oklahoma law restricting use of abortion-inducing drugs unconstitutional (access required)

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt appealed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court Thursday a lower court decision that held unconstitutional a 2011 law restricting the use of abortion-inducing drugs.

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