UPDATE on “Who controls the courthouse?” post (below): (access required)

An attorney for broadcasters who challenged Garfield County District Judge Paul Woodward’s order banning television cameras from the third-floor hallways of the Oklahoma County Courthouse told Associated Press Thursday that the TV stations have decided not to appeal Woodward’s decision. Following a Tuesday ...

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“Who controls the courthouse?” Maughan asks Oklahoma County DA (access required)

Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan has asked District Attorney David Prater to review  relevant laws to determine who controls courthouse hallways, in the wake of a move by  a judge to ban cameras from a courthouse hallway during proceedings against ...

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AG Pruitt sues EPA over Regional Haze Rule (access required)

Saying that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated its own procedural rules by moving to reject Oklahoma’s plan for reducing regional haze in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed a federal lawsuit this morning against ...

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One of four multicounty grand jury indictments unsealed, hits Konawa, Norman men with illegal-gambling charges (access required)

A 30-count multicounty grand jury indictment unsealed Friday accuses David Roy Tune, Konawa, and Clyde Lee “C.L.” Richards, Norman, of offenses related to an illegal online gambling Web site. Tune, 61, was charged with 20 counts of violating Oklahoma laws ...

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Private funding of state workers not allowed, AG tells Rice (access required)

State employees cannot be paid by a private person or entity, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said in an opinion issued Friday, throwing into doubt official actions undertaken by at least two employees of the State Department of Education who ...

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