Oklahoma

191 ABA Journal Oklahoma articles.

Prince’s estate files lawsuit over cybersquatting of prince.com

The estate of the late recording artist and actor Prince is suing an Englewood, New Jersey-based domain broker for cybersquatting the prince.com website.

Filed last Wednesday in the U.S. District…

States may scrap marriage licenses as counties resist same-sex ruling
Probate judges in at least seven Alabama counties refuse to issue marriage licenses to any couples, same-sex or heterosexual, so lawmakers may abolish licenses altogether. Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri and Montana have similar proposals.
10th Circuit grants immunity to social workers in child abuse case
When the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a case of child abuse it called “horrific,” it stressed that it wasn’t pleased with its own ruling.
Tulsa lawyer’s viral post says 100 female lawyers will march to end ‘educational funding nightmare’

A Tulsa adoption lawyer who wants a legislative solution to Oklahoma’s “educational funding nightmare” hopes a brigade of 100 female attorneys can make a difference.

Lawyer Becki Murphy wrote…

Why Oklahoma plans to execute people with nitrogen

Oklahoma has always been the nation’s laboratory for capital punishment.

It was a state legislator named Bill Wiseman who in 1977 came up with the idea of lethal injection by…

8 states file brief supporting the government’s attempt to deny abortions to immigrant minors

Eight states described as having “a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life” have weighed in on a lawsuit seeking to clear the way for immigrant minors…

Nevada plans to use fentanyl in upcoming execution

Nearly a year ago, Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier asked to be executed, telling a state court judge he would forego his appeals. A doctor deemed Dozier, who was…

Inmates’ escape par for the course in private prison transport industry

The private prisoner transport company whose van was stolen by two inmates last week in Oklahoma — precipitating a national manhunt that remains underway — may be feeling a sense…

Tulsa police officer acquitted in fatal shooting of unarmed man

A white police officer from Tulsa, Oklahoma, was acquitted of manslaughter on Wednesday in the shooting death of an unarmed black man last September.

Jurors deliberated more than nine…

Oklahoma unintentionally adopts loser-pays system for attorney fees in civil cases

Oklahoma has adopted a loser-pays system for attorney fees and costs in civil cases, but not intentionally.

Gov. Mary Fallin recently signed the bill into law, report the Tulsa…

Oklahoma death penalty moratorium should continue until flaws are addressed, commission says

An independent commission is recommending that Oklahoma’s moratorium on the death penalty be extended until reforms can address “the volume and seriousness of the flaws” in the state’s capital punishment…

Graduate of two law schools who never attended college may take the bar exam, court rules

Caleb Alexander Harlin never attended college, but he has two law degrees and one law license.

He now will have the opportunity to obtain a law license in a second…

Oklahoma lawyer and the woman he represented in a divorce are shot and killed

A lawyer in Norman, Oklahoma, and his divorce client were shot and killed, apparently by the woman’s estranged husband, authorities said on Wednesday.

The victims are lawyer Bryan Young, 47,…

Inmate’s 43-minute execution didn’t violate clearly established law, 10th Circuit rules

A botched execution that continued for 43 minutes, causing the condemned man to writhe and grimace in pain, didn’t violate clearly established law regarding cruel and unusual punishment, a…

Voters in three states back capital punishment in ballot initiatives

Voters in three states on Tuesday passed ballot initiatives supporting capital punishment.

In California, voters rejected a measure to repeal the death penalty and passed a measure that seeks to…

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