Latest Oklahoma Attorney General's Office News

Oklahoma governor, attorney general blast vaccine mandate

Oct. 14, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt and Attorney General John O'Connor on Thursday blasted President Joe Biden’s pending vaccine mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees. “This action is not just federal overreach; it’s unconstitutional,”...

Oklahoma parole board rejects clemency for death row inmate

Oct. 05, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s Pardon and Parole Board narrowly rejected clemency Tuesday for a death row inmate convicted of killing a prison cafeteria worker in 1998, paving the way for the state's first execution in more than six years. The five-member board voted...

Oklahoma attorney general appeals ruling tossing mask ban

Sep. 10, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor has appealed a state judge’s temporary injunction that prohibits the state from banning mask mandates in public schools. The appeal, filed Thursday, cited the state's sovereign immunity and argued that...

Oklahoma pushes back 7 executions due to notice requirement

Sep. 08, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma attorney general's office has asked the state's Court of Criminal Appeals to push back execution dates for seven death row inmates based on requirements to give a 35-day notice before any execution. Attorney General John O’Connor...

Oklahoma AG drops appeal in state death penalty case

Sep. 03, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor said Friday that he is dropping his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in the first-degree murder case of death row inmate Shaun Bosse. O’Connor said he made the decision after a state appellate court ruled...

Oklahoma seeks execution dates for 7 death-row inmates

Aug. 26, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma’s new attorney general filed motions on Thursday seeking execution dates for seven death-row inmates who have exhausted all of their appeals. Attorney General John O’Connor asked the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to set execution...

New Oklahoma AG asks SCOTUS to overturn major tribal ruling

Aug. 06, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new attorney general asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to overturn it's own historic ruling on tribal sovereignty, saying the high court's 5-4 decision last year was wrongly decided and has led to a “criminal-justice crisis." ...