Latest Oklahoma Attorney General's Office News

Oklahoma AG joins lawsuit over health vaccine mandate

Nov. 16, 2021 17:15 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is among 12 state attorneys general filing a federal lawsuit over the Biden administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandates for health care workers. Attorney General John O’Connor said Tuesday that Oklahoma has a shortage of nurses as it was,...

Oklahoma court overturns $465M opioid ruling against J&J

Nov. 09, 2021 16:12 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday overturned a $465 million opioid ruling against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, finding that a lower court wrongly interpreted the state's public nuisance law in the first case of its kind in the U.S. to go to trial. ...

Federal appeals court temporarily halts Oklahoma executions

Oct. 27, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court granted stays of execution on Wednesday for two Oklahoma inmates who were scheduled to receive lethal injections in the coming weeks. A three-member panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the stays for death...

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...