From The Republic: OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Supreme Court has agreed to take jurisdiction of a case by the parent company of The Oklahoman that seeks sealed divorce records of Oklahoma City mayoral candidate Edward Shadid II.
The court said in a Monday order that the Oklahoma Publishing Company has the right to pursue records that a lower court sealed and that it is likely a similar case could arise again.
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From CorrectionsOne.com: TULSA, Okla — Fifteen months after the Tulsa World requested public records relating to the now-gutted Justice Reinvestment Initiative, Gov. Mary Fallin’s office has released more than 8,000 records related to the prison reforms.
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From Daily Journal: OKLAHOMA CITY — Even though Gov. Mary Fallin remains locked in two separate legal battles over her office’s refusal to release documents, her top lawyer insists Fallin’s administration is the most transparent Oklahoma has ever seen.
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From Tulsa World: OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal to a state appellate court ruling that states dash-cam video made by the Claremore Police Department in 2011 does constitute a public record under the Oklahoma Open Records Act.
The City of Claremore had filed a petition for certiorari, asking the Supreme Court to review the Court of Civil Appeals ruling. That request was denied Monday, with all the Supreme Court justices concurring, court records show.
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From KJRH: GLENPOOL, Okla. – This little city just south of Tulsa on Highway 75 has grown a lot over the past few years.
It has recently added a new community center and city hall, but it’s what Tommy Carner says is going on inside the new buildings, that prompted him to run for Glenpool city council.
Carner helped gather signatures for a state audit in February of 2012. Two years later, the 75-page audit has been released.
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From ctpost.com: OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A state legislator on Tuesday quizzed two court clerks over why public court records aren’t readily available online during a hearing examining broadening Oklahoma’s Open Records Act.
Norman Republican Rep. Aaron Stiles requested Tuesday’s interim study before the House Judiciary Committee to review how the act applies to certain court files.
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From Tulsa World:
The city of Tulsa has not responded to a request made by the Tulsa World more than two months ago for records on police arbitration proceedings.
A second request for a more limited number of records involving two Tulsa police officers has been pending more than seven weeks without a formal response. Both requests have been sitting in the city’s legal department for weeks.
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