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Press Releases and Articles

May 12, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General John O'Connor today issued the following statement:

May 12, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General John O’Connor is calling on U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to enforce federal law against attempts to intimidate U.S. Supreme Court Justices by protesting outside the Justices’ homes.

Attorney General O’Connor wrote a letter co-signed by 24 other state attorneys general demanding that U.S. Attorney General Garland take action to enforce federal law protecting Supreme Court Justices who are increasingly the target of groups of protestors gathering outside the Justices’ homes.

May 9, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General John O’Connor today filed a brief in support of the Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) asking the United States Supreme Court to rule that race-based college admissions are unconstitutional.

In the filing, Attorney General O’Connor argues that federal law prohibits universities, including Harvard College and the University of North Carolina, from discriminating against Asian-American applicants in their admissions processes, and that discrimination on the basis of race in higher education admissions is unlawful.

May 5, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General John O’Connor is joining a coalition of state attorneys general submitting a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas opposing the Biden Administration’s attack on the First Amendment. The creation of a “Disinformation Governance Board” violates the constitutional freedoms that state attorneys general are responsible for defending. 

April 29, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General John O’Connor is joining a coalition of 14 states suing the Biden administration over yet another unlawful immigration rule (Asylum Rule). The new rule largely removes federal immigration judges from the asylum review process and instead gives asylum officers within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) unprecedented authority to grant asylum to immigrants. The new rule not only violates federal laws and bypasses Congress but also drastically erodes asylum integrity safeguards.

April 27, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - Today, the Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General sent a letter to Oklahoma State Representative Anthony Moore encouraging him to pass legislation making clear that school restrooms should be designated based on biological sex for privacy and safety purposes.

April 27, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General O’Connor today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta case.

"Today, the State of Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to confirm that the State has the authority to prosecute non-Indians who commit crimes against Indians in eastern Oklahoma, which is now the expanded Indian country under the McGirt decision. The State has been prosecuting such criminals since 1907. 

April 20, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General John O’Connor and 15 other state attorneys general are demanding President Joe Biden stop federal attempts to impose excessive regulations that increase Americans’ energy costs.

“Americans are paying more at the pump and in the grocery store because Biden is crippling our oil and gas production and transportation.  On top of that, he is destroying America’s energy independence,” said Attorney General O’Connor. “These decisions are hurting our families.”

April 19, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General John O’Connor is leading 15 other state attorneys general in opposition to the Biden Administration’s new regulatory proposal regarding federal grants for public charter schools.  

April 15, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor is joining a coalition of 21 states seeking to stop President Biden’s rescission of Title 42 in Arizona v. CDC. The original complaint was filed last week. The coalition is asking the court to move swiftly to protect Arizona and the other plaintiff states from the inevitable massive increase of illegal border crossings if Title 42 is rescinded on May 23rd.

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