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Press Releases and Articles

November 12, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today, in coordination with the Oklahoma Press Association (OPA), announced the relaxed rules for open meetings created through Senate Bill 661 will expire Sunday.

Any permanent changes to the Open Meetings Act or the Open Records Act must be changed in statute and cannot be modified through an executive order by the governor.

Attorney General Hunter said beginning Sunday, boards and commissions need to begin meeting as they did before the Coronavirus pandemic.

November 9, 2020

UPDATE: To access the brief, click here.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced his intention to file a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, challenging a court decision rewriting Pennsylvania’s absentee ballot receipt deadline.

The brief argues that under the Constitution, state legislatures must choose the point to stop receiving absentee ballots and start counting votes, not state courts such as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

October 30, 2020

CHANDLER – Attorney General Mike Hunter today announced a Lincoln County woman will serve 10 life sentences in prison after a jury found her guilty of multiple sex crimes involving four children with her boyfriend, who was convicted and sentenced last year.

According to court documents, Crystal Bales, 35, and Johnathan Moran, 43, involved all of their biological children in the sex acts. Three of the children tested positive for meth and one tested positive for marijuana. The children’s ages ranged from nine months to 10 years old.

October 29, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today is urging Oklahomans to proceed with caution before selecting contractors when making repairs to property and clean up in the wake of the ice storm this week.

While Oklahomans begin to recover from the storm, the attorney general also reminds contractors and individuals the state’s Emergency Price Stabilization Act is still in effect for all 77 counties with the ongoing disaster emergency declaration.

October 26, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed the appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

October 23, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement on the announced retirement of Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis.

October 21, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today sent a letter to federal, state and Native American tribal leaders suggesting a path forward to allow for compacting on criminal matters, which would require federal legislation.

If legislation is passed, the compacts would allow the tribes the option to consent to shared state jurisdiction on criminal matters.

Attorney General Hunter said allowing this type of compacting authority can only come from federal legislation.

October 12, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today appointed Melissa McLawhorn Houston as a special counsel to the Attorney General’s Office to review the state auditor and inspector’s audit of Epic Charter Schools.

October 1, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today sent a letter with a coalition of 21 other state attorneys general to members of the U.S. Senate, urging prompt confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the letter, the attorneys general point to her experience, qualifications and judicial philosophy as hallmarks that will make her an outstanding associate justice.

Attorney General Hunter said Judge Barrett will apply the law as written and will enforce the original understanding of the Constitution.

October 1, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) today announced an online campaign to raise awareness about elder abuse.

Led by OKDHS, the agency has developed online resources and a toolkit for individuals to recognize the signs of abuse, neglect and exploitation. The agency is also calling attention to its new online portal AbuseIsNotOK.org for public reporting of these crimes.

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