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June 23, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – The U.S. Supreme Court today delivered a victory for property owners when it reversed a lower court’s decision regarding a California labor regulation on farmers.

The ruling said the regulation that allowed union organizers to come onto private farms without permission in order to recruit agricultural workers violated the constitutional rights of the farm owners when California refused to compensate the property owners for the entry. The regulation allowed union organizers to enter the private property for up to three hours a day, 120 days a year.

June 16, 2021

LAKE CHARLES, LA – A federal judge in Louisiana has sided with a group of states, including Oklahoma, who have challenged President Joe Biden’s attempt to disrupt America’s energy industry through an executive order.

Judge Terry Doughty has issued a preliminary injunction, blocking the Biden administration’s effort to halt the sale of new oil and gas leases on federal land and offshore wells.

June 14, 2021

VINITA, OKLA. – The owner of a long-term care facility has been charged with 17 counts of exploiting residents, who were elderly or physically or mentally unable to handle their finances.

Randy Joe McKinney, 61, is alleged to have stolen over $62,000 from at least 17 residents while he owned Golden Life Residential Care Facility in Bluejacket, Okla., around 16 miles northeast of Vinita.

The victims were all elderly and/or unable to manage their finances due to disability or mental health disorders.

May 21, 2021

Defendant has three other cases pending against her

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today charged a long-term healthcare provider with four counts of exploitation of disabled adults, after previously charging her with similar crimes.

May 20, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today filed official comments opposing a rule proposed by the U.S. Department of Education that, contrary to federal law, would prioritize grants for schools teaching critical race theory and the “1619 Project.” 

In the proposed rule, the Department of Education embraces the much-criticized “1619 Project,” which argued that U.S. history should be defined by our worst moments, as well as critical race theory scholar Ibram X. Kendi, who advocates for a form of racial discrimination euphemistically called “anti-racism.”

May 18, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has sent a letter to President Joe Biden, where he renewed his call to the administration to support additional energy infrastructure – including the Keystone XL pipeline – following the Colonial pipeline shutdown that caused price spikes, fuel shortages and long lines at gas stations across the south and eastern parts of the country.

In the letter, Attorney General Hunter and 18 other state attorneys general say President Biden sacrificed the Keystone pipeline on the altar of left-wing virtue signaling.

May 7, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter announced he has reached an agreement with FFF Enterprises to return the state’s stockpile of hydroxychloroquine for a refund.

Based on the unique circumstances encountered by the Oklahoma Department of Health, the company has agreed to return to the Department of Health the full purchase price paid for the medication last year.

April 30, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after jurors convicted Regan Nichols of second-degree murder after at least five of her patients died during her time working at a Midwest City clinic.

Attorney General Hunter thanked the jurors for their work and allowing justice to prevail.

April 26, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging the constitutionality of the federal Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA).

Among the many constitutional issues, the lawsuit states the HISA gives a private corporation broad regulatory authority over Oklahoma’s horseracing industry, and does so with no funding mechanism, forcing the financial burden onto states.

April 22, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today sent a letter to President Joe Biden and congressional leaders explaining their proposal to pack the U.S. Supreme Court undermines the constitutional system, public confidence in the courts and the rule of law.

Court packing is the practice of changing the composition of judges on a specific court by increasing the number of seats, thus tipping the balance of power toward one political party. Recently, President Biden formed a commission to study expanding the current nine-member bench of the U.S. Supreme Court.