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Press Releases and Articles

July 20, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 20, 2023) - Attorney General Gentner Drummond made the following statement today after the execution of Jemaine Cannon. The inmate was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1995 killing of Sharonda Clark.

“Justice was finally served this morning for Sharonda Clark with the execution of her murderer. My hope is that today’s action can bring some measure of peace for Sharonda’s two daughters, as well as her other family members and friends who loved her.”

July 18, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 18, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond announced today that he may take legal action against various entities he believes to be responsible for market manipulation and other potentially unlawful conduct related to Winter Storm Uri. Drummond said a review he ordered has found that many companies used the devastating 2021 storm to rake in billions of dollars in ill-gotten gains.

July 11, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 11, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond and attorneys general of 24 other states are challenging the Biden Administration’s most radical regulations yet on tailpipe emissions. The Biden plan would forcibly phase out gas-powered vehicles and restructure the automobile industry around electric vehicles (EVs) at a breakneck pace. The proposal aims to boost certain EV sales from 8.4 percent of total vehicle sales today to 67 percent by 2032.

July 6, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 6, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond lauded today’s decision by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to approve coverage of Leqembi, a new medication that has been shown to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. In April, Drummond led a 26-state coalition in urging CMS to provide coverage for Alzheimer’s treatments approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

July 5, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 5, 2023) – Oklahoma Attorney General Gentner Drummond today filed a brief in support of death row inmate Richard Glossip’s petition to the U.S. Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari in his case. As the state’s chief law enforcement officer, Drummond contends Glossip’s conviction for the 1997 murder of Barry Van Treese should be vacated and remanded back to district court amid revelations of false testimony by the prosecution’s key witness.

June 30, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 30, 2023) - A state probe of embattled McCurtain County Sheriff Kevin Clardy has found no evidence of criminal acts or other conduct that would be statutory grounds for ouster proceedings, Attorney General Gentner Drummond announced today. 

The investigation had been requested by Gov. Stitt after a tape recording surfaced in April of racist comments made by then-District 2 McCurtain County Commissioner Mark Jennings, who has since resigned. 

June 29, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 29, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond praised today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Groff v. DeJoy, a case affirming religious freedoms in the workplace. Oklahoma had filed two amicus briefs in favor of Gerald Groff, a former mailman who had declined to make deliveries on Sundays.

“I am pleased by the Supreme Court’s resounding affirmation of religious liberty,” said Drummond. “This unanimous decision emphasizes that Americans of all faiths have a Constitutional right to live and work according to their religious beliefs.”

June 27, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 27, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond made the following remarks today after State Auditor and Inspector Cindy Byrd released the Federal Single Audit of expenditures for SFY 2021. The audit highlights significant problems concerning the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEER) spending. 

June 26, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 26, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond made the following remarks today after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the case of Charter Day School Inc. v. Peltier. The high Court’s lack of action on the case allows a lower court ruling to stand, effectively affirming that charter schools are state actors.

June 20, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 20, 2023) – Attorney General Gentner Drummond announced that today’s declaration of emergency for eastern Oklahoma in the aftermath of Saturday’s storms has now triggered activation of the Emergency Price Stabilization Act. After the declaration was delayed for so many days, Drummond is also calling for reform of certain emergency response procedures. 

The impacted counties are Choctaw, Creek, Delaware, Harper, Mayes, Pawnee, Payne, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner.