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July 20, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY – Earlier this month, the Biden Administration conceded to Attorney General John O’Connor’s criticisms of a new regulatory proposal regarding federal grants for public charter schools.

“I am glad that the Biden Administration accepted my request to abandon its flawed plans for charter school funding,” said Attorney General O’Connor. “All students deserve access to a high-quality education and underperforming public schools should not be able to veto their own competition.”

July 20, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY – Ashley Nicole Brown, 35, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, the owner of unlicensed home health company, and a former employee of another home health company, pleaded guilty to embezzling her coworkers’ payroll funds and their health insurance subsidies.

July 18, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - A federal district court has temporarily prohibited the Biden Administration from enforcing new, expansive, and unlawful gender identity mandates against Oklahoma and 18 other States. The Biden “guidance” documents attempted, among other things, to force schools to allow biological males to compete on girls’ sports teams and use the girls’ showers and locker rooms.

July 18, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, Attorney General John O’Connor filed a petition attacking an Obama-era rule which allowed the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to rely upon a determination of a “public health emergency” by the World Health Organization (WHO). In the last two days of President Obama’s second term, HHS implemented a rule that permitted HHS to rely on a WHO determination of a global health emergency. This could lead to the implementation of pandemic-like measures in America based upon the WHO determination.

July 16, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General John O'Connor released the following statement, “The federal district court ruling out of Tennessee is a major victory for women’s sports and for the privacy and safety of girls and women in their school bathrooms and locker rooms. I am grateful the court ruled for Oklahoma and stopped the Biden Administration from enforcing its outrageous reading of Title IX, to include gender identity as a protected class. I will continue to hold President Biden accountable and do everything I can to uphold the rule of law.”

July 14, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General John O’Connor joined a coalition of 19 states filing an amicus brief at the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Texas v. United States.

The coalition opposes the federal immigration policy, which halts nearly all arrests and deportations, even for immigrants convicted of crimes, and drastically ties the hands of immigration officers.

July 13, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) issued its final opinions for the 2021-22 term, a year in which the State of Oklahoma enjoyed overwhelming success protecting Oklahomans and their constitutional rights.   

The U.S. Supreme Court issued 66 formal opinions this term, according to SCOTUSblog. The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office participated in 21 of these 66 cases—winning 15.

July 12, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - Today, Attorney General John O’Connor and 11 Attorneys General sent a letter to United States Attorney General Merrick Garland opposing changes to the U.S. Department of Justice’s settlement process and requesting reinstatement of the rule forbidding third-party payouts.

July 12, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General John O'Connor release the following statement, "As Attorney General, I am honored to participate in the Helping Every Life and Parent (HELP) Task Force. The solution to a crisis pregnancy is to support the mother both before and after the child is born, to help meet her needs. Crisis pregnancy centers do this very well, and I look forward to exploring ways in which Oklahoma can contribute to this effort even more."

July 6, 2022

OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OK – Former nursing home employee pleads no contest to felony Abuse by Caretaker.

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