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Press Releases and Articles

June 23, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - In another key victory for constitutional rights, the U.S. Supreme Court announced a ground-breaking decision today in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. In ruling for the plaintiff gunowners—supported by Oklahoma—the Court held that the Second Amendment protects “an individual’s right to carry a handgun for self-defense outside the home.” The Court struck down New York’s law that only permitted public carry when an applicant could demonstrate a “special need” to do so.

June 22, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General John O’Connor announced the application period for the 2023 Safe Oklahoma Grant is now open and is encouraging local law enforcement agencies and county sheriff's departments to apply.

June 22, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - In a pointed letter sent to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Attorney General John O’Connor and his counterparts in 18 other states urged Garland to take swift action in response to recent terrorist acts against pro-life organizations. General O’Connor called the lack of action intolerable, politically motivated and in violation of Garland’s oath of office.

June 21, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - The State of Oklahoma prevailed in two cases before the U.S. Supreme Court today, including a major religious liberty victory. In that case, Carson v. Makin, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the First Amendment does not permit a State to discriminate against religious schools when providing public benefits, including funds, to private schools. This is so even if the religious schools are using the benefits for religious purposes. 

June 21, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY - Attorney General John O’Connor announced that Oklahoma has joined with 49 other states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the federal government to settle allegations of fraud against Mallinckrodt ARD, LLC (formerly known as Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), a U.S. subsidiary of the Irish pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt plc (collectively Mallinckrodt), which sells and markets pharmaceutical products throughout the nation. Mallinckrodt’s U.S. headquarters is located in Bedminster, New Jersey.

June 20, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General John O’Connor has filed additional charges in Oklahoma County against a contractor who received thousands of dollars from Oklahomans in several counties in exchange for construction projects he never completed.

June 16, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General John O’Connor filed charges today consistent with a multi-county grand jury indictment against two Oklahoma attorneys accused of facilitating illegal medical marijuana operations.

June 14, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY -  Attorney General John O’Connor has joined a coalition of 26 state attorneys general calling on President Joe Biden to withdraw the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new guidance on sex discrimination for schools and programs that receive federal nutritional assistance. The coalition says recent guidance from the USDA imposes new—and unlawful—regulatory measures on state agencies and operators receiving federal financial assistance from the USDA. 

June 10, 2022

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General John O’Connor announced today that a former Oklahoma-based company, Tri State Medical Supplies, LLC, has agreed to resolve allegations that the company violated the Oklahoma Medicaid False Claims Act by inflating prices and shipping charges of durable medical equipment.  Tri-State Medical Supplies has agreed to pay $363,116 to resolve the allegations. 

June 8, 2022

“Tim Downing has served in many leadership positions for the citizens of Oklahoma. He is a man of the highest integrity and competence,” said Attorney General O’Connor. “He is an invaluable partner, and his talents, wisdom, leadership, and compassion will be sorely missed in our office. I have appreciated the opportunity to work closely with him, and I wish him every success moving forward.”