Topic - Oklahoma Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma is one of the two highest judicial bodies in the U.S. state of Oklahoma and leads the Oklahoma Court System, the judicial branch of the government of Oklahoma. - Source: Wikipedia

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  • A look at Oklahoma's execution drug secrecy case

    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that death row inmates Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them. The court, which is the highest in the state for civil cases, had previously halted their executions, even though critics said only the Oklahoma Court of Appeals can issue stays. The Court of Appeals is the highest in the state for criminal cases. Here is a look at the inmates' legal challenge:

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  • FILE - This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett. Lockett is one of is one of two Oklahoma death row inmates scheduled to be executed who have sued state corrections officials to obtain details about the lethal drugs that will be used to execute them, including their source. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)

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  • Oklahoma shelter group to launch another petition

    The attorney for an organization that wants to place storm shelters in Oklahoma's public schools said Monday it is abandoning the effort and will launch a second petition following the Oklahoma Supreme Court's decision not to reconsider an earlier ruling in the case.

  • FILE - This June 29, 2011 file photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Clayton Lockett. Lockett is one of is one of two Oklahoma death row inmates scheduled to be executed who have sued state corrections officials to obtain details about the lethal drugs that will be used to execute them, including their source. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections, File)

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  • Oklahoma Senate Oks limits on abortion drug

    The Oklahoma Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to further restrict the use of abortion-inducing drugs in Oklahoma in a bill written in direct response to a recent state Supreme Court decision.

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  • Oklahoma court upholds workers compensation change

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