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Press Releases and Articles

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.

April 16, 2021

  Letter: Your demand appears to have no adequate basis in law 

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today sharply rebuked Pres. Joe Biden’s Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement for its attempted takeover of regulating coal mining and reclamation activities on land in Oklahoma subject to the McGirt decision. 

April 15, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter today released the following statement after the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals granted a 45-day stay of the state’s case against death row inmate Shaun Bosse, while the attorney general’s office prepares to file a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Today’s ruling means Bosse will stay in state custody on Oklahoma death row, rather than be transferred to federal custody, which was previously mandated by the Court of Criminal Appeals.

April 13, 2021

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed a lawsuit against A&K Distributors for failing to deliver an order of ventilators to the Oklahoma State Department of Health at the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic.

In the lawsuit, the state claims the Oklahoma State Department of Health paid over $890,000 for 40 ventilators last April. The company had only delivered two ventilators by June 2020. 

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