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"The State of Oklahoma is pleased the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the states challenging the OSHA vaccine mandate on private businesses. Now, individuals who work in the private sector can make healthcare decisions for themselves and their families – as it should be. This is a major win for job creators and their employees.
Members of a large-scale theft ring have been charged in Tulsa County District Court by Federal and State prosecutors for their roles in an organization whose operations crossed state lines and caused more than $10 million in losses to retailers, announced U.S. Attorney Clint Johnson and Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor.
This week, local, state, and federal law enforcement officers arrested 24 defendants in Tulsa and the surrounding areas, as part of Operation Booster Buster. Five defendants remain at large.
OKLAHOMA CITY - “McGirt is not retroactive. This is a major victory for the State of Oklahoma,” said Attorney General John O’Connor.
The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals unanimously made that decision in Parish v. Oklahoma. Today, the United States Supreme Court refused to consider an appeal of that decision by Parish.
Clifton Parish was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2010 beating and shooting death of Robert Strickland in Hugo, Oklahoma. Parish sought to have the United States Supreme Court throw out his conviction, arguing that McGirt is retroactive.
OKLAHOMA CITY - The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments today on halting the Biden Administration’s overreaching COVID-19 vaccine mandates for private sector employees and healthcare workers.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) mandate, due to take effect Monday, would require all employees of businesses with 100 or more staff members – an estimated 80 million private-sector workers – to be vaccinated or tested weekly and wear a mask.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor has joined a multi-state lawsuit against Joe Biden’s overreaching COVID mandates. The suit led by Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, takes aim at the President’s unlawful requirements of masks on toddlers and COVID-19 shots for staff and volunteers in Head Start Programs.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Today, the State of Oklahoma filed a lawsuit against the Biden Administration to stop its mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for federal employees and the National Guard. The Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General has asked a federal court to grant a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and/or preliminary injunction followed by a permanent injunction, preventing the Biden Administration from enforcing the vaccine mandate.
“Donnie Swindle, Terry Smith, James Alderson, and Amy Wright were brutally murdered at Mr. Swindle’s home in Del City on Memorial Day 2005. Gilbert Postelle chased down and killed two of the victims who were trying to leave the scene. He boasted about committing the murders. Postelle received a jury trial and, in 2008, received the sentence of death for the murders of James Alderson and Amy Wright. This was a just and appropriate sentence for the brutal murders of two innocent victims.
OKLAHOMA CITY - In a major victory for our healthcare heroes, a federal court granted the State of Oklahoma's request to stop the Biden Administration’s attempt to force COVID-19 vaccines on healthcare workers nationwide.
“This is a major win for the medical freedom of Oklahoma’s healthcare heroes who have fearlessly braved the pandemic to keep the rest of us healthy,” said Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor.
"Brenda McElyea and Suzette Smith were working at the LaQuinta Inn in July 2001 when they were brutally murdered by Donald Grant. Today, Grant’s request for a recommendation of clemency was denied by the Pardon and Parole Board. Grant received a jury trial and, in 2006, received the sentence of death. This was a just and appropriate sentence for the brutal murders of two innocent women. This conviction and sentence was affirmed after years of thorough review by the appellate courts. I am grateful that the Board denied Grant’s request for executive clemency.