Gentner Drummond

Oklahoma AG clarifies exceptions for abortion patients and medical providers

BY: - November 21, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s attorney general said Tuesday that although state law prohibits most abortions, pregnant women cannot be punished for seeking out the procedure. In response to a request from six GOP lawmakers, Attorney General Gentner Drummond issued a formal opinion clarifying that state law does not allow for pregnant women — even those […]

Oklahoma AG sues Biden administration over family planning grant clawback

BY: - November 20, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Genter Drummond filed a federal lawsuit against the Biden administration for clawing back a nearly $5 million family planning grant from the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The Biden administration reallocated those funds to abortion-rights groups like Planned Parenthood, according to a Monday news release from Drummond’s office. After the […]

Stitt says Oklahoma tribal tags present fairness issue, urges tribes to compact

BY: - November 20, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt said he didn’t know an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper was going to ticket an Otoe-Missouria citizen for having a tribal license plate while living outside her tribe’s boundaries, but that he “100%” supports the action. In an interview, Stitt said he did not direct the Oklahoma Department of Public […]

Report: Oklahoma to pay $3.3 million for Stitt’s tribal legal fees

BY: - November 16, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — As Gov. Kevin Stitt’s administration continues to clash with Oklahoma’s tribes in the courtroom, the state is paying his legal costs using gaming compliance fees from the tribes. The state will pay at least $3.3 million in legal fees associated with ongoing tribal disputes, according to a report issued by a legislative […]

Oklahoma AG’s office subpoenas agency for Winter Storm Uri records amid legal probe  

BY: - November 8, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office has subpoenaed a state agency as part of an ongoing probe into “unlawful activity” related to price market manipulation during a weather emergency that saw energy prices soar to astronomical levels.   The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has 20 days to produce evidence related to Attorney General Gentner Drummond’s […]

States accuse Meta of fueling children’s social media addiction

BY: - October 25, 2023

New Jersey has joined 32 other states in a lawsuit that accuses Meta of designing Facebook and Instagram to intentionally addict children and teens, in violation of state and federal laws that protect consumers and children’s online privacy. The states say that Meta knew its platforms psychologically harmed youth but hid those harms and installed […]

Oklahoma attorney general files lawsuit to overturn Catholic charter school approval

BY: - October 20, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Attorney General Gentner Drummond has asked the Oklahoma Supreme Court to overturn the state’s approval of the first religious charter school in the nation. Drummond filed a lawsuit on Friday with the Court against the Oklahoma Statewide Virtual Charter School Board. He urged justices to intercede as the Catholic virtual charter school […]

Oklahoma judge upholds Legislature’s ban on gender-affirming care for minors

BY: - October 6, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge on Thursday upheld a state law banning gender-affirming care for minors, saying the measure does not discriminate against transgender children. Judge John Heil III declined to put on hold the new law that bans gender-transition surgeries and hormone treatments for minors following a lawsuit from five transgender youth and […]

AG launches task force, tip line to combat illegal Oklahoma marijuana grows

BY: - September 20, 2023

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s attorney general is asking citizens to report suspected illegal marijuana grow operations to a new anonymous tip line as part of efforts to crack down on illicit drug activity. The tipline goes hand-in-hand with a new task force Attorney General Gentner Drummond created to combat illegal marijuana grows across the state. […]