onr - government & elections

AG Pruitt steps into prayer and sports at public schools

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In a formal legal opinion Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says a new policy prohibiting public prayer at playoff events is overly broad. The policy was put in place by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.

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Ceremonial signing ends native american lawsuit

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This week leaders of the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations will sign an agreement ending a nearly decade long lawsuit with the federal government over mismanagement of 1.3 million acres of timber lands in southeastern and south-central Oklahoma. U.S. Secretary of the Department of Interior Sally Jewell will be in Durant for the ceremonial event.

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Two new anti-abortion laws challenged in court

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A pair of new anti-abortion laws are being challenged in court before they take effect. One measure bans second-trimester abortions the other triples the states mandatory waiting period from 24 to 72 hours. The lawsuit filed by the Center for Reproductive Rights alleges both laws violate women's constitutional rights.

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Another Oklahoma anti-abortion bill challenged in court

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A New York abortion rights group is going back to court to block another new anti-abortion law. The law is set to go into effect on November 1st. The Center for Reproductive Rights argues the law violates the constitutions single subject rule,.

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