Posts Tagged:decision

More McGirt Mayhem in Oklahoma

Another day, another story about criminal anarchy in Eastern Oklahoma. After the Supreme Court’s 2020 McGirt decision, which held that roughly half of Oklahoma is still under Native American reservation jurisdiction, a hopeful view was that state, local and tribal leaders could work through the ensuing challenges. It isn’t playing out that way. Hughes County…Read More

Supreme Court deals another setback to abortion providers in latest decision on Texas heartbeat law

The Supreme Court rejected a request to remand Texas’ six-week abortion law back a federal district court Thursday, marking another setback for advocates who have been fighting to strike down the controversial measure. Justices Sotomayor, Kagan and Breyer dissented from the decision, which returns the issue to a state court for additional procedural determinations. The bill,…Read More

Pro-life advocates decry FDA decision allowing women to get abortion pills by mail

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lifted restrictions on mifepristone, a drug approved for use in medical abortions, on Thursday. The decision authorizes doctors to prescribe the drugs online and mail the pills, allowing women to perform early abortions — up to ten weeks of gestation — without leaving their homes. The FDA first approved…Read More

Archbishop Coakley commends decision to commute Jones’ death sentence

“I applaud his commitment to seeking justice while providing the condemned an opportunity for redemption,” the archbishop said in a Nov. 18 statement. Stitt reduced Jones’ sentence to life in prison without parole, partially following a recommendation from the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board but veering from that recommendation, reached in a 3-1 vote Nov.…Read More