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Gavel to Gavel: Paying a Premium

When given a set of facts, different people can reach different conclusions. When society demands consistent application of laws, how can individuals know what outcome to expect? Are we to rely only on the whims of a judge or…more

| Civil Procedure

Courts Eye Employer "Look Policies" for Civil Rights Violations

“Look Policies” – policies intended to promote the company brand by recruiting and requiring employees that fit specific cultural or physical characteristics or restricting clothing accessories – are currently a hot topic at the…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Legal Alert: E-Verify Returns as Federal Government Reopens

After the long federal government shutdown, E-Verify features and services are now available. Information For Employers - Tentative Nonconfirmation (TNC) - If you received a TNC referred between September 17, 2013…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law, Government Contracting

Georgia Tea Party Teams Up with Sierra Club

While tea party-backed members of Congress and the Republican Party might be at odds over health care, the federal budget, the debt ceiling and a whole host of other things, crazier things have happened…more

| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

New EEOC and OCRE Rules for Oklahoma

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) isn’t the only game in town. The Oklahoma Office of Civil Rights Enforcement (“OCRE”), a division of the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office has been investigating complaints…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

The export shale revolution

This week, the U.S. Department of Energy approved its first-ever liquefied natural gas export license for the exportation in the Marcellus Shale. In the northeastern part of the United States in and around New York and…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, International Law &...

Gavel to Gavel: Kicking the Players

Hank Williams Jr.’s Monday night power ballad signals the start of what many sports fans consider a holiday: the start of football season. With the eve of this great time upon us, the college football season is once again marred…more

| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law,...

Teague good for energy and environment

“Strong energy policy is strong environmental policy,” said Gov. Mary Fallin in a statement announcing the appointment Col. Michael Teague as the new secretary of energy and environment recently. Originally published in…more

| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

The Supreme Court's Decision on DOMA. An Uncertain Future for Oklahoma...

The United States Supreme Court’s recent ruling in United States v. Windsor declared the Defense of Marriage Act ("DOMA") unconstitutional. Windsor mandates federal recognition of same-sex marriages from the twelve states and…more

| Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Family Law, Labor & Employment Law

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