What free speach is in a name?

LawyerCartoonEspecially for attorneys, government officials and staff who read Tulsa Today, we share a special bit from TechDirt.com that could well win our legal humor award for the year.  It is apparently true that a government lawyer asked a court to bar the opposition from referring to them as “the government.”

TechDirt presents it from the “captian-justice department” to best set a tone of pure irony.

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Oilers season ends in epic fashion

OilersEnd14With just 6:44 left on the overtime clock in the BOK Center and only 2,634 fans watching Tuesday night, Denver forward Garett Bembridge slid a hockey puck beneath the splayed legs of Tulsa goalie Shane Madolora scoring a goal that ended the season for the home team and sent the visitors into the second round of the Central Hockey League playoffs.
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Social media privacy bill approved

InternetSocial1The full Senate has given unanimous approval to a bill prohibiting employers from requesting or requiring current or prospective employees to give them access to their personal social media accounts.  Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, and Rep. John Trebilcock, R-Broken Arrow, are the authors of House Bill 2372.  The Senate approved the bill on Wednesday with a vote of 41 to 0.
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Tuition for children of public servants killed on duty

FiremenKidsThe Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would help the children of public servants killed in the line of duty attend any Oklahoma career technology center tuition free. House Bill 3350 pertains to the children of any Oklahoma firefighter or emergency medical technician, both volunteer and salaried, peace officer or member of the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System who has been killed in the line of duty.
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Reading Sufficiency Act changes

EducationReadingThe Senate has given its approval to a measure modifying Oklahoma’s Reading Sufficiency Act.  Those changes are contained in House Bill 2625, by Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, and Rep. Katie Henke, R-Tulsa.  The measure was approved 43 to1 by the full Senate on Wednesday.

We’re committed to the original goal of the bill, which is helping make sure Oklahoma children have the reading skills they need to succeed,” said Stanislawski, Vice Chair of the Senate Education Committee.

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