Officer Who Shot Terence Crutcher Back In Court Tomorrow

Tulsa police Officer Betty Shelby, who  has been charged with 1st Degree manslaughter for fatally shooting unarmed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher will be in Tulsa County District Court for her Preliminary Hearing. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday November 29, 2016, at 9:00am in Courtroom 347, and will be Shelby’s second court appearance. Shelby plead not guilty to the charges back …

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Sagging, Tall-Tees, and Flips-Flops Sending People to Jail

Attorney Damario Solomon-Simmons explains how bad court house appearance and etiquette compounds Black, Brown, and poor defendants legal problems and how this can contribute to the accused being treated more harshly throughout the process. Attorney Solomon-Simmons explains how such “unforced errors” can actually make a conviction or harsh sentence more likely because it plays in the narrative of the Black, …

Judge: America Needs Independent Immigration Court System

Source: Associated Press via NewsOk The type of civil administrative adjudications that EOIR conducts are designed to be handled within the structure of the Department and it would take significant resources to create an agency separate from an executive branch cabinet officer. Beyond potential conflicts of interest, the judges said the DOJ agency and the court system have been underfunded …

Opponents of Oklahoma’s Same-Sex Marriage Rights Request U.S. Supreme Court Review

Source: CHRIS CASTEEL/NewsOk.com via Tulsa World WASHINGTON — The Tulsa County court clerk asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to review a federal appeals court decision that struck down Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which struck down Oklahoma’s ban last month, removed the right of citizens to debate the issue of same-sex …