A majority of Americans support the death penalty, but a failed execution in Oklahoma is raising questions about what society will accept in the course of capital punishment.
Oklahoma’s 2004 ban restricts marriage to a union between one man and one woman. The judge said it ‘intentionally discriminates against same-sex couples,’ violating equal protection guarantees.
The US Supreme Court action lets stand a ruling by the Oklahoma Supreme Court striking down the statute. It comes a week after the US justices dismissed an appeal involving a different Oklahoma law involving chemically induced abortions.
The Supreme Court dismissed Oklahoma’s appeal even as an emergency motion from Texas abortion providers to block new restrictions there landed on Justice Scalia’s desk.
Oklahoma’s high court on Tuesday reaffirmed that a state law restricting chemically induced abortions is unconstitutional. The US Supreme Court will now decide whether to examine such restrictions. Are they permissible regulation or an undue burden on women seeking abortions?
Christopher Lane was shot and killed in a random drive-by shooting as he was jogging along a street in the normally sleepy town of Duncan.
Storm chasers killed in Oklahoma tornado Friday were three of the most professional men in a field that has increasingly become about sensational stunts.
The Oklahoma tornado is the latest bout of extreme weather to require an all-out emergency response. Quick and efficient, the reaction in Moore, Okla., points to a nation getting better at coping with natural disasters.
Moore residents say the Oklahoma City suburb’s role as a big tornado bull’s eye has made it a kind of laboratory of human survivability, and they’re learning.