Volume 2 No. 37 | Sept. 14, 2022


No published opinions this week.

No published opinions this week.

Dispositions Other than by Published Opinions

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma Court Calendar

The Supreme Court of Oklahoma is in session year round, unless otherwise noted. The Court regularly schedules conferences on Mondays and other days as needed.

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Make plans now to join us Nov. 2–4 at the Oklahoma City Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City! Oklahoma is home to 39 federally recognized tribal nations that richly contribute to our state’s unique culture and history. This year’s Annual Meeting will feature a variety of content and speakers who will join us in celebrating our state’s Native American heritage while exploring the various facets of law related to tribes, tribal people and tribal sovereignty. Enjoy great CLE, events and hospitality while networking with friends and colleagues and conducting the important business of our professional association. Registration is open now! Click here to register.

The September Oklahoma Bar Journal features several articles reflecting the Education theme. Flip through the pages online in the interactive digital edition.

Anthony T. Childers authored the article Banned Books: Censorship and Protecting Students from [CENSORED]:

"Actions by public school boards or their administration that seek to remove or limit access to materials in the library may violate a student’s First Amendment rights. Whether the removal is based upon a personal religious belief and thus prohibited by the Establishment Clause or simply a disagreement with the ideas expressed in the material, the First Amendment provides protection to students in the K-12 setting. However, the First Amendment doesn’t prevent a school from removing materials for genuine educational or practical reasons."

"One of the things I learned during my time in education is that learning models differ for different groups. Most adults can tolerate about 50 minutes of sitting and listening. Children, dependent on the age group and other factors, often tolerate much less sitting and listening. However, some adults need different accommodations. Online learning is perfect in many instances. If one needs more frequent breaks or to space the viewing time, attending a prerecorded program has great benefits. Live programs with chat features offer some interactive participation; however, none of these are replacements for the social and other attributes of in-person learning. Hopefully, we are moving to a better mix of online and in-person learning opportunities."


Fastcase is your OBA-provided legal research benefit. It covers all federal and state court opinions, statutes, regulations, court rules and constitutions. Even subscribers to other legal research services may find Fastcase useful for jurisdictions not covered in their plan. 

The Fastcase 7 upgrade provided more powerful features and a simpler interface. But to access all of Fastcase’s powerful features, most lawyers will benefit from additional Fastcase training, especially if you haven’t used Fastcase 7 recently. You will learn how to set up bookmarks to speed your searches, use search history, use Fastcase’s authority check, whether to use natural language search or Boolean, interpret the interactive timeline in your results, share a link with a non-subscriber and about the semantic tag cloud that allows you to see words and phrases that occur frequently with your current search. 

Understanding the advanced features of Fastcase 7 can save you time and improve your searching abilities. The OBA will offer “Legal Research Using Fastcase for Oklahoma Lawyers” to its members on Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. There will be no registration fee, and one hour of MCLE credit (0 ethics) will be offered.

Click HERE to register!

Featured CLE

By Jim Calloway, OBA Management Assistance Program Director

Every fall, Apple holds a media event to highlight new versions of its offerings. This year the new features of iOS 16 have received a lot of attention. We know that upgrades are sometimes a mixed blessing. They bring needed features, but also, they seem to change things unnecessarily. One new feature is the ability to edit or unsend an iMessage, as long as you do it within 15 minutes. But the recipient will still see the message has been edited or removed.

From early reports, you will want to upgrade to iOS 16 sooner rather than later.

The 6 Best iOS 16 Features Coming to iPhones from PCMag is a good starting place to see the new features.

TechCrunch’s iOS 16 turns your iPhone into a more personal device notes the major additions of the last two upgrades and how the new redesigned Lock Screen, the improved wallpaper effects and the interactions with widgets and focuses are improved. This piece is worth reading just for its clear explanations of focuses.

CNBC covers a longer list of new features with short explanations in Apple just released a major update for your iPhone — here’s what’s new and how to get it.

You may be an iPhone user who doesn’t pay much attention to iOS updates. But many of the new features noted above are quite helpful, and if you do not know about them, you may miss them.

The Oklahoma Bar Journal is a publication of the Oklahoma Bar Association. All rights reserved. Copyright© 2022 Oklahoma Bar Association. Statements or opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the Oklahoma Bar Association, its officers, Board of Governors, Board of Editors or staff. Although advertising copy is reviewed, no endorsement of any product or service offered by any advertisement is intended or implied by publication. Advertisers are solely responsible for the content of their ads, and the OBA reserves the right to edit or reject any advertising copy for any reason. Legal articles carried in The Oklahoma Bar Journal are selected by the Board of Editors. Information about submissions can be found at www.okbar.org.