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[In The News] US Supreme Court case of McGirt v. Oklahoma

SCOTUS Ruling on McGirt V. Oklahoma document

In the recent United States Supreme Court cases of McGirt v. Oklahoma and Murphy v. Royal the Supreme Court ruled that Indian tribe members who are charged or committed crimes in the Creek tribe territory or reservation cannot be prosecuted by the Oklahoma state government, the Indian tribe member can only be prosecuted in federal …

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Justice for Corey

Today, after nearly three decades of hoping, praying and fighting, Corey Atchison walked out of the Tulsa County Jail a free man. Atchison served 28 years in jail after being convicted in the 1991 murder of James Lane. Today, while reading her decision, District Judge Sharon Holmes described what happened to Atchison as a “fundamental …

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Undeterred

We are undeterred. Corey Atchison’s family & friends gathered outside the courtroom today with hopeful anticipation. Unfortunately, Judge Sharon Holmes announced a delay in ruling today on the Corey Atchison case. Our new hearing date is July 16, 2019. “As many of you know, I have been absent from the courthouse for about two months,” …

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Judge Expected to Free a Tulsa Man Imprisoned 28 Years for Murder

Teen Witnesses Coerced into Confessions by Police On June 11th, a judge will decide whether to free a man who has served nearly three decades in prison for murder. Corey Atchison was convicted in 1991 of killing James Warren Lane and sentenced to life in prison. He has always proclaimed his innocence. Atchison and his …

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Fiercely Competitive Medical Cannabis Industry Emerging in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s medical marijuana industry is shaping up to be one of the most unique MMJ markets in the nation, with a large number of players vying for attention. “Oklahoma did medical marijuana like we started our state,” said Joe Norwood, an attorney at Norwood Law Firm in Tulsa. “Everyone just lined up, the starting gun …

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Tulsa Lawyer Blasted for Representing Client

Tulsa World Article, published February 12, 2015 Joseph M. Norwood wound up being the “bad guy” because he advocated for his client by challenging the “no pay no play” provision in Oklahoma’s tort reform law. Read the full article at: Tulsa World