Lankford: Supreme Court Decision Must Increase Collaboration between Oklahoma and Tribal Law Enforcement

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today offered the following statement after the Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision in Oklahoma v. Castro-Huerta that the federal government and the states can prosecute crimes committed by non-tribal members against tribal members in Indian country: "Since the 2020 Supreme Court decision in McGirt, the FBI has been overwhelmed prosecuting criminal cases in Oklahoma. The Supreme Court's decision today affirms the responsibility of federal and… Continue Reading


Lankford, Inhofe Celebrate OU Women’s Softball Team WCWS Title

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) made the following comments after the Senate passed S.Res.700 congratulating the University of Oklahoma Sooners softball team on winning the 2022 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Women's College World Series (WCWS). "Oklahoma is proud of the women of OU softball and now the US Senate has formally recognized and celebrated the OU Softball team for their sixth national championship win," said Lankford. "Th… Continue Reading


Lankford Celebrates Victory for Religious Liberty with Supreme Court Decision in Favor of Coach Kennedy

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - Senator James Lankford (R-OK) today celebrated a big victory for religious freedom when the Supreme Court held 6-3 in favor of Coach Joe Kennedy in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District that "the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment protect an individual engaging in a personal religious observance from government reprisal" and that "the Constitution neither mandates nor permits the government to suppress such religious expression." This decision reverse… Continue Reading