Returned Mail Does Not Satisfy Due Process for Sale of Tax Deed

How much notice is required to a property owner before the state can sell his land for the delinquent taxes? In a recent opinion, the Oklahoma Supreme Court held that mere compliance with state statutes was not sufficient to satisfy constitutional due process.  See Crownover v. Keel. In that case, a county sold real property for nonpayment of taxes….


HIV discrimination case moves to the full Tenth Circuit

Can a jail intentionally discriminate against an arrestee because of his HIV status? In 2012, the Payne County Jail in Stillwater, Oklahoma moved an HIV positive arrestee from general population to solitary confinement “due to his HIV status.” Unlike detainees in general population, people held in solitary confinement at the Payne County Jail are locked…