CONSTITUTION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CONSTITUTION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Editorial: Bundy is a lawbreaker, not a hero http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57822839-82/bundy-government-americans-constitution.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57822839-82/bundy-government-americans-constitution.html.csp">Editorial: Bundy is a lawbreaker, not a hero</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T11:34:38.849-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 11:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cliven Bundy and his ragtag band of armed supporters forced the federal government to back down as the roundup of Bundy cattle was called off and the bovines returned to the Nevada rancher. Some declared victory and hailed the outcome a clear blow against tyranny and a win for freedom. Hardly. The only winner in this was a scofflaw who has twice lost in the courts for running cattle where they don’t belong and skipping out on grazing fees. Some 20,000 ranchers in Western states abide by BLM re...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57822839@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:34:38 MDT Letter: America needs constitutional amendment declaring money is not speech http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57790905-82/speech-america-citizens-money.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57790905-82/speech-america-citizens-money.html.csp">Letter: America needs constitutional amendment declaring money is not speech</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T18:18:01.86-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">America should amend the Constitution to declare money is not equal to speech. Five Supreme Court justices have sold our democracy to the wealthy and it started with the “Citizens United” ruling. They will continue with the philosophy “speech for sale” until we, as citizens, demand otherwise. Tom Mills Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790905@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:18:01 MDT Pyle: Phelps allowed to rant, and lost the battle http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57710817-82/phelps-fred-www-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57710817-82/phelps-fred-www-http.html.csp">Pyle: Phelps allowed to rant, and lost the battle</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George Pyle</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T23:37:03.219-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 11:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I could just imagine the gleam in Fred Phelps’ eye when he heard that I was hoping to have one of his picket signs for a souvenir. The one that said “The Fag Rag” in very large, hand painted letters. Phelps, the leader of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., had brought his traveling circus of hate to Salina, Kan., where he was picketing, among other things, the newspaper I was then the editor of. We were on his list of targets — and had earned that special title — because our editorial...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57710817@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 23:37:03 MDT Voters will decide if Utah Tax Commission should be partisan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57676229-90/commission-utah-democrats-partisan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57676229-90/commission-utah-democrats-partisan.html.csp">Voters will decide if Utah Tax Commission should be partisan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T22:42:54.488-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 10:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah voters will soon decide whether to erase a requirement in the Utah Constitution that at least some Democrats must be appointed to the Utah State Tax Commission. The House voted 66-5 to pass SJR7. It proposes a constitutional amendment that has passed the House and Senate by two-thirds majorities, and will go to voters this fall. Democrats in the House supported the amendment, while Democrats in the Senate fought it. Currently, the constitution requires that no more than two of the commiss...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57676229@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:42:54 MDT Lawmakers want voters to amend Constitution on education http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57607928-78/education-state-board-governor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57607928-78/education-state-board-governor.html.csp">Lawmakers want voters to amend Constitution on education</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kristen Moulton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T22:10:22.473-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 10:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Leaving the selection of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction to the elected state Board of Education is an “anachronistic” legacy of the federal government’s suspicions about Utah’s Mormon founders, a state lawmaker said Thursday. The Senate Education Committee voted Thursday to send SJR12, a step toward giving the governor and the Senate a role in the selection, to the full Senate for a vote. If the full Legislature approves, voters would be asked to amend the Utah Constitution to ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57607928@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:10:22 MDT