COURTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COURTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Judges weigh same-sex marriage cases in four states http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58269141-68/marriage-gay-state-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58269141-68/marriage-gay-state-court.html.csp">Judges weigh same-sex marriage cases in four states</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T18:17:18.746-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 06:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CINCINNATI • Three federal judges weighing arguments in a landmark gay marriage hearing Wednesday peppered attorneys on both sides with tough questions, with one judge expressing deep skepticism about whether courts are the ideal setting for major social change and another saying the democratic process can be too slow. The judges in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considered arguments in six cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, setting the stage for historic rulings in each ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582691412014-08-07T18:17:18.746-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T18:17:18.746-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58269141@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:17:18 MDT Court hearing gay marriage arguments from 4 states http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267046-68/marriage-gay-court-arguments.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267046-68/marriage-gay-court-arguments.html.csp">Court hearing gay marriage arguments from 4 states</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AMANDA LEE MYERS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T15:47:42.558-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 03:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cincinnati • A federal appeals court judge hearing arguments in six gay marriage fights in a landmark hearing Wednesday expressed deep skepticism about whether the courts are the ideal setting for such major change, saying that the best way to win the hearts and minds of Americans on the issue would be the democratic process. The judge, Jeffrey S. Sutton of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, peppered attorneys with the question and said it was strange that the same-sex couples fighting state...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582670462014-08-06T15:47:42.558-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-06T15:47:42.558-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267046@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:47:42 MDT Utah case just one among gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58262976-68/marriage-gay-court-circuit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58262976-68/marriage-gay-court-circuit.html.csp">Utah case just one among gay marriage arguments flooding federal courts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AMANDA LEE MYERS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T15:18:22.044-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 03:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cincinnati • Federal appeals courts soon will hear arguments in gay marriage fights from nine states, part of a slew of cases putting pressure on the U.S. Supreme Court to issue a final verdict. If the appeals judges continue the unbroken eight-month streak of rulings in favor of gay marriage, that could make it easier for the nation’s highest court to come down on the side of supporters. If even one ruling goes against them in the four courts taking up the issue in the coming weeks, it would cr...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582629762014-08-05T15:18:22.044-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T15:18:22.044-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58262976@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:18:22 MDT Op-ed: Fix Utah’s “broken windows,” or we’ll see more scandal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246249-82/utah-shurtleff-judge-broken.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246249-82/utah-shurtleff-judge-broken.html.csp">Op-ed: Fix Utah’s “broken windows,” or we’ll see more scandal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marcus R. Mumford</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T16:09:10.463-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 04:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In response to criminal charges recently filed against former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, many Utahns are asking: How could this happen? Acknowledgement: I’m not disinterested. I represent some of the principal accusers in those matters. I have also been litigating a class action on behalf of Utah homeowners against Bank of America for illegal foreclosure practices – a case Shurtleff allegedly attempted to undermine before going to work for the bank’s D.C. law fir...</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> 58246249@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:09:10 MDT Lowry: Obama thinks lawlessness is hilarious http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58196724-82/obama-president-executive-mandate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58196724-82/obama-president-executive-mandate.html.csp">Lowry: Obama thinks lawlessness is hilarious</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T12:41:41.27-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 12:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">President Barack Obama styles himself a wit, and some of his best material lately has to do with his abuse of his powers. “As long as they’re doing nothing, I’m not going to apologize for doing something,” Obama riffed to a crowd at the Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., on July 1, referring to Republicans. “So sue me.” Hilarity ensued. He cracked them up in Austin, Texas, last week. “You hear some of them,” he said, “‘Sue him.’ ‘Impeach him.’ Really? Really? For what? You’re going ...</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> 58196724@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:41:41 MDT Letter: Why charge only golfers? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194329-82/golf-fee-charge-course.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194329-82/golf-fee-charge-course.html.csp">Letter: Why charge only golfers?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T16:27:02.25-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 04:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I don’t understand why there isn’t anything said about the costs of operations for city parks and tennis courts. We pay upwards to $40 to $50 for a round of golf now, so why doesn’t the city charge a fee to use the parks and tennis courts? If the juniors are excluded in the golf fee increase, why include the seniors? The golf rate should be the same for everyone, including city employees. I’d also like to understand why secondary water couldn’t be connected to existing golf course watering syste...</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> 58194329@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:27:02 MDT On marriage equality, courts strive to catch up with the rest of us ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58183153-82/marriage-attorney-com-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58183153-82/marriage-attorney-com-gay.html.csp">On marriage equality, courts strive to catch up with the rest of us ...</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T16:40:21.232-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 04:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The basic constitutional question that is at the nub of most big Supreme Court issues is not so much the merits of any particular question. It is about who gets to decide — the feds, the state, the city, the corporation, the church or the individual. Even though the opponents of same-sex marriage are complaining that the courts are overstepping their bounds, the effect of striking down all the state bans is that the choice of who is married is up to the individuals involved, as the culture — aka...</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> 58183153@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:40:21 MDT Immigration courts, already backlogged, face a new deluge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177224-68/immigration-immigrants-border-courts.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177224-68/immigration-immigrants-border-courts.html.csp">Immigration courts, already backlogged, face a new deluge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By AMY TAXIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T19:22:36.399-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 07:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Adolescent girls in braids and pigtails and teenage boys wearing jeans and sneakers sat alongside their parents in the courtroom of Immigration Judge Frank Travieso to hear how long they might be allowed to stay in the United States. Travieso grabbed four thick books and dropped each one on his desk with a thud, warning the families in his Los Angeles courtroom about the thousands of pages of immigration laws and interpretations that could affect their cases and urging them to get...</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> 58177224@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:22:36 MDT Letter: Why does Rainbow Family get to camp so long? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58154722-82/forest-rainbow-aid-band.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58154722-82/forest-rainbow-aid-band.html.csp">Letter: Why does Rainbow Family get to camp so long?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T17:13:34.029-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Why only 10 days for us? As we go onto the National Forest, we see signs that state there is only a 10-day camping limit. If this is true, then why are the Rainbow people allowed to camp out on forest property for months and no one tries to run them off? If this was the normal person, the forest ranger would ask you to find another spot because your 10 days are up. Why don’t they enforce the laws on the Rainbow people? Instead they take the courts out to where they are and don’t enforce the laws...</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> 58154722@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:13:34 MDT Court: Islamic law holds no legal sway in India http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58156835-68/court-india-shariah-courts.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58156835-68/court-india-shariah-courts.html.csp">Court: Islamic law holds no legal sway in India</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NIRMALA GEORGE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T12:01:06.69-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 12:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New Delhi • Islamic courts have no legal authority in India, the country’s Supreme Court ruled Monday, saying Muslims cannot be legally subject to a parallel religious authority. Individuals may abide by Shariah court rulings if they wish, but cannot be legally forced to do so, Judge C. K. Prasad said. “No religion is allowed to curb anyone’s fundamental rights,” he told the court, giving the decision of a two-judge bench. Indian law does not recognize Shariah court rulings, he said. The court w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581568352014-07-07T12:01:06.69-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-07T12:01:06.69-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58156835@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:01:06 MDT