COURTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COURTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah jury duty scam persists http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57796365-78/courts-information-jury-duty.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57796365-78/courts-information-jury-duty.html.csp">Utah jury duty scam persists</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T13:49:57.536-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 01:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah State Courts is advising people not to be fooled by a jury duty scam that continues to persist throughout the nation. The scam involves an individual who claims to be a court employee calling a member of the public alleging they failed to report for jury service and indicating a warrant has been issued for their arrest. The caller requests personal identifying information — such as birthday, social security number, and sometimes credit card numbers — from the individual in order to can...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57796365@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:49:57 MDT Letter: Opposition to same-sex marriage is all about same-gender sex http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753513-82/sex-gender-icky-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57753513-82/sex-gender-icky-marriage.html.csp">Letter: Opposition to same-sex marriage is all about same-gender sex</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T01:01:03.58-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Why don’t the people who are fighting marriage equality in Utah just speak the truth in their briefs and before the judges? All they have to say is that the thought of two members of the same gender having sex is icky. It would sure cut down on the lengthy, falsely contrived excuses currently being made in federal courts. Isn’t honesty the best policy? Kathryn Levine 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> 57753513@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT Letter: SL City doesn’t have enough pickleball courts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57729037-82/courts-lake-tennis-pickleball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57729037-82/courts-lake-tennis-pickleball.html.csp">Letter: SL City doesn’t have enough pickleball courts</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T01:01:03.449-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Let me be the first to lob some logic and pass on some facts regarding John Becker’s letter “Too much pickleball” (Forum, March 24). He implies the popularity of PB is suspect and he states that Salt Lake City is converting tennis courts to PB courts at the expense of tennis players. St. George, Ogden and even Brigham City have designated PB courts, whereas Salt Lake does not. Temporary indoor courts set up at county recreation centers are very popular and crowded. They are only available on ...</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> 57729037@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Supreme Court comes down on side of domestic violence gun ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57733248-68/domestic-court-law-violence.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57733248-68/domestic-court-law-violence.html.csp">Supreme Court comes down on side of domestic violence gun ban</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T09:05:02.581-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 09:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Supreme Court says a federal law barring people convicted of minor domestic violence offenses from possessing guns can be enforced even in states where no proof of physical force is required to support the domestic violence charge. The justices on Wednesday reinstated charges against a Tennessee man who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor domestic assault in 2001. He was then charged in 2009 with illegal possession of a firearm. Lower courts threw out the gun charge because Tennessee ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577332482014-03-26T09:05:02.581-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-26T09:05:02.581-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57733248@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:05:02 MDT Letter: SLC is going too far with pickleball http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57712432-82/pickleball-com-courts-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57712432-82/pickleball-com-courts-lake.html.csp">Letter: SLC is going too far with pickleball</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T07:45:35.076-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 07:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City’s move to sweep tennis off the public courts and replace it with pickleball is a bad dill. Without any public conversation, the city is restriping and lowering nets on courts around town to make way for a sport with an unproven track record (“Pickleball goes outdoors in Salt Lake City,” Tribune, July 19, 2012). A test court or two may make sense to gauge public interest in pickleball, but conversion of dozens of popular tennis courts all at once is not in the best interest of ten...</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> 57712432@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:45:35 MDT Legal winds building for same-sex marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57716662-68/circuit-court-marriage-supreme.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57716662-68/circuit-court-marriage-supreme.html.csp">Legal winds building for same-sex marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIK ECKHOLM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> c.2014 New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T12:53:16.842-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 12:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With a slew of cases barreling toward federal appeals courts, almost certainly including the decision Friday that overturned Michigan’s restrictive marriage amendment, the legal battle over same-sex marriage is entering a new and climactic phase. Decisions in the coming months will resonate beyond individual states across entire regions and may impel the Supreme Court to revisit the issue sooner than it wished. Legal experts say the country is entering what one called a “marriage spring” and pre...</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> 57716662@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:53:16 MDT Letter: SLC should keep space for community garden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57702840-82/space-sugar-community-garden.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57702840-82/space-sugar-community-garden.html.csp">Letter: SLC should keep space for community garden</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-22T01:01:05.543-06:00">Updated Mar 22, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Re the “open space” in Sugar House where the old tennis courts by Fairmont Park are located: I know the city is considering selling that land to developers to make even more condos in the Sugar House area. This is the last thing we need in that space (“SLC wants to sell ‘surplus’ space on streetcar line,” Tribune, March 1). The community garden that has been there the last few years not only brings beauty to that space, which has been an abandoned tennis court for as long as I have lived here,...</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> 57702840@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT Bill to overhaul Utah court system shelved for further study http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57575661-78/courts-court-system-justice.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57575661-78/courts-court-system-justice.html.csp">Bill to overhaul Utah court system shelved for further study</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-10T21:05:11.046-06:00">Updated Mar 10, 2014 09:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah will not be overhauling its court system — at least, not yet. A proposal from a state legislator that recommends reining in the power and reach of local justice courts while creating an entirely new layer of state circuit courts has been shelved this legislative session. But that’s OK, said the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jeremy Peterson. “There are a lot of moving parts involved,” Peterson said last month. “We determined it might be better to study this in collaboration with the judiciary before ...</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> 57575661@www.sltrib.com Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:05:11 MDT Utah Legislature leaves stream access issue up to the courts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57592715-90/access-stream-public-issue.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57592715-90/access-stream-public-issue.html.csp">Utah Legislature leaves stream access issue up to the courts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T22:09:33.471-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 10:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Legislature won’t act on stream access this year, but wants to see what the courts will rule before deciding whether to bring the issue back to Capitol Hill. During a meeting late last week with House Speaker Becky Lockhart and House Majority Whip Greg Hughes, the Utah Stream Access Coalition was told a bill sponsored by Rep. Dixon Pitcher, R-Ogden, would not make it out of the House Rules Committee. “They basically told us that we had been upfront and straightforward and that we deserved t...</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> 57592715@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:09:33 MDT