COURTS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COURTS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Letter: Supreme Court may not need to rule on marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138640-82/court-marriage-appeal-sex.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58138640-82/court-marriage-appeal-sex.html.csp">Letter: Supreme Court may not need to rule on marriage</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T17:12:03.06-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">With the federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision declaring Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, it’s time to consider the possibility the U.S. Supreme Court will never take-up an appeal. It takes four out of the nine justices to hear an appeal in the first place. Traditionally, the court won’t hear an appeal from a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals when it doesn’t contradict other Appeals Courts’ rulings on the same subject. There are 12 Circuit Courts of Appeal. It’s po...</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> 58138640@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:12:03 MDT Justices to take up pregnancy discrimination case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58137109-68/discrimination-pregnancy-ups-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58137109-68/discrimination-pregnancy-ups-case.html.csp">Justices to take up pregnancy discrimination case</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T08:09:02.49-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 08:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Supreme Court will take up the pregnancy discrimination claims of a package delivery driver for UPS who was refused a light duty assignment so she could continue working while pregnant. UPS driver Peggy Young lost her health benefits when UPS would not grant her light duty or allow her to continue her regular job. Young says the company allows employees with some medical conditions to perform jobs in which they can avoid lifting heavy packages. She returned to work after giving ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581371092014-07-01T08:09:02.49-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-01T08:09:02.49-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58137109@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:09:02 MDT Lawyer wanting to film divorce cases prompts Utah courts to yell ‘cut’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58066197-78/courts-johnson-court-rule.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58066197-78/courts-johnson-court-rule.html.csp">Lawyer wanting to film divorce cases prompts Utah courts to yell ‘cut’</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="2014-06-15T14:37:09.388-06:00">Updated Jun 15, 2014 02:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Eric Johnson was reading the newspaper last year when a column, written by a Utah judge, caught his eye. The judge, who was a member of a committee responsible for the historic opening of state courtrooms to cameras and other electronic media, said he hoped allowing the public to see what goes on in courtrooms from the comfort of their own homes – through television broadcasts of trial court proceedings — would increase public trust in the courts. It gave Johnson an idea: Why not broadcast div...</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> 58066197@www.sltrib.com Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:37:09 MDT Could U.S. Supreme Court decide not to decide on gay marriage? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58022917-90/case-circuit-court-courts.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58022917-90/case-circuit-court-courts.html.csp">Could U.S. Supreme Court decide not to decide on gay marriage?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dan Harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T18:09:36.601-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 06:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There’s no guarantee that the U.S. Supreme Court will have the final word on the same-sex marriage question, and one Utah lawmaker who’s an attorney believes it’s unlikely. Pointing to the unbroken string of 14 district court rulings overturning state same-sex marriage bans in recent months, beginning with Utah’s last December, Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City, says there appears to be little reason for the nation’s high court to take up the issue. “Do you really think that the Supreme Court wo...</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> 58022917@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:09:36 MDT Playground opens bearing Sierra Newbold’s name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58007460-78/playground-sierra-park-jordan.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58007460-78/playground-sierra-park-jordan.html.csp">Playground opens bearing Sierra Newbold’s name</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-30T22:24:59.605-06:00">Updated May 30, 2014 10:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Jordan • To say that Noah Harper likes the new Sierra Newbold Playground would be an understatement. “Make a playground like this just for me in our backyard,” the 8-year-old, who has cerebral palsy and is legally blind, said as he explored the facility on Friday. A rubberized surface makes the entire playground — which officially opened Friday — accessible to wheelchairs and walkers, like the one Noah uses, and allows children of all abilities to play on the equipment. The Sierra Newbold ...</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> 58007460@www.sltrib.com Fri, 30 May 2014 22:24:59 MDT Letter: Abide by the courts, Utah leaders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57981993-82/utah-leaders-sltrib-bans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57981993-82/utah-leaders-sltrib-bans.html.csp">Letter: Abide by the courts, Utah leaders</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T08:01:26.402-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 08:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If Utah’s leaders have sworn allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, isn’t it time to start abiding by the rulings coming from our country’s higher courts instead of fighting them? The May 20 Tribune featured two articles in which two federal judges overturned bans on gay marriages (in Utah and Oregon) stating the actions were unconstitutional. Other similar bans have also been overturned. This should tell us something. I also believe it is wrong that our leaders think it OK not to honor marriag...</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> 57981993@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 08:01:26 MDT Letter: Good governance, not anarchy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57989879-82/unconstitutional-bans-laws-anarchy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57989879-82/unconstitutional-bans-laws-anarchy.html.csp">Letter: Good governance, not anarchy</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T08:01:26.488-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 08:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It is sad that Utah’s chief executive does not understand the difference between enforcing laws and defending obviously unconstitutional laws in the courts. I say “obviously unconstitutional” because virtually every judge that has weighed the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans and who are typically well educated in the law, unlike our governor, have found such bans to be unconstitutional. Not defending such bans in the courts is an exercise in good, practical governance, not anarchy. D...</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> 57989879@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 08:01:26 MDT