DECISION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DECISION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Utah same-sex marriage opponents hope case not undone by technicality http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836336-78/utah-case-court-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57836336-78/utah-case-court-county.html.csp">Utah same-sex marriage opponents hope case not undone by technicality</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="2014-04-19T12:18:41.919-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 12:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There’s a small concern lurking beneath the surface in Utah’s same-sex marriage case, a quiet question that some experts say could derail the state’s push to permanently ban gay and lesbian unions. Although few believe it poses a serious threat to the case’s trajectory — likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court by summer — the question persists: Could Kitchen v. Herbert be thrown out on a technicality? On Tuesday, Utah’s lead counsel Gene C. Schaerr drew attention to a question posed to both si...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57836336@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:18:41 MDT U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57837299-68/pipeline-state-obama-decision.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57837299-68/pipeline-state-obama-decision.html.csp">U.S. puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T18:45:24.222-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 06:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely. In a surprise announcement Friday as Washington was winding down for Easter, the State Department said federal agencies will have more time to weigh in on the politically fraught decision — but declined to say how much longer. Officials said the decision will have to wait for the dust to s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578372992014-04-18T18:45:24.222-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-18T18:45:24.222-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57837299@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:45:24 MDT Utah Jazz GM says Corbin decision coming ‘in short order’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57833596-87/corbin-decision-season-lindsey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57833596-87/corbin-decision-season-lindsey.html.csp">Utah Jazz GM says Corbin decision coming ‘in short order’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T10:14:15.092-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 10:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A decision on the future of Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin is coming “in short order,” general manager Dennis Lindsey said Thursday afternoon. Addressing the media after the team’s annual end-of-season meetings at EnergySolutions Arena, Lindsey declined to say whether a decision regarding Corbin has already been made. “When we spoke to Ty and his representation during the year, we laid out [that] we wanted to take the full season,” Lindsey said. “We want to take a small period now for all of...</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> 57833596@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:14:15 MDT Utah Jazz: Nowhere to go but up for young Jazz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57834076-87/jazz-lindsey-season-corbin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57834076-87/jazz-lindsey-season-corbin.html.csp">Utah Jazz: Nowhere to go but up for young Jazz</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T08:10:59.179-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 08:10AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It had been 187 days since Trey Burke threw that preseason bounce pass, hitting his finger against a defender in such a way that the bone fractured. But as the rookie point guard cleared out his locker on Thursday morning, it wouldn’t bend normally.As the Jazz gathered at EnergySolutions for one last time before parting ways, the stiffness in Burke’s finger wasn’t the only lingering memory of a 25-57 season — one of the worst in franchise history.“I know it’s tough. Nobody likes losing, especial...</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> 57834076@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:10:59 MDT Brigham City doc should get new sentence, attorney argues http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57823708-78/mackay-death-attorney-argued.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57823708-78/mackay-death-attorney-argued.html.csp">Brigham City doc should get new sentence, attorney argues</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T22:16:21.751-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 10:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An attorney for a Brigham City doctor convicted of multiple counts of unlawfully distributing painkillers to hundreds of patients asked a federal judge on Tuesday to reconsider his mandatory 20-year prison sentence. Peter Stirba, attorney for Dewey C. MacKay, told U.S. District Judge Dee Benson that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision now requires that a controlled substance like the oxycodone and hydrocodone Mackay prescribed must individually be capable of causing a death for a mandatory min...</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> 57823708@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:16:21 MDT Interim prime minister in Libya to quit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815109-68/government-libya-minister-prime.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57815109-68/government-libya-minister-prime.html.csp">Interim prime minister in Libya to quit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ESAM MOHAMED</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T18:32:22.235-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 06:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tripoli, Libya • Libya’s government said Sunday that the interim prime minister had declined a parliamentary mandate to form a new government and will instead step down, in a move likely to compound the difficulties facing a government already divided and facing widespread unrest and militia violence. Interim Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani announced on the interim government’s website that he was leaving his post, but would stay on as head of the Cabinet until a replacement could be found. He...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578151092014-04-13T18:32:22.235-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-13T18:32:22.235-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57815109@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:32:22 MDT Boxing: Manny Pacquiao beats Bradley by decision in rematch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57813213-77/pacquiao-bradley-decision-fight.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57813213-77/pacquiao-bradley-decision-fight.html.csp">Boxing: Manny Pacquiao beats Bradley by decision in rematch</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GREG BEACHAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T00:43:51.059-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 12:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Las Vegas • Nearly two years later, Manny Pacquiao finally got the decision most people thought he deserved the first time against Timothy Bradley. Pacquiao won a unanimous decision in his rematch with Bradley on Saturday night, avenging his 2012 loss and claiming the WBO welterweight title. Pacquiao (56-5-2) pursued and peppered the previously unbeaten Bradley around the MGM Grand Garden ring with an aggressive effort occasionally recalling the Pacman in his prime. Bradley fought back with coun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578132132014-04-13T00:43:51.059-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-13T00:43:51.059-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57813213@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:43:51 MDT NBA notes: Jabari Parker says he won’t go on LDS mission http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57808590-87/parker-decision-duke-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57808590-87/parker-decision-duke-season.html.csp">NBA notes: Jabari Parker says he won’t go on LDS mission</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-12T19:46:16.564-06:00">Updated Apr 12, 2014 07:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jabari Parker made one decision known Friday, though the freshman phenom from Duke left basketball fans waiting for his answer regarding another question. In Los Angeles for the Wooden Awards, Parker, a Mormon, told ESPN L.A. that he had ruled out serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “I think I have at this point,” he said. “It’s either between returning [to school] or [declaring for the draft].” On that front, basketball fans will have to wait a few m...</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> 57808590@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Apr 2014 19:46:16 MDT Op-ed: Will sage grouse go the way of the lesser prairie-chicken http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57808136-82/grouse-conservation-sage-lesser.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57808136-82/grouse-conservation-sage-lesser.html.csp">Op-ed: Will sage grouse go the way of the lesser prairie-chicken</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Ed Arnett and Terry Riley</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T18:18:02.546-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As wildlife biologists, hunters, and conservationists, we watched closely as the fate of the lesser prairie-chicken unfolded on March 27 with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list the medium-sized game bird as “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act. The fact that a once widely distributed and extensively hunted game bird would be considered for an ESA listing is unfortunate, and the USFWS decision disappointed many. But the lesser prairie-chicken can be restored and event...</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> 57808136@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:18:02 MDT Op-ed: Are Utahns prepared for the end of their lives? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802515-82/healthcare-decisions-decision-making.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57802515-82/healthcare-decisions-decision-making.html.csp">Op-ed: Are Utahns prepared for the end of their lives?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sue Childress</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T18:18:01.867-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes.” — Benjamin Franklin In the past year, national and local news have highlighted end-of-life decision situations that eventually led to legal interventions. On a local level, many Tribune readers followed University of Utah professors Peggy Battin and Brooke Hopkins as they made decisions individually and as a team with their providers to determine the course of his care following a traumatic bike accident. Both Brook...</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> 57802515@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:18:01 MDT Letter: Supreme Court ruling will create new robber barons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57790970-82/political-barons-robber-cartoon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57790970-82/political-barons-robber-cartoon.html.csp">Letter: Supreme Court ruling will create new robber barons</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T10:04:47.541-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 10:04AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Over 100 years ago, political cartoonist Joseph Keppler drew a political cartoon. It depicted larger than life robber barons representing various trusts and special interests on the Senate floor towering over the politicians. That cartoon is as timely today as it was then, especially after the Supreme Court’s decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission (“Court loosens rules for big political campaign donors,” Tribune, April 2). This decision, coupled with Citizen’s United, will cr...</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> 57790970@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:04:47 MDT Court won’t review gay-ceremony photo case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57787770-68/court-commitment-mexico-service.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57787770-68/court-commitment-mexico-service.html.csp">Court won’t review gay-ceremony photo case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Robert Barnes</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T19:15:02.023-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 07:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Supreme Court declined on Monday to consider whether a New Mexico photographer had a free-speech right to refuse service to a same-sex couple who wanted her to record their commitment ceremony. Without comment, the court said it would not review a decision by the New Mexico Supreme Court that the denial of service violated the state’s public accommodations law, which bans discrimination by those offering their services to the public. The New Mexico decision had prompted some st...</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> 57787770@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:15:02 MDT Justices won’t take up NSA phone-records case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57787823-68/court-klayman-appeals-nsa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57787823-68/court-klayman-appeals-nsa.html.csp">Justices won’t take up NSA phone-records case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SAM HANANEL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-07T19:15:02.118-06:00">Updated Apr 7, 2014 07:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The Supreme Court on Monday declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records, instead allowing the dispute to work its way through the usual lower-court process. The decision means the high court will not take the unusual step of short-circuiting appeals courts as they consider contrary opinions over the legitimacy of the agency’s vast surveillance program. Conservative lawyer Larry Kl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577878232014-04-07T19:15:02.118-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-07T19:15:02.118-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57787823@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:15:02 MDT Letter: Supreme Court ruling is conservative idea that money equals free speech http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57775134-82/money-conservative-court-speech.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57775134-82/money-conservative-court-speech.html.csp">Letter: Supreme Court ruling is conservative idea that money equals free speech</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-06T23:15:01.767-06:00">Updated Apr 6, 2014 11:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I want to express my disgust at the conservative and activist judiciary of the Supreme Court of the United States and its recent decision to uncover the For Sale signs on our government — and make no mistake, this is a “conservative” project (“Court loosens rules for big political campaign donors,” Tribune, April 2). The Dems may play the game, too, but the rules are solidly a Republican creation. How on earth does anyone buy the sheer nonsense that “money equals speech”? Why don’t we let 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> 57775134@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Apr 2014 23:15:01 MDT Letter: Supreme Court ruling turned U.S. over to the wealthy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57774237-82/court-decision-campaign-commission.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57774237-82/court-decision-campaign-commission.html.csp">Letter: Supreme Court ruling turned U.S. over to the wealthy</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:07.011-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. Orrin Hatch said the U.S. Supreme Court decision McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission was “a victory for all Americans and the free-speech protections ...” He is wrong. This decision is a victory for unfettered capitalism and corruption (“Court loosens rules for big political campaign donors,” Tribune, April 2). The Koch brothers and a few of their cronies have just bought the government of the United States. You may continue to think that you live in a democratic republic, but yo...</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> 57774237@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:07 MDT Utah Jazz must protect the ball vs. New Orleans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57775060-87/ball-jazz-orleans-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/jazz/57775060-87/ball-jazz-orleans-utah.html.csp">Utah Jazz must protect the ball vs. New Orleans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Aaron Falk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T17:26:56.13-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">All things considered, Trey Burke’s goal for the last two weeks of his rookie season is probably a bit too lofty. The Utah Jazz have season games left, and their young floor leader’s stated mission is to win them all. Easier said than done considering the Jazz are 23-52 to this point. As they begin their final push tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans, perhaps a simpler goal for the Jazz would be to just hold onto the ball. Turnovers have plagued Utah in the team’s first three meetings with ...</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> 57775060@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:26:56 MDT Lowry: The First Amendment wins http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57773546-82/decision-amendment-political-candidates.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57773546-82/decision-amendment-political-candidates.html.csp">Lowry: The First Amendment wins</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rich Lowry</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The National Review</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T06:23:01.402-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 06:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Every time the Supreme Court rules in favor of the First Amendment in a campaign-finance case, the left recoils in disgust. The court’s 5-4 decision in McCutcheon v. FEC is the latest occasion for the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth. The court struck down the limit on the aggregate amount a donor can give to candidates and political-party committees, ruling it incompatible with First Amendment protections for political expression. The left pronounced itself outraged. Sen. Chuck Schumer...</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> 57773546@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:23:01 MDT Letter: Supreme Court decision moves U.S. toward plutocracy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57770038-82/court-campaign-decision-democracy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57770038-82/court-campaign-decision-democracy.html.csp">Letter: Supreme Court decision moves U.S. toward plutocracy</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T05:45:16.82-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 05:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The USA likes to present itself as the shining example of democracy. However, the U.S. Supreme Court decision on campaign funding is yet another step in democracy’s decline (“High court voids overall campaign contribution limit,” Tribune, April 2). In the 2012 election, 93 percent of House seats and 79 percent of Senate races were won by the biggest spender. Moreover, it is estimated that members of Congress spend an average 30 percent of their time on fundraising. You don’t have to be a consp...</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> 57770038@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 05:45:16 MDT Collins: Surprise! The rich guys won again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57769684-82/rich-campaign-court-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57769684-82/rich-campaign-court-million.html.csp">Collins: Surprise! The rich guys won again</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By GAIL COLLINS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T11:43:01.4-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 11:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Today, we are going to discuss the Supreme Court decision on political donations. Already, we have run into a terrible problem, which is the difficulty in having a fun conversation about campaign finance laws. Let me try for a second: On Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., who once played Peppermint Patty in a school production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” told the nation it was unconstitutional to say that a rich person could only give a total of $123,200 to congressional campa...</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> 57769684@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 11:43:01 MDT Court loosens rules for big political campaign donors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57764991-90/campaign-candidates-committees-decision.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57764991-90/campaign-candidates-committees-decision.html.csp">Court loosens rules for big political campaign donors</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-03T07:43:14.363-06:00">Updated Apr 3, 2014 07:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A new Supreme Court ruling will allow the wealthy to pump more money into politics, a move that is likely to bolster state and national parties. Republicans in Utah hailed the decision as a free-speech victory, while Democrats expressed concern that this will only heighten the pressure to raise ever-increasing piles of campaign cash. In the 5-4 decision Wednesday, the court’s conservative-leaning justices struck down aggregate-contribution limits, though individual limits remain on the books. Wh...</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> 57764991@www.sltrib.com Thu, 03 Apr 2014 07:43:14 MDT