GENERAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/GENERAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Virginia gay-marriage ban ruled unconstitutional http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58233092-68/marriage-virginia-circuit-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58233092-68/marriage-virginia-circuit-court.html.csp">Virginia gay-marriage ban ruled unconstitutional</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T19:46:58.599-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 07:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South. “We recognize that same-sex marriage makes some people deeply uncomfortable. However, inertia and apprehension are not legitimate bases for denying same-sex couples due process and equal protection of the laws,” Judge Henry Floyd wrote. The 2-1 ruling applies throughout the circuit that also includes West Virginia, Maryland, and the Carolina...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582330922014-07-28T19:46:58.599-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T19:46:58.599-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233092@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:46:58 MDT Experts doubt Swallow, Shurtleff will be tried together http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224624-78/swallow-shurtleff-cases-jury.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224624-78/swallow-shurtleff-cases-jury.html.csp">Experts doubt Swallow, Shurtleff will be tried together</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="2014-07-27T17:39:26.792-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 05:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Much ado has been made about the ties between Utah’s embattled former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow. Swallow was Shurtleff’s top deputy and his handpicked Republican successor. The men have been widely accused of accepting gifts from and engaging with the same questionable characters. In text messages and emails, they refer to one another in familiar terms. On Wednesday, when the former attorneys general appear in 3rd District Court for the first time, they will stand 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> 58224624@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:39:26 MDT Judge won’t make Shurtleff, Swallow testify in Jenson case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215995-78/jenson-shurtleff-case-general.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215995-78/jenson-shurtleff-case-general.html.csp">Judge won’t make Shurtleff, Swallow testify in Jenson case</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="2014-07-23T21:59:34.501-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the second time, a judge has refused to order Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow to testify about the prosecution of a convicted fraudster, who has alleged that the former attorneys general went after him for resisting a “pay-to-play” scheme at the heart of a scandal that led to the arrests of the two former Utah politicians. Undeterred by the judge’s decision, defense attorney Marcus Mumford insisted there was more politics to the prosecution of his client, Mark Sessions Jenson, than the case ...</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> 58215995@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:59:34 MDT Letter: Two-man crew gives Utah integrity http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215624-82/utah-general-system-attorney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215624-82/utah-general-system-attorney.html.csp">Letter: Two-man crew gives Utah integrity</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T17:13:02.059-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The ongoing attorney general scandal might not have happened if Utah had a viable two-party political system. It also might not have happened if people would stop voting by rote and take the time to become informed about the candidates and issues. In Utah we are lucky to have a system of checks and balances that actually works exceedingly well. This system is called District Attorneys Sim Gill and Troy Rawlings. What would we ever do without them? John M. Eggertsen Taylorsville</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> 58215624@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:13:02 MDT Letter: Appoint AG? Educate voters instead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58199033-82/swallow-voters-appointed-ballot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58199033-82/swallow-voters-appointed-ballot.html.csp">Letter: Appoint AG? Educate voters instead</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:45.757-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I read “more punditry on Shurtleff and Swallow” on the Tribune web page (State of the Debate blog, July 16), finding a comment by the Deseret News stating an appointment system for attorney general would be better than what we have! What? Appointed by who? What follows this, appointed governors, presidents? There are two directions to go in such a case, and this is not one of them! Reminds me of the tea party. Informing voters of who and what they are voting for, on the ballot, instead of just ...</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> 58199033@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:45 MDT Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58207693-68/israel-steinberg-carmeli-family.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58207693-68/israel-steinberg-carmeli-family.html.csp">Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T15:59:08.32-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 03:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel. Their love of that nation led both to join the Israel Defense Forces and fight against Hamas in Gaza Strip, where they were killed on Sunday. Steinberg, 24, and Carmeli, 21, were among 13 Israeli soldiers and 65 Palestinians who died during the first major ground battle in two weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas. Steinberg was part of an elite Golani infantry unit and had been working to locate terroris...</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> 58207693@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:59:08 MDT Swallow-Shurtleff charges: a black eye and a silver lining http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58199236-90/swallow-charges-degree-felony.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58199236-90/swallow-charges-degree-felony.html.csp">Swallow-Shurtleff charges: a black eye and a silver lining</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T18:40:27.113-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 06:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The scene was unprecedented: Two former statewide elected officials — who swore an oath to uphold and enforce the law — jailed after being arrested and charged with a slew of public-corruption charges. Their alleged crimes, equally unprecedented, range from bribery to accepting rides on private jets and massive houseboats, vacationing in beachfront villas of a convicted criminal and lying to federal investigators about their dealings. The alleged conduct of former Attorneys General Mark Shurtlef...</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> 58199236@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:40:27 MDT News roundup: 'This can't wait!' When political emails get weird http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58205661-64/trib-utah-court-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/outofcontext/58205661-64/trib-utah-court-state.html.csp">News roundup: 'This can't wait!' When political emails get weird</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="2014-07-21T08:03:38.712-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 08:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">'This can't wait!' Political emails get weird. SCOTUS grants Utah stay. Airport remodel could boost Utah's economy. Happy Monday. Does this get your attention: "Can we chat real quick?" or perhaps, "THIS CAN'T WAIT." Or maybe you'd click on a "We're so sorry." Those are just a few of the subject lines that political campaigns and operatives are using to try and grab the attention of potential donors and break through the massive flow of emails yearning for your time. Yes, they subject line...</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> 58205661@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:03:38 MDT Swallow, Shurtleff arrested, face 23 counts, up to 30 years prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58185969-78/swallow-shurtleff-utah-general.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58185969-78/swallow-shurtleff-utah-general.html.csp">Swallow, Shurtleff arrested, face 23 counts, up to 30 years prison</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke,</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">BOB Mims, Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T10:01:24.221-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 10:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the culmination of the most sweeping political scandal in Utah history, former Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff were arrested Tuesday and charged with a combined 23 counts that could land each in prison for 30 years. The two men were taken into custody at their homes without incident Tuesday morning and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail. Bail was set at $250,000 each. Shurtleff was released about 11:45 a.m. Swallow was let out about 12:15 p.m. Swallow, who was forced fro...</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> 58185969@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:01:24 MDT Letter: Shurtleff protests, but he doesn’t deny http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198188-82/shurtleff-innocent-response-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198188-82/shurtleff-innocent-response-utah.html.csp">Letter: Shurtleff protests, but he doesn’t deny</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:33:43.442-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I follow the recent developments of the arrest of former Attorneys General Shurtleff and Swallow with amazement, as do all the residents of Utah. What got me was Mr. Shurtleff’s response after being released on bail. He makes several statements that the arrest was “politically motivated” and a “political witch hunt.” My response to that is “So?” I did not see anything in his responses that says he was innocent, that he did not do what he is being charged with. He only attacks Sim Gill. Mr. S...</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> 58198188@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:33:43 MDT Letter: Bravo, Gill and Rawlings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198213-82/arrests-attorney-bravo-general.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198213-82/arrests-attorney-bravo-general.html.csp">Letter: Bravo, Gill and Rawlings</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:33:43.456-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I applaud the arrests of former Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff for alleged corruption. It was long overdue. Swallowgate has caused great embarrassment for the state of Utah as well as the attorney general’s office. While much still needs to be done to restore the public trust, these arrests are a giant leap in the right direction. Bravo to Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings for getting to the bottom of things and showing the r...</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> 58198213@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:33:43 MDT John Swallow’s court date moved to July 30 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198232-78/swallow-attorney-court-former.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58198232-78/swallow-attorney-court-former.html.csp">John Swallow’s court date moved to July 30</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T18:05:51.901-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 06:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow’s initial court appearance on bribery and other charges has been delayed about a week. Swallow originally was to appear in 3rd District Court on Tuesday. With the rescheduling, to 8:30 a.m. July 30, he will be seen with co-defendant Mark Shurtleff, also a former Utah attorney general. Shurtleff, who served 12 years as the state’s top law-enforcement officer, was charged this week with 10 felonies. Swallow, his handpicked successor, faces 11 felony and 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> 58198232@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:05:51 MDT Rolly: As ex-AG is booked, his Dem foe rises to Mormon temple leader http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58187160-90/shurtleff-attorney-richards-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58187160-90/shurtleff-attorney-richards-mormon.html.csp">Rolly: As ex-AG is booked, his Dem foe rises to Mormon temple leader</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T22:29:38.109-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow were arrested and charged with multiple felonies Tuesday, another event not nearly as sensational and with far less public attention took place 40 miles north of the Salt Lake County Jail. The comparison of the two events, though, evokes a symbol in Utah politics that can’t go without mention. Reed Richards, the Democrat whom Shurtleff defeated in 2000 to become the state’s attorney general, was made a member of the presidency of th...</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> 58187160@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:29:38 MDT Is the case against Swallow and Shurtleff solid? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58191811-90/shurtleff-swallow-case-attorney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58191811-90/shurtleff-swallow-case-attorney.html.csp">Is the case against Swallow and Shurtleff solid?</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="2014-07-17T10:56:15.657-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The amount of evidence, prosecutors say, is monumental. Thousands of pages of documents, interviews, emails and text messages, along with reels of recordings and receipts — they all implicate former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow in crimes with which they were charged Tuesday. And that’s only what’s been made public in news reports and previous probes. “There’s a lot of information — from the [Utah] House panel investigation, the lieutenant governor’s report, investigations ...</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> 58191811@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:56:15 MDT Shurtleff, Swallow get first court dates http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58194504-78/court-shurtleff-swallow-appearance.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58194504-78/court-shurtleff-swallow-appearance.html.csp">Shurtleff, Swallow get first court dates</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T22:47:29.782-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 10:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is scheduled to make his first appearance in 3rd District Court on July 30 at 8:30 a.m. Shurtleff, who served 12 years as Utah’s top law-enforcement officer, was charged this week with 10 felonies. His handpicked successor, former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, is scheduled to make his first appearance in the same court Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. on 11 felony and two misdemeanor counts. Both men have proclaimed their innocence. They are accused of receivin...</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> 58194504@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:47:29 MDT Gallery: Embattled former Utah AG Mark Shurtleff through the years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58186328-78/attorney-former-general-mark.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58186328-78/attorney-former-general-mark.html.csp">Gallery: Embattled former Utah AG Mark Shurtleff through the years</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T10:22:05.676-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 10:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts. Here, we take a look at John Swallow through his time as Attorney General and through the scandal that forced his resignation and eventually led to the latest developments.</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> 58186328@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:22:05 MDT Charges tie Shurtleff job interview to Bank of America deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58188015-78/shurtleff-bank-america-attorney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58188015-78/shurtleff-bank-america-attorney.html.csp">Charges tie Shurtleff job interview to Bank of America deal</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="2014-07-16T17:00:56.463-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 05:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Then-Attorney General Mark Shurtleff interviewed for a job with a law firm that represents Bank of America just two months before he personally signed a settlement of a lawsuit against the financial giant over whether it was illegally foreclosing on homes in Utah. He subsequently was hired for the post. The disclosure of the two days of job interviews was included in criminal charges filed Tuesday against Shurtleff and his handpicked successor, John Swallow, who resigned in December in the wake...</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> 58188015@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:00:56 MDT Letter: No, Governor, this is good day for Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58190114-82/utah-general-governor-sad.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58190114-82/utah-general-governor-sad.html.csp">Letter: No, Governor, this is good day for Utah</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T11:27:32.382-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert says that it is a sad day for Utah because two former Attorneys General have been arrested. He is afraid that Utah will now wear a big black eye. It is no surprise to me that I disagree with the governor. Whatever the outcome, the process underway shows that Utah is trying to live up to the appropriate standards and applicable laws. It is a very good day for Utah. Priscilla Kawakami 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> 58190114@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:27:32 MDT More punditry on Shurtleff & Swallow ... http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58190497-82/shurtleff-utah-swallow-general.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58190497-82/shurtleff-utah-swallow-general.html.csp">More punditry on Shurtleff & Swallow ...</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="2014-07-16T15:09:19.774-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 03:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Today’s papers bring more commentary on the Tuesday arrests of two former Utah attorneys general. The Spectrum throws the book at them. Do does the dude from The online St. George News. (It’s really hot down there.) The Herald (which writes very few local editorials) urges patience. The Deseret News has a suggested solution which, perhaps surprisingly, bemoans Utah’s status as a one-party state. — Arrests of ex-AGs stain Utah’s image — St. George Spectrum Editorial “The last two Utah attorneys g...</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> 58190497@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:09:19 MDT Gallery: Embattled former Utah AG John Swallow through the years http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58186290-78/john-swallow-attorney-former.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58186290-78/john-swallow-attorney-former.html.csp">Gallery: Embattled former Utah AG John Swallow through the years</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T10:22:12.161-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 10:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow was arrested Tuesday on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts. Here, we take a look at John Swallow through his time as Attorney General and through the scandal that forced his resignation and eventually led to the latest developments.</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> 58186290@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:22:12 MDT