JUDGES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/JUDGES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Denver appeals court again considers same-sex marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57833142-78/marriage-court-sex-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57833142-78/marriage-court-sex-state.html.csp">Denver appeals court again considers same-sex marriage</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="2014-04-18T07:22:36.655-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 07:22AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the second time in a week, a state tried to persuade three federal appeals court judges that it has the authority to define marriage as an institution that can only exist between a man and a woman. For the second time in a week, it is unclear whether the state succeeded. After nearly an hour of argument Thursday afternoon before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, the case from Oklahoma was left in the hands of three judges — Jerome A. Holmes, Paul J. Kelly Jr. and Carlos F. Lucero — who a ...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57833142@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:22:36 MDT Utah AG denies ‘sinister motives’ at rally in favor of marriage ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57806763-78/marriage-utah-gay-ban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57806763-78/marriage-utah-gay-ban.html.csp">Utah AG denies ‘sinister motives’ at rally in favor of marriage ban</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By erin alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T22:36:38.432-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 10:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At a rally in support of Utah’s ban on gay marriage, one message stood out as a common refrain: “We aren’t ‘against’ anyone.” “We’ve been accused of being motivated by hate,” Attorney General Sean Reyes said Friday, one day after he and outside counsel appeared at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver to defend the state’s same-sex marriage ban against claims that it is driven not by public interest, but by animus against gay people. “We are not [acting] out of animus or any siniste...</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> 57806763@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:36:38 MDT Denver judges appear divided on Utah same-sex marriage case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57805017-200/marriage-utah-state-sex.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57805017-200/marriage-utah-state-sex.html.csp">Denver judges appear divided on Utah same-sex marriage case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brooke Adams</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T12:40:52.428-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 12:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • After an hourlong hearing at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, Utah’s same-sex marriage case was left in the hands of what appeared Thursday to be a divided court. All three judges — Paul J. Kelly Jr., Carlos F. Lucero and Jerome A. Holmes — pushed in different directions as they asked questions about family, equality, legal review standards and states’ rights. In the end, Kelly appeared squarely on the state’s side, while Lucero voiced strong concern about the law’s impacts on childr...</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> 57805017@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:40:52 MDT Possible outcomes from the appellate court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57804934-78/court-judges-case-ruling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57804934-78/court-judges-case-ruling.html.csp">Possible outcomes from the appellate court</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="2014-04-10T21:43:02.645-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Thursday, Judges Paul J. Kelly Jr., Carlos F. Lucero and Jerome A. Holmes took the issue of whether to affirm or reverse U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby’s Dec. 20 decision to overturn Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage under advisement. It’s unclear when they will make their ruling. There’s no timeline, and the judges themselves did not give any indication during the hearing, although they have put the case on an expedited calendar. What happens next depends largely on what the judge...</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> 57804934@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:43:02 MDT Did Provo teen make it through the playoffs on ‘The Voice’? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57793508-63/shelton-contestants-paige-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57793508-63/shelton-contestants-paige-season.html.csp">Did Provo teen make it through the playoffs on ‘The Voice’?</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> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T09:47:27.115-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As has been the case each of the past five seasons, the winner of Season 6 of “The Voice” will not be a Utahn. Madilyn Paige, who was saved from elimination in Monday’s episode when judge Blake Shelton “stole” her after she was eliminated by Usher, was dumped by Shelton on Tuesday in the first of the “Voice” playoffs. This season, the final five contestants on each judge’s teams perform, and each of four judges pick three contestants to advance to the next round. Paige was not picked to move 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> 57793508@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:47:27 MDT Judges scheduled to meet in Price to hear grand jury testimony http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57790488-78/district-grand-judges-jury.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57790488-78/district-grand-judges-jury.html.csp">Judges scheduled to meet in Price to hear grand jury testimony</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="2014-04-08T16:08:12.21-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 04:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A panel of judges is scheduled to meet on May 8 in Price, to hear testimony to determine if reasonable cause exists to call a grand jury. The meeting will take place in the 7th District Courthouse, 149 E. 100 South, in Price. Those wanting to testify before the panel of judges should contact District Court Administrator Debra Moore at 801-578-3800 by April 30, to schedule an appointment. If no appointments are scheduled by April 30, the meeting will be canceled without further notice. The purpos...</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> 57790488@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:08:12 MDT Op-ed: Marriage studies are tangled web of deception http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739429-82/sex-utah-regnerus-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739429-82/sex-utah-regnerus-marriage.html.csp">Op-ed: Marriage studies are tangled web of deception</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Chris Wangsgard</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:05.388-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” — Sir Walter Scott In its appellate brief to the 10th Circuit in the same-sex marriage case (Kitchen v. Herbert), Utah claimed that “ ... same-sex parenting arrangements are less effective than married biological mothers and fathers in producing positive outcomes in the lives of their children.” The sole authority Utah relied on to make this representation to the court was a study by a sociologist, Mark 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> 57739429@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT Court. Some Colorado pot cases can be overturned http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57676864-68/marijuana-colorado-court-cases.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57676864-68/marijuana-colorado-court-cases.html.csp">Court. Some Colorado pot cases can be overturned</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVEN K. PAULSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-13T11:36:01.585-06:00">Updated Mar 13, 2014 11:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Colorado’s second-highest court ruled Thursday that some people convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana can ask for those convictions to be thrown out under the law that legalized recreational marijuana in the state. The Colorado Court of Appeals said people whose cases were under appeal when Amendment 64 took effect in December 2012 are eligible to have their convictions reversed. A spokeswoman for the Attorney General John Suthers said prosecutors are reviewing the opinion ...</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> 57676864@www.sltrib.com Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:36:01 MDT Milbank: Republicans long for more activist judges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57607622-82/president-obama-republicans-rep.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57607622-82/president-obama-republicans-rep.html.csp">Milbank: Republicans long for more activist judges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-27T11:44:02.464-06:00">Updated Feb 27, 2014 11:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There was a time not too long ago when Republicans decried “activist judges.” Now they’re lamenting that judges are not being activist enough. “Unfortunately, the courts have been reluctant to exercise their constitutionally conferred power,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) proclaimed at a hearing Wednesday. He called on the courts “to check the president’s overreach,” and he complained that “the federal courts have read their own powers much more narrowly” than they sho...</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> 57607622@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:44:02 MDT With unnecessary cruelty, ‘Idol’ eliminates both Utah teens http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57567956-63/idol-american-week-competition.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/tv/57567956-63/idol-american-week-competition.html.csp">With unnecessary cruelty, ‘Idol’ eliminates both Utah teens</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> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T11:23:55.708-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 11:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Both Utah teenagers who made it to the top 30 on “American Idol” were eliminated on Tuesday night in a truly terrible twist on the Fox singing competition. To be clear, this is not a complaint that Park City’s Austin Wolfe and Draper’s Kenzie Hall are out. Both are clearly talented singers, but the “Idol” judges are there to make decisions about who goes on and who does not. And I am not complaining about the decisions made by Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. The problem was wi...</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> 57567956@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:23:55 MDT Letters: Federalism curriculum: Who decides what to teach? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57557739-82/federalism-curriculum-american-history.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57557739-82/federalism-curriculum-american-history.html.csp">Letters: Federalism curriculum: Who decides what to teach?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-19T01:01:04.196-06:00">Updated Feb 19, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rep. Ken Ivory doesn’t think too much of Utah lawyers and their knowledge of federalism and states’ rights (“Federalism study a requirement?” Tribune, Feb. 15). He also includes judges and probably American history teachers. He calls for the development of a curriculum for these individuals who know too little about this subject. He calls for the state’s Commission of Federalism to develop this curriculum. Will lawyers, judges and American history teachers be imported primarily from Southern sta...</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> 57557739@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Feb 2014 01:01:04 MDT