JUDGES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/JUDGES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Here’s how to get educated before voting on judges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58506000-82/judges-commission-public-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58506000-82/judges-commission-public-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: Here’s how to get educated before voting on judges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By diana allison</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-11T12:21:02.859-06:00">Updated Oct 11, 2014 12:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The November election is fast approaching, and voters will soon be confronting the puzzling list of judges on the ballot. Many will simply skip that part of the ballot. Why vote on judges if you know nothing about them? Citizens are asked to vote on judges as a way of ensuring that judges are held accountable to the public. The governor appoints the judges, the Senate confirms them, and then the public periodically weighs in and decides whether or not the judges should be given an additional te...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58506000@www.sltrib.com Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:21:02 MDT FAA, flight attendants square off over electronics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58508535-79/passengers-electronics-faa-union.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58508535-79/passengers-electronics-faa-union.html.csp">FAA, flight attendants square off over electronics</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JESSICA GRESKO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-10T12:09:01.549-06:00">Updated Oct 10, 2014 12:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The nation’s largest flight attendants union says it wants airline passengers to return to stowing cellphones and other electronics during takeoffs and landings, but the group’s arguments didn’t seem to fly Friday in court. A lawyer for the union argued before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that aviation officials acted improperly last year in clearing passengers to use small electronics during takeoffs and landings. The union says the devices ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-585085352014-10-10T12:09:01.549-06:00" id="#license-2014-10-10T12:09:01.549-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58508535@www.sltrib.com Fri, 10 Oct 2014 12:09:01 MDT Letter: ‘Will of people’ includes independent judiciary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58504657-82/branches-nation-conflict-judges.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58504657-82/branches-nation-conflict-judges.html.csp">Letter: ‘Will of people’ includes independent judiciary</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-09T17:19:01.587-06:00">Updated Oct 9, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Regarding (“Nation lost to judges,” Oct. 8), our forefathers fought for a nation where we would choose our leadership, which in turn would select our own form of government. Thus were created the legislative, executive and judicial branches; the three were considered to be essential for balance of power and stability. Originally the U.S. senators were chosen by state legislatures, not by a direct vote of the people. So, two out of the three branches were not directly selected by “the people.” Bu...</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> 58504657@www.sltrib.com Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:19:01 MDT Letter: We have lost our nation to unelected judges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58501446-82/nation-lost-believe-judges.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58501446-82/nation-lost-believe-judges.html.csp">Letter: We have lost our nation to unelected judges</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-08T16:36:32.337-06:00">Updated Oct 8, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">How interesting when one unelected secular federal judge rules that the will of the people of Utah is “unconstitutional.” I contend that there is nothing more “constitutional” than the statewide referendum on homosexual individuals obtaining the legal definition of marriage. I believe that, in a country based upon principles stated by President Lincoln as a nation “of the people, by the people and for the people,” there is no higher governmental authority than the will of the people, the true so...</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> 58501446@www.sltrib.com Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:36:32 MDT Letter: Sen. Lee has a poor concept of judiciary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58496769-82/lee-sen-decision-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58496769-82/lee-sen-decision-court.html.csp">Letter: Sen. Lee has a poor concept of judiciary</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T17:18:39.013-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Without going into a debate about the same-sex marriage decision, I was concerned about a comment made by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and his disappointment in the Supreme Court’s decision to not review the case. A quote by Sen. Lee stated the definition should not be left, “to unelected, politically unaccountable judges.” Having “unelected, politically unaccountable judges” allows justices to make decisions based on what is best for the people as a whole without concern a political party won’t en...</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> 58496769@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:18:39 MDT Utah’s Mike Lee: Unelected judges shouldn’t decide gay marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58492710-90/com-court-decision-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58492710-90/com-court-decision-gay.html.csp">Utah’s Mike Lee: Unelected judges shouldn’t decide gay marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Thomas Burr</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-07T11:41:07.172-06:00">Updated Oct 7, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Sen. Mike Lee, a former U.S. Supreme Court clerk, slammed the high court’s decision not to take up same-sex marriage cases from Utah and four other states, arguing unelected judges shouldn’t be overturning individual states’ wishes. The Utah Republican, who worked under Associate Justice Samuel Alito, said he was disappointed by the decision, which allows same-sex marriages to resume in Utah and the other states once the circuit courts process the order. “Nothing in the Constitutio...</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> 58492710@www.sltrib.com Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:41:07 MDT Two new judges join Utah Judicial Council http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58484568-78/court-judge-council-district.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58484568-78/court-judge-council-district.html.csp">Two new judges join Utah Judicial Council</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-03T11:33:53.082-06:00">Updated Oct 3, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Third District Court Judge Ann Boyden and 6th District Court Judge Marvin D. Bagley have been elected to serve three-year terms on the Utah Judicial Council. They replace 3rd District Court Judge Paul Maughan and 7th District Court Judge George Harmond who have completed their terms. The Utah Judicial Council is the policy-making body for the judiciary. The Council has the constitutional authority to adopt uniform rules for the administration of all courts in the state. The Council also sets 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> 58484568@www.sltrib.com Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:33:53 MDT On his 2nd try, Utah teen makes it on ‘The Voice’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58478366-223/linford-really-voice-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58478366-223/linford-really-voice-season.html.csp">On his 2nd try, Utah teen makes it on ‘The Voice’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-10-02T15:28:15.252-06:00">Updated Oct 2, 2014 03:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Tanner Linford auditioned for “The Voice” last season, none of the judges turned around to claim him for their team. But the 17-year-old Kaysville singer tried, tried again, and this season he got a judge to turn that chair around. Just barely. Linford was singing the last note of “When You Say Nothing at All” in an episode this week when Blake Shelton punched the button, signaling he’d chosen the Utah teen to join his team on the hit NBC singing competition. And Linford’s look of relief w...</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> 58478366@www.sltrib.com Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:28:15 MDT Letter: Vote no on Utah amendments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58468969-82/amendments-tax-state-vote.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58468969-82/amendments-tax-state-vote.html.csp">Letter: Vote no on Utah amendments</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-29T18:22:01.783-06:00">Updated Sep 29, 2014 06:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Election time is quickly coming. Are you aware that there are three Utah constitutional amendments? Other important issues, besides elected officials, include retention of ZAP sales tax and retention of judges. Is the ZAP tax being properly expended, and do these judges belong on the bench? The three constitutional amendments, while they seem simple, could have longterm, negative consequences. The three amendments, in simple terms, want to change the makeup of the state tax commission by elimi...</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> 58468969@www.sltrib.com Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:22:01 MDT Editor column: Swallow-Shurtleff stories, gay-marriage editorials highlight string of Tribune awards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58407215-78/tribune-utah-judges-editorials.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58407215-78/tribune-utah-judges-editorials.html.csp">Editor column: Swallow-Shurtleff stories, gay-marriage editorials highlight string of Tribune awards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Terry Orme</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T22:32:04.032-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 10:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I’ve been accused before of using this space for self-aggrandizement. One well-known wit, who will remain nameless so as not to encourage him, worried that I’d torn my rotator cuff patting myself on the back. Well, here I go again, this time risking tennis elbow by patting The Salt Lake Tribune staff on its collective scapulae. In the 2013 Associated Press newspaper contest that covers Utah, Idaho and eastern Washington, The Tribune showed why it is the dominant news source in Utah and one of 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> 58407215@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:32:04 MDT Utah gets extra month to file same-sex recognition appeal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58338961-78/utah-court-state-sex.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58338961-78/utah-court-state-sex.html.csp">Utah gets extra month to file same-sex recognition appeal</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="2014-08-29T09:23:15.942-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 09:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah has an extra month to file its appeal of a federal judge’s order that the state extend spousal benefits to same-sex couples who wed in Utah during a short window in which such unions were legal. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday granted the state’s request for more time after setting an initial deadline of Sept. 22. The state now has until Oct. 22 to file its case with the federal appeals court, according to an order filed by Judges Neil M. Gorsuch and Robert E. Bacharach...</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> 58338961@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:23:15 MDT Judges blast gay-marriage bans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58340149-68/marriage-gay-bans-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58340149-68/marriage-gay-bans-court.html.csp">Judges blast gay-marriage bans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL TARM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T20:55:11.14-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay-marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, and one Republican appointee compared them to laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites. As the legal skirmish in the United States over same-sex marriage shifted to the three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, more than 200 people lined up hours before to ensure they got a seat at the much-anticipated hearing. Richard Posner, who...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583401492014-08-26T20:55:11.14-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T20:55:11.14-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58340149@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:55:11 MDT Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338507-68/marriage-bans-court-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338507-68/marriage-bans-court-gay.html.csp">Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL TARM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T16:13:14.31-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 04:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites. As the legal skirmish in the United States over same-sex marriage shifted to the three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, more than 200 people lined up hours before to ensure they got a seat at the much-anticipated hearing. While ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583385072014-08-26T16:13:14.31-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T16:13:14.31-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338507@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:13:14 MDT