JUDGES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/JUDGES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penalties http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58298439-79/sentencing-guidelines-commission-drug.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58298439-79/sentencing-guidelines-commission-drug.html.csp">Sentencing panel to weigh economic crime penalties</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ERIC TUCKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T18:00:02.755-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 06:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The federal panel that sets sentencing policy announced Thursday that it plans in the coming year to consider changes to sentencing guidelines for some white-collar crimes. The U.S. Sentencing Commission, which earlier this year reduced guideline ranges for nonviolent drug crimes, unanimously approved its latest set of priorities. The top priority will be working with Congress on reducing the scope of mandatory minimum penalties, but another goal will be measuring the fairness of se...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582984392014-08-14T18:00:02.755-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T18:00:02.755-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298439@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:00:02 MDT Letter: Some judges too lenient on molesters http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58276903-82/judges-utah-court-lenient.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58276903-82/judges-utah-court-lenient.html.csp">Letter: Some judges too lenient on molesters</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T17:12:03.178-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are many judges who work to protect Utah citizens. However, I fear that many judges are being too lenient, especially on child molestation cases. Some 12 years ago a man was taken to court for molesting his daughter and son. Although the evidence clearly showed he was guilty, the judge said, “I refuse to take away parental rights just because of a little fondling.” Recently, this same man went back to court for doing the same thing with his stepchildren, and he was let off the hook ag...</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> 58276903@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:12:03 MDT Judges weigh same-sex marriage cases in four states http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58269141-68/marriage-gay-state-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58269141-68/marriage-gay-state-court.html.csp">Judges weigh same-sex marriage cases in four states</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T18:17:18.746-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 06:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CINCINNATI • Three federal judges weighing arguments in a landmark gay marriage hearing Wednesday peppered attorneys on both sides with tough questions, with one judge expressing deep skepticism about whether courts are the ideal setting for major social change and another saying the democratic process can be too slow. The judges in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals considered arguments in six cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, setting the stage for historic rulings in each ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582691412014-08-07T18:17:18.746-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T18:17:18.746-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58269141@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:17:18 MDT