Judge - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/Judge News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Trial set for Utah doctor accused of killing wife http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58237091-78/wall-interview-police-schwedler.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58237091-78/wall-interview-police-schwedler.html.csp">Trial set for Utah doctor accused of killing wife</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="2014-07-29T22:01:49.269-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 10:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Utah pediatrician accused of killing his ex-wife and leaving her dead in her bathtub will stand trial in February. The four-week jury trial scheduled for John Brickman Wall has been set, a judge assigned. But one question remains: Will jurors be allowed to hear the doctor’s taped police interview? Wall’s attorney has alleged that police badgered, intimidated and manipulated his client into making incriminating statements under duress. Prosecutors, who filed a written response motion last 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58237091@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:01:49 MDT Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of L.A. Clippers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234706-77/sterling-court-deal-nba.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58234706-77/sterling-court-deal-nba.html.csp">Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of L.A. Clippers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRIAN MELLEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T23:25:02.59-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. In allowing the deal to go forward, Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas sided Monday with Sterling’s estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, who negotiated the record sale after the NBA banned the 80-year-old billionaire for making offensive remarks about blacks. Shelly Sterling sought the probate judge’s approval to ink the deal after tak...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582347062014-07-28T23:25:02.59-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T23:25:02.59-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58234706@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:25:02 MDT Letter: Bump Catholic schools to 4A athletics http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233065-82/schools-catholic-athletes-football.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58233065-82/schools-catholic-athletes-football.html.csp">Letter: Bump Catholic schools to 4A athletics</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T16:33:02.443-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As high school football is about to begin, can the UHSAA make some better rules when it comes to recruitment? As Juan Diego Catholic and Judge Memorial Catholic can open and close the doors to any prep athlete, the UHSAA can make it fairer to the schools they compete against by bumping them up completely to class 4A. (Judge Memorial plays 3A in football and 4A in basketball and baseball.) That should be a consequence for being able to recruit junior high school athletes entering high school and...</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> 58233065@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:33:02 MDT Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224023-68/execution-wood-judge-arizona.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58224023-68/execution-wood-judge-arizona.html.csp">Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T16:14:35.617-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 04:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Florence, Ariz. • U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent — and unusual — request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn’t seem to be working. “He has been gasping, snorting, and unable to breathe and not dying,” lawyer Robin C. Konrad told the judge over the phone Wednesday, according to a transcript. “And we’re asking — our motion asks for you to issue an emergency stay and order the Depar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582240232014-07-25T16:14:35.617-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-25T16:14:35.617-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58224023@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:14:35 MDT Dionne: Ideologue judges out to sabotage Obamacare http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216124-82/law-circuit-judge-states.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58216124-82/law-circuit-judge-states.html.csp">Dionne: Ideologue judges out to sabotage Obamacare</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By E.J. Dionne</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T01:01:04.415-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens captured our ideal when he wrote of the judge as “an impartial guardian of the rule of law.” By effectively gutting the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, two members of a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals showed how far right-leaning jurists have strayed from such impartiality. We are confronted with a conservative judiciary that will use any argument it can muster to win ideological victories that elude their 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> 58216124@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:01:04 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 Judge sets deadline for Utah-based pension fund’s liquidation plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211319-78/clients-accounts-deyoung-funds.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58211319-78/clients-accounts-deyoung-funds.html.csp">Judge sets deadline for Utah-based pension fund’s liquidation plan</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="2014-07-23T21:42:46.77-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 09:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge on Wednesday declined to dissolve an order appointing a receiver for Riverton-based American Pension Services — which government regulators allege misappropriated millions of dollars of customers’ retirement money — and return control of the company to its owner. Instead, U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby set a deadline of Aug. 22 for the receiver to prepare a liquidation plan, which would include a proposal on how to deal with an alleged $24 million shortfall in customer accoun...</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> 58211319@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:42:46 MDT Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58217517-68/marriage-court-gay-ruling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58217517-68/marriage-court-gay-ruling.html.csp">Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T21:56:53.451-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 09:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an appeal. Judge Raymond P. Moore’s ruling was in response to a lawsuit filed July 1 by six gay couples who asked the court for an injunction ordering that the state’s ban no longer be enforced. Colorado Republican Attorney General John Suthers and Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper had requested a stay so ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582175172014-07-23T21:56:53.451-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-23T21:56:53.451-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58217517@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:56:53 MDT Judge considers whether to release port records http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58212435-79/corps-documents-coal-environmental.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58212435-79/corps-documents-coal-environmental.html.csp">Judge considers whether to release port records</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T18:30:02.083-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 06:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Portland, Ore. • A federal judge said Tuesday he would weigh whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must release environmental review documents involving a proposed coal port criticized by environmentalists. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Papak said he must decide whether the documents show the agency’s internal deliberations about the Morrow Pacific coal export terminal in Boardman. Deliberative documents can be exempt from disclosure under federal rules, depending on how they’re interpreted by t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582124352014-07-22T18:30:02.083-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T18:30:02.083-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212435@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:30:02 MDT Judge orders continuous Argentina debt talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58211061-79/argentina-judge-bondholders-debt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58211061-79/argentina-judge-bondholders-debt.html.csp">Judge orders continuous Argentina debt talks</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T11:31:01.959-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 11:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A federal judge in New York has ordered around-the-clock negotiations aimed at averting a second debt default by Argentina in 13 years. Judge Thomas Griesa issued the order Tuesday. The proceeding added to the drama surrounding a July 30 deadline for Argentina to pay some $1.5 billion owed U.S. bondholders. The bondholders are U.S. hedge funds that rejected Argentina’s restructuring offer following its record $100 billion default in 2001. Griesa has blocked U.S. banks from letting Arg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582110612014-07-22T11:31:01.959-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T11:31:01.959-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211061@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:31:01 MDT Judge nixes lawsuit over Empire State Building IPO http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58211055-79/judge-building-empire-lawsuit.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58211055-79/judge-building-empire-lawsuit.html.csp">Judge nixes lawsuit over Empire State Building IPO</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:06:20.8-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A judge says thousands of onetime investors in the Empire State Building can’t sue over their claims they were shortchanged by the deal that turned the iconic skyscraper into a public stock. A Manhattan judge dismissed the investors’ lawsuit in a ruling made public Monday. The judge said terms of a $55 million settlement last year barred the lawsuit over the October stock offering. A lawyer for some of the plaintiffs said they planned to appeal. A lawyer for real estate magnates Peter...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582110552014-07-22T16:06:20.8-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-22T16:06:20.8-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211055@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:06:20 MDT Judge sets hearing in clash over Tribune-Deseret News deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58207754-78/tribune-news-digital-joa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58207754-78/tribune-news-digital-joa.html.csp">Judge sets hearing in clash over Tribune-Deseret News deal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T20:15:32.226-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 08:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge will hear arguments in September on whether supporters of The Salt Lake Tribune have a legal basis for suing to halt a revised business arrangement between Utah’s two largest newspapers. On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups set a Sept. 8 hearing in the high-profile case to address, in part, whether a group of former Tribune employees has standing to challenge the amended operating agreement between The Tribune and its rival, the LDS Church-owned Deseret News. The ...</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> 58207754@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:15:32 MDT Judge: FDA can’t use tobacco panel menthol report http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207820-79/menthol-panel-fda-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207820-79/menthol-panel-fda-judge.html.csp">Judge: FDA can’t use tobacco panel menthol report</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:40:02.241-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • A federal judge says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration can’t use an advisory panel’s 2011 report on menthol cigarettes because its members had conflicts of interest. While the FDA has since conducted an independent review on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes, Monday’s ruling could hinder the agency’s ability to defend any future regulations. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon in Washington ordered the agency Monday to reconstitute the tobacco panel and barred...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582078202014-07-21T16:40:02.241-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T16:40:02.241-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207820@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:40:02 MDT Change-of-venue: Defense cites publicity of slain Utah officer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206625-78/county-utah-trial-zabriskie.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206625-78/county-utah-trial-zabriskie.html.csp">Change-of-venue: Defense cites publicity of slain Utah officer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By jessica miller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T20:14:36.016-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 08:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Attorneys will argue next month in front of a judge whether 17-year-old Meagan Grunwald should go to trial in Utah County or another county. The teen is charged in connection with a January shooting spree, in which she and her boyfriend allegedly tore through two counties as he shot and killed one police officer and wounded another. Defense attorney Dean Zabriskie has asked for a change of venue in her case, arguing that Grunwald will be unable to get a fair trial in Utah County because...</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> 58206625@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:14:36 MDT Judge asked to lift Fla. Keys gay marriage stay http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58206214-68/gay-marriage-judge-florida.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58206214-68/gay-marriage-judge-florida.html.csp">Judge asked to lift Fla. Keys gay marriage stay</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CURT ANDERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T08:53:01.904-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 08:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Miami • The attorney for a gay couple is asking a Florida Keys judge to lift a stay in his ruling that Florida’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. The motion was filed Monday morning with Monroe County Circuit Judge Luis Garcia. The judge ruled last week that the ban on same-sex marriage added to the state constitution by Florida voters in 2008 is discriminatory and violates gay people’s right to equal treatment under the law. Garcia ruled marriage licenses could be issued in Monroe Count...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582062142014-07-21T08:53:01.904-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T08:53:01.904-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206214@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:53:01 MDT Former Eastern Utah judge dies at 88 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58203553-78/judge-obituary-keller-reads.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58203553-78/judge-obituary-keller-reads.html.csp">Former Eastern Utah judge dies at 88</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="2014-07-20T21:48:17.177-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A 7th District Court judge showed kindness and generosity to those who came before him, according to his obituary. Paul Crawford Keller, born Aug. 22, 1925, in Castle, died Thursday in Salt Lake City of “causes incident to age,” his obituary reads. He was 88 years old. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Keller went on to become a city judge in Price for seven years and a 7th District Juvenile Court judge for 29 years. He retired in 1991. “His life was characterized by a tremendous love and ca...</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> 58203553@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:48:17 MDT Drug offender serving life term hoping for clemency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201697-68/walker-drug-drugs-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201697-68/walker-drug-drugs-federal.html.csp">Drug offender serving life term hoping for clemency</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SHARON COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T19:23:29.431-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 07:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Greenville, Ill. • From the very start, Scott Walker refused to believe he’d die in prison. Arrested and jailed at 25, then sent to prison two years later, Walker couldn’t imagine spending his life behind bars for dealing drugs. But the years passed, his appeals failed and nothing changed. Now, after 17½ years, Walker may have his best shot at freedom. The Obama administration — responding to mounting concerns about decades of harsh penalties and overcrowded prisons — recently announced it will...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582016972014-07-19T19:23:29.431-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T19:23:29.431-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201697@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:23:29 MDT Given life term, drug offender hopes for clemency http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201212-68/walker-says-drug-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58201212-68/walker-says-drug-federal.html.csp">Given life term, drug offender hopes for clemency</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SHARON COHEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP National Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-19T11:18:02.589-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Greenville, Ill. • From the very start, Scott Walker refused to believe he would die in prison. Arrested and jailed at 25, then sent to prison more than two years later, Walker couldn’t imagine spending his life behind bars for dealing drugs. He told himself this wasn’t the end, that someday he’d be released. But the years passed, his appeals failed and nothing changed. Now, after 17½ years as an inmate, Walker may have his best shot at freedom. The Obama administration — responding to mounting ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582012122014-07-19T11:18:02.589-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-19T11:18:02.589-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58201212@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:18:02 MDT Federal judge sends key GM case to Georgia court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199374-79/case-judge-court-degiorgio.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199374-79/case-judge-court-degiorgio.html.csp">Federal judge sends key GM case to Georgia court</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:37:01.466-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Detroit • A federal judge in Atlanta has sent an important wrongful death lawsuit against General Motors back to a Georgia court. Judge Thomas Thrash Jr. ruled Friday that a Cobb County judge should handle the case filed by the family of Brooke Melton. GM had moved the case to the federal court system. Melton, a 29-year-old nurse, died in a 2010 car crash near Atlanta. Her parents sued GM alleging a faulty ignition switch in her 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt unexpectedly shut off the engine, causing her...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581993742014-07-18T17:37:01.466-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T17:37:01.466-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58199374@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:37:01 MDT Corcoran Gallery’s proposed merger goes to court http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199381-79/corcoran-gallery-merger-art.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58199381-79/corcoran-gallery-merger-art.html.csp">Corcoran Gallery’s proposed merger goes to court</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRETT ZONGKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:23:01.782-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A District of Columbia judge is considering whether to allow a group representing some students, alumni, donors and faculty to intervene in a proposed merger of the Corcoran Gallery of Art with two larger institutions. Judge Robert Okun heard arguments Friday on the group Save the Corcoran’s motion to intervene. Okun said he will consider the case over the weekend and issue a ruling Monday. The Corcoran’s board is seeking to merge the museum and its art college with George Washingto...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581993812014-07-18T17:23:01.782-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T17:23:01.782-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58199381@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:23:01 MDT