RULING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/RULING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) NH high court: New sentence hearings in killings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351814-68/court-ruling-hearings-convicted.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58351814-68/court-ruling-hearings-convicted.html.csp">NH high court: New sentence hearings in killings</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LYNNE TUOHY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T11:18:02.502-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 11:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Concord, N.H. • Four men convicted of murder as teenagers should receive new sentencing hearings in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that mandatory life sentences for juvenile are unconstitutional, New Hampshire’s Supreme Court ruled Friday. The New Hampshire high court’s unanimous ruling mandates new sentencing hearings for Robert Tulloch, Robert Dingman and two others who were under the age of 18 when they committed their crimes. Tulloch was convicted in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two D...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583518142014-08-29T11:18:02.502-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-29T11:18:02.502-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58351814@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:18:02 MDT Herbert supports appeal of ruling against Utah’s bigamy law http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58347714-90/appeal-attorney-bigamy-browns.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58347714-90/appeal-attorney-bigamy-browns.html.csp">Herbert supports appeal of ruling against Utah’s bigamy law</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="2014-08-28T19:57:48.931-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 07:57PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert said he is inclined to seek an appeal of a federal judge’s ruling striking down part of Utah’s bigamy law, saying the state has an obligation to defend the laws of the state. “I think when laws are on the books they should be appealed until there is no appeal left,” Herbert said Thursday following his monthly KUED news conference. “I expect that we’ll be reviewing that and I expect that the attorney general will talk to me about what his thoughts are with the recent ruling.” U....</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> 58347714@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:57:48 MDT Judge finalizes ‘Sister Wives’ ruling as both sides prepare for appeals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58344666-78/utah-bigamy-waddoups-ruling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58344666-78/utah-bigamy-waddoups-ruling.html.csp">Judge finalizes ‘Sister Wives’ ruling as both sides prepare for appeals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By nate carlisle</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T07:59:47.974-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 07:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge on Wednesday finalized the order striking part of Utah’s bigamy law and gave one more victory to the family from the television show “Sister Wives.” The long legal battle over polygamy in Utah now appears headed to the appeals courts. Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes has said he would appeal the federal court ruling when it became final. Kody Brown and his four wives, too, have been prepared for more rounds in the courts. Jonathan Turley, the attorney for the Brown family, enc...</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> 58344666@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:59:47 MDT U.S. asylum for foreign victims of domestic violence a possibility http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58344985-68/asylum-case-immigration-ruling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58344985-68/asylum-case-immigration-ruling.html.csp">U.S. asylum for foreign victims of domestic violence a possibility</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ALICIA A. CALDWELL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T21:53:24.043-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 09:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into the U.S. illegally in 2005 after fleeing her husband. She said she called local police in Guatemala to report the abuse but was repeatedly told that the authorities would not interfere in her marriage. She argued that the abuse and the lack of police response should...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583449852014-08-27T21:53:24.043-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T21:53:24.043-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58344985@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:53:24 MDT Uber wins court ruling stopping German city ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343991-79/uber-ban-court-german.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58343991-79/uber-ban-court-german.html.csp">Uber wins court ruling stopping German city ban</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Karin Matussek</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T17:12:33.043-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 05:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • Uber Technologies Inc., maker of the ride-hailing application that’s being challenged by taxi drivers around the globe, won a bid to halt a municipal agency’s decision to ban the service in the German city of Hamburg. An administrative court ruled Wednesday that the wrong city agency issued the ban and Hamburg can’t enforce the restriction while it reviews a challenge filed by the company, court spokesman Andreas Lambiris said. Another agency at the city has jurisdiction over the matter...</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> 58343991@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:12:33 MDT Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where Utah and other states stand http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339991-68/state-court-appeals-ban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339991-68/state-court-appeals-ban.html.csp">Challenges to gay marriage bans: Where Utah and other states stand</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T16:09:50.733-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 04:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize state-sanctioned gay marriages. The remaining state bans all face legal challenges, and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard arguments Tuesday on cases from Indiana and Wisconsin. Gay couples can marry in 19 states and the District of Columbia. A look at where cases pending in other states stand: ——— — ARKANSAS: A state judg...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583399912014-08-26T16:09:50.733-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T16:09:50.733-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339991@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:09:50 MDT Washington seeks to overturn ruling on team’s name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58298419-77/team-trademark-group-ruling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58298419-77/team-trademark-group-ruling.html.csp">Washington seeks to overturn ruling on team’s name</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T22:50:02.611-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ashburn, Va. • The Washington Redskins on Thursday formally appealed a ruling that stripped the team of trademark protection, the latest legal maneuver in the franchise’s attempt to defend its name against those who consider it a racial slur. The team announced that it had filed its complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and that it “points out the many errors” in the decision by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The office’s Trademark Trial and Appeal Boar...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582984192014-08-14T22:50:02.611-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T22:50:02.611-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298419@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:50:02 MDT Delay denied in ruling on Va. gay marriage ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292527-68/court-ban-denied-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58292527-68/court-ban-denied-marriage.html.csp">Delay denied in ruling on Va. gay marriage ban</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="2014-08-13T14:10:51.598-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Richmond, Va. • A federal appeals court has denied a request to delay its ruling striking down Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. A panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Wednesday denied the request by a county court clerk in northern Virginia to stay the decision while it is appealed to the Supreme Court. That means that without intervention from the U.S. Supreme Court, same-sex couples could begin marrying and have their out-of-state marriages recognized by next Wednesda...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582925272014-08-13T14:10:51.598-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T14:10:51.598-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292527@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:10:51 MDT Monson: It’s OK, the sky isn’t falling on college sports — yet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58279460-77/college-ncaa-athletes-sports.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58279460-77/college-ncaa-athletes-sports.html.csp">Monson: It’s OK, the sky isn’t falling on college sports — yet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T23:30:54.876-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 11:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you, alongside the NCAA, love holding fast to the dusty ideals of amateurism, you probably frown upon the decision reached Friday by U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken. In what has come to be known as the O’Bannon case, Wilken ruled that the NCAA’s ban on athletes profiting from their own names, images and likenesses was an unreasonable restraint of trade. Of course it was. In a 99-page report, the judge indicated, in so many words, that she didn’t buy — or find sound legal reasoning in — 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> 58279460@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:30:54 MDT Emmert says NCAA will appeal O’Bannon ruling http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58281279-77/ncaa-appeal-emmert-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58281279-77/ncaa-appeal-emmert-college.html.csp">Emmert says NCAA will appeal O’Bannon ruling</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL MAROT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> AP Sports Writer</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T17:49:19.016-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 05:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mark Emmert said Sunday that the NCAA will appeal a ruling that opens the door for college athletes to receive some of the money they help generate in major sports. In the NCAA president’s first public comments since Friday’s ruling, Emmert told ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” that college sports’ largest governing body found a lot in the decision that was “admirable” and some parts they disagreed with so strongly that they could not let it go unchallenged in court. “Yes, at least i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582812792014-08-12T17:49:19.016-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-12T17:49:19.016-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58281279@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:49:19 MDT Judge tosses all but one fraud charge against former Provo official http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58247272-78/turley-childs-fraud-charges.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58247272-78/turley-childs-fraud-charges.html.csp">Judge tosses all but one fraud charge against former Provo official</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="2014-08-02T22:12:38.002-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Six months after hearing testimony at a preliminary hearing, a judge ruled Tuesday that a former Provo city councilman accused of real-estate fraud will stand trial on only one of 10 felony charges originally filed against him. Steven Turley, 46, was charged in 2011 in 4th District Court. But after reviewing transcripts from the February preliminary hearing, Judge James Taylor ruled prosecutors presented evidence that supported only one charge: a single count of second-degree felony communicatio...</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> 58247272@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 22:12:38 MDT Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder while it considers appeal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238355-68/court-boulder-gay-licenses.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58238355-68/court-boulder-gay-licenses.html.csp">Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder while it considers appeal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By IVAN MORENO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T08:19:22.088-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 08:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state’s attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday. The court ruling was in response to an appeal from Republican Attorney General John Suthers, who has been trying for several weeks to get Boulder’s clerk to stop giving marriage licenses to gay couples. The same court previously ruled in Suthers’ favor in ordering Denver to stop issuing licenses, but ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582383552014-07-30T08:19:22.088-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-30T08:19:22.088-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238355@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:19:22 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 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 Q&A: 10th Circuit on same-sex marriage in Utah and Oklahoma http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58198370-90/oklahoma-utah-court-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58198370-90/oklahoma-utah-court-marriage.html.csp">Q&A: 10th Circuit on same-sex marriage in Utah and Oklahoma</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="2014-07-19T11:09:15.259-06:00">Updated Jul 19, 2014 11:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the second time, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that states outlawing same-sex marriages are violating citizens’ rights. The first decision came in Utah’s historic case last month. On Friday, the same three-judge panel came to the same conclusion in Oklahoma’s appeal. In the latest ruling, the judges noted that though some facts and arguments presented in the Oklahoma case differ from Utah’s, their “core holding” is not affected by those differences. “State bans on the lic...</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> 58198370@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:09:15 MDT 10th Circuit rules for gay marriage in Oklahoma case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198033-68/marriage-court-oklahoma-gay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58198033-68/marriage-court-oklahoma-gay.html.csp">10th Circuit rules for gay marriage in Oklahoma case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS RICCARDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T12:44:21.015-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 12:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Oklahoma must allow gay couples to wed, marking the second time it has found the U.S. Constitution protects same-sex marriage. The decision from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholds a ruling that struck down Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban. But the court immediately put its decision on hold pending an appeal, meaning same-sex couples won’t be allowed to marry in the state for now. The 2-1 ruling comes after the same three-judge panel ruled...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581980332014-07-18T12:44:21.015-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-18T12:44:21.015-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58198033@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:44:21 MDT Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196210-68/women-democrats-republicans-senate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58196210-68/women-democrats-republicans-senate.html.csp">Senate Dems, GOP woo female voters for this fall</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHARLES BABINGTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T19:50:42.819-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Democratic and Republican Senators are pouring significant time and energy into pursuing female voters, a coveted prize in the Nov. 4 elections. Wednesday’s Senate vote on contraception legislation is the latest example of Democrats’ win-by-losing strategy, which forces Republicans to vote on sensitive matters that might rile women this fall. Recent votes on “pay equity” and family leave issues were similarly aimed at women, who are increasingly crucial to Democrats’ election hopes...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581962102014-07-17T19:50:42.819-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T19:50:42.819-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196210@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:50:42 MDT Federal judge rules California death penalty unconstitutional http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58191981-68/death-penalty-carney-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58191981-68/death-penalty-carney-judge.html.csp">Federal judge rules California death penalty unconstitutional</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDA DEUTSCH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T18:40:03.813-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 06:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • A federal judge ruled California’s death penalty unconstitutional Wednesday, writing that lengthy and unpredictable delays have resulted in an arbitrary and unfair capital punishment system. The decision by U.S. District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney represents a legal victory for those who want to abolish the death penalty in California and follows a similar ruling that has suspended executions in the state for eight years. Carney, in a case brought by a death row inmate against t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581919812014-07-16T18:40:03.813-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T18:40:03.813-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58191981@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:40:03 MDT Colorado AG appeals adverse gay marriage rulings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58184060-68/court-marriage-gay-ban.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58184060-68/court-marriage-gay-ban.html.csp">Colorado AG appeals adverse gay marriage rulings</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NICHOLAS RICCARDI </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T21:50:05.045-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 09:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Denver • A federal judge said Tuesday that he will decide by July 25 whether to order Colorado to immediately allow gay couples to marry. U.S. District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore is presiding over a lawsuit against the state’s gay marriage ban. There is no dispute that he will find that the ban is unconstitutional. The only disagreement is whether he should stay his ruling or let it take effect immediately. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said Monday that it’s only a matter of time un...</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> 58184060@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:50:05 MDT Republican governors’ words shift on gay marriage http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177216-68/marriage-republican-gay-governors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58177216-68/marriage-republican-gay-governors.html.csp">Republican governors’ words shift on gay marriage</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STEVE PEOPLES and ERIK SCHELZIG </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-12T19:09:40.158-06:00">Updated Jul 12, 2014 07:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Nashville, Tenn. • Deep in the nation’s Bible Belt, new signs emerged this weekend of an evolution among Republican governors on gay marriage, an explosive social issue that has divided American families and politics for years. While the Republican Party’s religious conservatives continue to fight against same-sex marriage, its governors appear to be backing off their opposition— in their rhetoric, at least. For some, the shift may be more a matter of tone than substance as the GOP tries to at...</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> 58177216@www.sltrib.com Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:09:40 MDT