judge - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/judge News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Federal judge overturns 6-week abortion ban http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57827025-68/abortion-law-state-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57827025-68/abortion-law-state-court.html.csp">Federal judge overturns 6-week abortion ban</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JAMES MacPHERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T19:25:46.905-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 07:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bismarck, N.D. • A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they’re pregnant. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland, who is based in Bismarck, said the law is “invalid and unconstitutional” and that it “cannot withstand a constitutional challenge.” The state attorney general said he was looking at whether to appeal the decision. North Dakota is among several cons...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578270252014-04-16T19:25:46.905-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-16T19:25:46.905-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57827025@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:25:46 MDT Aposhian considering plea deal in criminal case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57818468-78/aposhian-criminal-case-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57818468-78/aposhian-criminal-case-judge.html.csp">Aposhian considering plea deal in criminal 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="2014-04-14T20:53:51.901-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 08:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Holladay • A plea bargain may be in the works for Utah’s leading gun advocate, Clark Aposhian, who has been battling criminal charges for almost a year. Aposhian, 49, faces misdemeanor counts of criminal trespass, criminal mischief, domestic violence in the presence of a child and threat of violence, which altogether could amount to a maximum penalty of up to two years in jail. It was not immediately clear what the plea bargain would entail, but Aposhian’s attorney, Morgan Philpot, said Monday ...</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> 57818468@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:53:51 MDT Same-sex marriage plaintiffs will be Utah Pride parade grand marshals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57798203-66/utah-pride-couples-marriage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/57798203-66/utah-pride-couples-marriage.html.csp">Same-sex marriage plaintiffs will be Utah Pride parade grand marshals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T21:17:21.989-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The six plaintiffs in the lawsuit to overturn Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage will be honored as heroes this summer by the Utah Pride Festival. The three couples — Laurie Wood and Kody Partridge, Moudi Sbeity and Derek Kitchen, and Kate Call and Karen Archer — have been named grand marshals of the Utah Pride Parade, set for Sunday, June 8, in downtown Salt Lake City. On Dec. 20, a federal judge hearing the couples’ lawsuit ruled that Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. That aft...</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> 57798203@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:17:21 MDT Judge tells Davis County jail to keep its hands off inmates’ money http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57803945-78/county-inmates-davis-allphin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57803945-78/county-inmates-davis-allphin.html.csp">Judge tells Davis County jail to keep its hands off inmates’ money</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="2014-04-10T22:03:37.598-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 10:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A judge has ordered the Davis County jail to stop taking money from inmates’ personal accounts to cover lodging and medical expenses. The practice, known as Pay For Stay, began with a 2007 state law enabling counties to collect payments from inmates to transfer jail costs away from taxpayers. But in an order filed Wednesday, 2nd District Judge Michael G. Allphin wrote that the payments are a form of restitution, which requires authorization from the courts. The issue was raised about a year ago...</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> 57803945@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:03:37 MDT Former Utah teacher sentenced to prison for sex with teen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57797261-78/niedzwiecki-heiner-sexual-abuse.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57797261-78/niedzwiecki-heiner-sexual-abuse.html.csp">Former Utah teacher sentenced to prison for sex with teen</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="2014-04-10T21:50:45.306-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Farmington • Before Jaime Heiner met her junior high school teacher, Stephen Niedzwiecki, she had never kissed a boy. The 15-year-old had never had a boyfriend, and the only things she knew about sex, she had learned in a sixth-grade maturation class. So when her former teacher began pursuing her romantically and the relationship became sexual, Heiner said she didn’t know it was abuse. “I did not consent,” the now-18-year-old woman told a judge during Niedzwiecki’s sentencing hearing Thursday. “...</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> 57797261@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:50:45 MDT Judge blames State Department for years of delay in Blackwater case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57798638-68/department-state-immunity-blackwater.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57798638-68/department-state-immunity-blackwater.html.csp">Judge blames State Department for years of delay in Blackwater case</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETE YOST</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T20:38:30.047-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 08:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A federal judge is calling for an investigation of the State Department over years of delays in prosecuting Blackwater security guards in the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in 2007. Four Blackwater guards are scheduled to go on trial June 11 in Washington for the deaths of 14 Iraqi civilians and the wounding of 18 others. In an opinion, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth said the State Department caused the delays by allowing the Diplomatic Security Service to grant legal im...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577986382014-04-09T20:38:30.047-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-09T20:38:30.047-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57798638@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:38:30 MDT Utah judge won’t dismiss child killer’s kidnap conviction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57795924-78/met-hser-moo-ner.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57795924-78/met-hser-moo-ner.html.csp">Utah judge won’t dismiss child killer’s kidnap conviction</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="2014-04-09T21:04:49.332-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Esar Met was convicted in January of killing and kidnapping 7-year-old Hser Ner Moo. But, his defense attorneys argued Wednesday, there’s no proof he kidnapped the girl, held her against her will and purposefully prevented her from leaving the basement of his South Salt Lake apartment. In a last-ditch attempt to lessen the charges against their client, Esar Met’s defense team asked the judge to do away with the kidnapping conviction, leaving Met to answer only to one count of first-degree felon...</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> 57795924@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:04:49 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 Prep basketball: Judge’s Kailie Quinn is All-Tribune MVP http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57790455-190/quinn-kailie-basketball-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/tribpreps/57790455-190/quinn-kailie-basketball-judge.html.csp">Prep basketball: Judge’s Kailie Quinn is All-Tribune MVP</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bubba Brown | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T22:56:49.31-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It was in sixth grade that Judge Memorial basketball star Kailie Quinn sat across from her father and uttered the words that later would come to define her. Quinn and her father were talking about the future, about where it could take them, and with vigor she made a vow about hers: She would start as a freshman three years later for the Bulldogs. More importantly, she would earn a full-ride Division I basketball scholarship. Her father, caught off guard by such a bold prediction from his young 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> 57790455@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:56:49 MDT Orem man gets up to 5 years in prison for stepfather’s beating death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57790433-78/diem-rowley-stepfather-heart.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57790433-78/diem-rowley-stepfather-heart.html.csp">Orem man gets up to 5 years in prison for stepfather’s beating death</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="2014-04-08T22:30:07.243-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">American Fork • Jason Rowley knew his father had heart issues, but the man was a marathon runner who had completed over 60 races, and was otherwise perfectly healthy. Melvin Rowley should have lived longer than his 79 years, the son told 4th District Judge Christine Johnson on Tuesday. But Melvin Rowley’s heart stopped on June 27 after an altercation with his stepson, Strider Logan Diem, that culminated when Diem drunkenly struck his stepfather in the face several times. The elderly Orem man di...</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> 57790433@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:30:07 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 No jail time for former Utah teacher accused of sex with teen http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57790430-78/jarrell-student-teacher-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57790430-78/jarrell-student-teacher-judge.html.csp">No jail time for former Utah teacher accused of sex with teen</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="2014-04-08T21:30:20.771-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 09:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Jordan • Courtney Louise Jarrell was a well-liked teacher. She was young and energetic. Her supervisors said she had a bright future in the career she spent years cultivating. But after pleading guilty to having a romantic and sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, the former Riverton High School math and basketball instructor will never again step foot in a classroom. On Tuesday, 3rd District Judge Bruce Lubeck decided that was punishment enough. “Everyone involved seems to 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> 57790430@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:30:20 MDT Pistorius sobs during testimony in murder trial http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57790232-68/pistorius-door-steenkamp-toilet.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57790232-68/pistorius-door-steenkamp-toilet.html.csp">Pistorius sobs during testimony in murder trial</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-08T10:13:08.227-06:00">Updated Apr 8, 2014 10:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Pretoria, South Africa • Oscar Pistorius broke down in sobs and howls while testifying at his murder trial Tuesday, forcing the court to adjourn as the star athlete was describing the moments he said he first realized he had shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a toilet door in his home. “I sat over Reeva and I cried,” Pistorius said, telling how he broke open the stall door in his bathroom last year to discover his mortally wounded girlfriend slumped over in the cubicle. “I don’t know how lo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577902322014-04-08T10:13:08.227-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-08T10:13:08.227-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57790232@www.sltrib.com Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:13:08 MDT Suit over deadly drone strikes is tossed by judge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779740-68/court-awlaki-collyer-executive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57779740-68/court-awlaki-collyer-executive.html.csp">Suit over deadly drone strikes is tossed by judge</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PETE YOST</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T17:56:15.289-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 05:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer said Friday the case raises serious constitutional issues and is not easy to answer, but that “on these facts and under this circuit’s precedent,” the court will grant the White House request. The suit was against then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, then-CIA Director Davi...</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> 57779740@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 17:56:15 MDT Assistant U.S. attorney tapped to replace Utah judge killed last year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57775770-78/mckelvie-district-court-law.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57775770-78/mckelvie-district-court-law.html.csp">Assistant U.S. attorney tapped to replace Utah judge killed last year</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="2014-04-04T20:55:21.733-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 08:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert has tapped Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard D. McKelvie to fill a vacancy on the 3rd District Court bench left by Judge Anthony Quinn, who died late last year. “Richard is recognized as one of the state’s premier trial attorneys and is uniquely qualified to serve as a district court judge,” Herbert said in a statement released Friday afternoon. “The breadth of his legal expertise in criminal and trial law, combined with his keen intellect, will serve the residents of the 3rd Ju...</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> 57775770@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:55:21 MDT Utah lesbian couple’s adoption stalls despite court order http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765840-78/adoption-marx-state-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57765840-78/adoption-marx-state-judge.html.csp">Utah lesbian couple’s adoption stalls despite court order</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brooke Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T11:52:51.081-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 11:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A lesbian couple have gone from elation to frustration in their quest to be equally recognized as mothers of their daughter after the Utah Office of Vital Records and Statistics on Tuesday refused to accept a court order approving their second-parent adoption. Attorney Shane A. Marx, who represents Kimberly and Amber Leary, presented the office with a final adoption order signed March 26 by a 3rd District Court judge and requested a new birth certificate listing both women as parents of their 16...</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> 57765840@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:52:51 MDT Observer: Panel on Utah gay marriage case ‘slightly’ conservative http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57753186-78/holmes-law-lucero-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57753186-78/holmes-law-lucero-judge.html.csp">Observer: Panel on Utah gay marriage case ‘slightly’ conservative</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brooke Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T22:04:18.664-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 10:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The three-judge panel that will hear same-sex marriage appeals from Utah and Oklahoma brings years of experience to the task, and what one court observer says is a “slightly” conservative bent. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals judges, selected Monday via a computerized random lottery system, are Paul J. Kelly Jr.; Carlos F. Lucero; and Jerome A. Holmes. Holmes was one of the two judges who rejected Utah’s request that U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby’s decision overturning the marria...</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> 57753186@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:04:18 MDT Defense argues ex-AGs have info that could clear Jenson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57754557-78/jenson-attorney-mumford-shurtleff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57754557-78/jenson-attorney-mumford-shurtleff.html.csp">Defense argues ex-AGs have info that could clear Jenson</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="2014-03-31T21:44:04.063-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 09:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah attorney general’s office’s decision to criminally charge jailed businessman Marc Sessions Jenson with fraud was politically driven, personally motivated and legally improper, his attorney argued Monday. And if given the chance to put former attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff on the stand, defense attorney Marcus Mumford said, he’ll prove it. “Mr. Jenson has rights, and those rights include the right to due process. He is certainly entitled to know what evidence has been...</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> 57754557@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:44:04 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 Op-ed: Michigan Judge, not marriage studies, is ‘unbelievable’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739941-82/judge-unbelievable-raised-studies.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57739941-82/judge-unbelievable-raised-studies.html.csp">Op-ed: Michigan Judge, not marriage studies, is ‘unbelievable’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By William C. Duncan</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:05.679-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What does “unbelievable” mean? To most of us, it means that something is clearly not true or at least is so implausible as to justify our rejecting it as an explanation. In his ruling last week that the U.S. Constitution requires Michigan to change its legal definition of marriage to include same-sex couples, Judge Bernard Friedman vociferously attacked four social scientists. The state had relied on their work to cast doubt on the notion that social science establishes that there are no differe...</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> 57739941@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:05 MDT