Supreme Court to hear arguments over President Trump’s travel ban today. A look at state Rep. Mike Kennedy’s personal wealth. Mitt Romney’s Jazz appearance goes viral.
Happy Wednesday. Nearly 15 months after the first round of President Donald Trump’s travel ban kicked in, sparking angry protests at international airports across America, the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this morning on whether the controversial policy violates federal law or the U.S. Constitution. [Politico]
Topping the news: U.S. Senate candidate and state Rep. Mike Kennedy may be a millionaire, but he still has only a fraction of the money of his primary challenger, Mitt Romney. [Trib]
-> Romney’s appearance at a Utah Jazz game went viral. Here are the best tweets and responses. [Trib]
Tweets of the day: From @ pourmecoffee: “Feels good and safe knowing complex existential international security agreements are being negotiated by the administration that did literally no vetting of the man picked to lead their self-proclaimed top priority.”
-> From @ kingSCHARF: “TORONTO HAS DRAKE BUT SALT LAKE HAS @MittRomney”
-> From @TheDweck: “ Everyone’s making fun of Romney’s outfit but it technically is the perfect representation of ‘Utah Jazz’”
Happy Birthday: To former state Rep. David Litvack.
-> San Juan County rescinded a deal to dismiss felony charges against a man accused of killing cattle unless he admits guilt. [Trib]
-> Pat Bagley depicts what can be accomplished by a good guy without a gun. [Trib]
-> Robert Gehrke describes a possible 2020 ballot initiative that could bring full-strength beer and wine to grocery stores. [Trib]
Nationally: President Donald Trump suggested that his pick to head the Department of Veterans Affairs may withdraw because of the “abuse” he is facing during the confirmation process. [NYTimes]
-> While meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, Trump expressed an openness toward negotiating a new, tougher deal with Iran. [NYTimes]
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