17, Sep 2014 - Judge finalizes 'Sister Wives' ruling as both sides prepare for appeals
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...
16, Sep 2014 - Family of man shot in court wants courtroom video
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The family of a defendant shot and killed during a federal court trial in Salt Lake City plans to seek courtroom videos of the incident. The U.S. District Court in Utah says there is video surveillance footage of the April 21 shooting of Siale Angilau but the court will not release it. ...
16, Sep 2014 - FBI to probe tampering claims in OKC bombing records case
A federal judge on Monday ordered the FBI to investigate an allegation of witness tampering in a July trial on Utah attorney Jesse Trentadue's lawsuit seeking Oklahoma City bombing records. U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups - who rejected arguments...
16, Sep 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Threat conviction tossed in violent poem case - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Spor
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A federal appeals court has tossed the conviction of a Utah man who was found guilty of threatening to kill a professor by sending an email containing a violent anti-immigrant poem.
16, Sep 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Utah responds to lawsuit over so-called ‚ÄėAg Gag‚Äô law
SALT LAKE CITY ‚ÄĒ The Utah Attorney General‚Äôs Office has filed a response to a lawsuit filed by animal rights groups defending the state‚Äôs so-called ‚ÄúAg Gag‚ÄĚ law. The terse response, filed last week in federal court, denies the allegations leveled by animal welfare organizations. It asks the judge to dismiss the lawsuit outright. Read [‚Ä¶]
15, Sep 2014 - Utah author says Christian romance novel plagiarized, sullied by sex
(Reuters) - A Utah author has sued another writer for allegedly copying her Christian romance novel, adding "graphic sex scenes," and then selling the story, court records showed. Established Christian novelist Rachel Ann Nunes said in a suit filed in a federal Utah court late last month that her book, "A Bid for Love," was plagiarized by Tiffanie Rushton's "eerily similar" story, "The Auction ...
15, Sep 2014 - Utah makes final plea for Supreme Court to take gay marriage case
Utah made its last plea Wednesday for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its same-sex marriage case, arguing it's the best vehicle to resolve the issue nationwide and that the appellate court ruling is wrong.
15, Sep 2014 - Plaintiffs in state-court challenge to gay marriage ban argue against stay
LITTLE ROCK ‚ÄĒ A pending challenge to Utah‚Äôs ban on gay marriage does not justify putting a hold on a challenge to Arkansas‚Äô ban, according to attorneys for same-sex couples who brought the challenge in Arkansas.
15, Sep 2014 - Murray, UT Man charged with witness intimidation has connections to Shurtleff, Swallow
SALT LAKE CITY ‚ÄĒ Robert Montgomery was already a felon twice over when he hosted two fundraisers for former Utah Attorney General John Swallow. Now he‚Äôs accused in federal court of trying to intimidate a witness in an official proceeding. Montgomery was convicted on a weapons charge in 2003, and on a charge called ‚ÄúIllegal [‚Ä¶]
15, Sep 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Trial set for Utah man accused in police bomb plot
A Utah man charged with wanting to kill police officers and bomb a police station in Tremonton is scheduled to go on trial in...
13, Sep 2014 - Utah man indicted in Fort Duchesne murder
A Utah man has been indicted in federal court in a murder on the Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation in northeastern Utah in June. Grant Hurbert Checora, 21, is charged with second-degree murder, attempted murder and two counts of use of a firearm d...
13, Sep 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Gay rights activists face charges over sit-in at Utah Legislature
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Thirteen Utah gay rights activists briefly arrested six months ago during a sit-in at the State Capitol to demand lawmakers consider an anti-discrimination bill are now facing misdemeanor charges linked to the protest, according to state court records. Salt Lake City prosecutors filed a single misdemeanor count of disrupting a meeting or procession ...
13, Sep 2014 - Final ruling issued against part of polygamy ban
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ‚ÄĒ A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives."
13, Sep 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Judge won't disband polygamous sect police
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ‚ÄĒ The police agency that oversees Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border will remain intact after a federal judge rejected the latest request from the Arizona attorney general to disband the department.
11, Sep 2014 - U.S. Supreme Court Will Consider Utah's Same-Sex Marriage Case
Herbert v. Kitchen Et Al. Is One Of Seven Gay Marriage Cases On The Docket For September 29th
04, Apr 2014 - Environmental group sues uranium mill operator
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An environmental group is suing the operator of a southern Utah uranium mill, alleging it has hiked pollution levels in neighboring communities. Grand Canyon Trust filed the suit in Utah federal District Court Wednesday against Energy Fuels Resources over operations at its San ...
04, Apr 2014 - Federal judge says he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages
CINCINNATI - A U.S. judge said Friday that he will order Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages, a move that strikes down part of the state's ban on gay marriages but stops short of forcing it to perform same-sex weddings. Gay marriage is legal in 17 states and in Washington, D.C. Federal judges have struck down bans in Michigan, Utah, Texas, Oklahoma and Virginia, and ordered Kentucky and ...
04, Apr 2014 - Utah ski resort backed by US Forest Service on snowboarding ban
Snowboarders argue in court that resort discriminate while federal agency agrees with safety merits of separating activities The US Forest Service says it supports one of the last US ski resorts to prohibit snowboarding in a court battle over a ban that snowboarders call discriminatory. The decision by the Alta ski area to promote a snowboarder-free experience to lure skiers and keep them safe ...
03, Apr 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Utah recognition of same-sex marriage in judge's hands
Four same-sex couples argued in federal court Wednesday that the state is disrupting their lives.
02, Apr 2014 - Salt Lake, UT Vampire-fanged Utah trucker faces charges of kidnapping women
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - A Utah truck driver known for wearing vampire-fanged dentures is facing federal criminal charges over accusations he sexually abused two women who authorities said were held captive in the man's semi-tractor trailer as he traveled nationwide. Prosecutors, in a complaint filed in federal court in Utah this week, said that Timothy Jay Vafeades held a ...
02, Apr 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT US Forest Service backs Utah ski area, says its snowboarding ban isn't discriminatory
SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. Forest Service is backing one of the last U.S. ski resorts to prohibit snowboarding in a court battle over the ban. Attorneys for the Forest Service say in court arguments filed this week that the decision by the Alta ski area in Utah to promote a snowboarder-free ...
02, Apr 2014 - Federal appeals court extends freeze on Michigan gay marriages
The court cited a similar case in Utah in which the Supreme Court stayed a lower court's decision so that the matter can ultimately be decided by the U.S. Supreme court. 'A stay of the district court's order is warranted,' the Appeals Court panel said in a ruling issued late Tuesday afternoon. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, who had requested the stay, said he wasn't surprised.
01, Apr 2014 - Forest Service backs ban on snowboarders at Utah resort
Alta resort, which forbids snowboarders, is being sued by snowboarders who claim discrimination on federal lands.
28, Nov 2013 - Wisconsin man charged with sex trafficking in Utah
A Wisconsin man faces federal sex trafficking charges in Utah for allegedly forcing four women to travel across several states for prostitution. The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1cPqj0j ) 34-year-old Ontario Lowery of LaCrosse, Wis., pleaded not guilty to nine counts on Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Prosecutors say that among other things, Lowery and his accomplice forced two ...