29, Jul 2014 - Steve Powell declares bankruptcy
Steve Powell, whose daughter-in-law disappeared in Utah in 2009, has declared bankruptcy. Powell filed his bankruptcy petition June 19 in federal court in Tacoma, Wash. He lists $289,947 in assets and $2.1 million in liabilities. Those liabilities...
29, Jul 2014 - 2 Ag-Gag Laws Facing Federal Court Challenges
Ag-gag laws in Utah, Idaho face court challenges; some farm groups to turn to social media
29, Jul 2014 - Ex-officer charged with manslaughter gets high-profile legal help
The evidence doesn't point to manslaughter, according to a University of Utah law professor and former federal judge who will aid ex-officer Shaun Cowley's defense team.
29, Jul 2014 - Attorney: FBI did 'reasonable' search for O.K. City bombing records
As a bench trial began Monday in Utah's federal court, FBI employees testified they conducted an extensive search of videotapes and documents from the agency's Oklahoma City bombing investigation to fulfill a records request by Utah lawyer Jesse Tren...
29, Jul 2014 - Utah to appeal ruling in favor of gay marriage directly to US Supreme Court
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is going directly to the nation's highest court to challenge an appellate ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday.
28, Jul 2014 - Attorney: FBI did 'reasonable' search for OK City bombing records
As a three-day bench trial began Monday in Utah's federal court, a lawyer for the FBI said the agency searched for weeks for records from its Oklahoma City bombing investigation. Salt Lake City attorney Jesse Trentadue filed a request under the Free...
28, Jul 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Trial begins over files from Oklahoma City bombing
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - A man's quest to learn about his brothers death may force the FBI to open its files on the Oklahoma City bombing.
28, Jul 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Shaun Cowley's attorney wants charges dismissed
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - Shaun Cowley’s attorneys want charges against him dismissed. Cowley, the former West Valley police officer is facing manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Danielle Willard.
28, Jul 2014 - Supreme Court delays benefits for Utah gay couples
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 1,000 same-sex married couples in Utah will have to wait longer for state benefits after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday that state officials don't have to recognize the marriages until their appeal is heard.
28, Jul 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Former judge defending ex-West Valley officer
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former federal judge and University of Utah law professor will help defend a former West Valley City detective charged with manslaughter.
28, Jul 2014 - Appeals court upholds ruling voiding Oklahoma gay marriage ban
By Heide Brandes Oklahoma City (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday upheld a lower court decision voiding as unconstitutional Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriage, drawing on a similar decision it made for Utah. The decision by the three-judge panel of the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest in a series of rulings by judges in federal and state courts to find such ...
28, Jul 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Ex-federal judge says West Valley detective should never have been charged
Paul Cassell, a University of Utah law professor and former federal judge, has agreed to help defend former West Valley...
27, Jul 2014 - Two Ag-Gag Laws Facing Federal Court
Des Moines, Iowa — The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists over laws prohibiting secretly filmed documentation of animal abuse is moving from state legislatures to federal courts as laws in Utah and Idaho face constitutional challenges.
26, Jul 2014 - Utah pondering next same-sex marriage move
The state of Utah, preparing to take its case against legalized same-sex marriages to the U.S. Supreme Court in a few weeks, finds itself facing a need to go to the Justices earlier to keep its options open on another front in that controversy.
26, Jul 2014 - Utah gay couples who married could get benefits
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples who married in Utah after the state same-sex marriage ban was overturned could get benefits in 10 days after a favorable ruling from a federal appeals court.
26, Jul 2014 - Is Supreme Court Ready to Tackle Gay Marriage Bans?
After a federal appeals court weighed in on Utah's ban, experts say the issue is likely headed for the high court sooner rather than later.
26, Jul 2014 - Marriage equality comes to Oklahoma
A federal appeals court has ruled that Oklahoma must allow same-sex couples to marry. It's the same court that earlier struck down Utah's ban. The opinion has been stayed pending appeal. As yet, there's no current disagreement among the circuits on this question, but many expect the U.S. Supreme Court to take a case anyway. It all boils down to Justice Kennedy. Is he ready to finish the job by ...
26, Jul 2014 - Utah asks Supreme Court for emergency stay in gay marriage case
Utah's attorney general on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency stay of a federal appeals court's decision last month striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriages.
26, Jul 2014 - Utah, UT Utah AG wants FLDS cops shut down
SALT LAKE CITY — In a letter, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes says he backs efforts to shut down the police force in the polygamous border towns of Hildale and Colorado City. The letter, filed in a federal court in Phoenix, is in support of Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s request to disband the Colorado […]
26, Jul 2014 - Utah asks Supreme Court to stay ruling on recognizing gay marriages
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Utah's attorney general asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday for an emergency stay of an order by an appeals court to recognize hundreds of same-sex marriages performed in the state pending an appeal. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied Utah's bid to further block legal recognition of about 1,300 gay weddings performed after ...
26, Jul 2014 - Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court - NBC40.net
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah is going directly to the nation's highest court to challenge an appellate ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday.
25, Jul 2014 - Utah to appeal ruling in favour of gay marriage directly to US Supreme Court
Utah is going directly to the U.S. Supreme Court to challenge an appellate ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday. If the Supreme court decides to take the case, it will be the first time the top court considers gay marriage since justices last year struck down part of the federal Defence of Marriage Act. "It is a ...
25, Jul 2014 - Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to U.S. Supreme Court
By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Utah's attorney general will appeal directly to the U.S. Supreme Court over last month's ruling by a federal appeals court that backed gay marriage in the conservative, heavily Mormon state, his office said on Wednesday. An appeal by Utah was widely expected after the June 25 decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th ...
25, Jul 2014 - Federal Court Rules Against Utah's Ban On Gay Marriage
A federal appeals court in Denver struck down Utah's ban on gay marriage. It's the first appeals court decision in the nation to date, and paves the way for a U.S. Supreme Court decision on the issue.
25, Jul 2014 - Utah attorney general wants Supreme Court to delay order giving benefits to same-sex couples
SALT LAKE CITY — More than 1,000 gay and lesbian couples who married in Utah after the state same-sex marriage ban was overturned could get benefits in 10 days after a favorable ruling from a federal appeals court.
25, Jul 2014 - Utah, UT Utah man sentenced to five years in prison for shooting at synagogue
(Reuters) - A Utah man was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for shooting into an unoccupied synagogue in Salt Lake City in what federal authorities said was an attack motivated by religious bias. Macon Openshaw, 22, pleaded guilty in a federal court in Utah in April to the civil rights violation of damaging the synagogue and to two counts of unlawful gun possession, U.S. attorneys ...
25, Jul 2014 - Federal courts strike down gay marriage bans in Utah, Indiana
Two federal courts struck down state marriage laws in Utah and Indiana against same-sex unions Wednesday, continuing a sweep of rulings that all find that people have a constitutional right to marry someone of the same sex. In a 2-1 ruling from the 10th U.S. Circuit ...
25, Jul 2014 - Cache, UT John Huggins: Utah Suspect Wanted To Blow Up Police Station, Start Anti-Government Revolution
John Huggins wanted to kill Utah police officers and then blow up a police station to spark a revolution against the government, authorities have claimed. The 47-year-old was arrested on Thursday and charged with possessing an unregistered destructive device. He made his first appearance in federal court on Friday. Authorities said he built a homemade
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 ...