24, Oct 2014 - Mandate issued, Utah clerks ready to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples
Same-sex marriages in Utah began again Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from five states trying to revive their same-sex marriage bans, effectively legalizing gay and lesbian union in eleven new states. A mandate from the ...
24, Oct 2014 - Utah clerks issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples
Same-sex marriages in Utah began again Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals from five states trying to revive their same-sex marriage bans, effectively legalizing gay and lesbian unions in 11 new states. A mandate from the 10t...
24, Oct 2014 - Utah gay-marriage plaintiff on court's decision: 'It's a big day'
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear appeals Monday from five states trying to revive their same-sex marriage bans, effectively legalizing gay and lesbian union in 11 new states - including Utah. It was not immediately clear when marriage licenses...
22, Oct 2014 - Court Rejects Pollution Petition
A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge by environmentalists who sought a review of plans in New Mexico and other Western states that aim to reduce haze-causing pollution. A handful of environmental groups questioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to allow New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming to move forward with their plans.
22, Oct 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Proposed same-sex amendment raises questions about future legislation
An amendment to the Utah State Constitution, proposed by Rep. Jacob Anderegg, R-Lehi, is one such piece of legislation that is pushing back on the new lower-court rulings on same-sex marriage.
22, Oct 2014 - Confusion About Same-Sex Marriage Laws Abounds Across the U.S.
Days after the Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in nearly a dozen states by refusing to hear states' appeals, many same-sex couples still face obstacles to legal recognition The five states directly affected by the ruling — Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin — started issuing marriage licenses immediately on Monday. Another six states were affected indirectly by the ...
21, Oct 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Utah misses appearance deadline in polygamy case
UPDATE: On Wednesday afternoon, the Utah Attorney General’s Office formally filed its notice of appearance in the case. ORIGINAL STORY: SALT LAKE CITY — The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Utah has failed to comply with guidelines to appeal a judge’s ruling that essentially decriminalized polygamy in the state. In a notice filed […]
20, Oct 2014 - Travel Agent Pleads Guilty to $360,000 Willard Band Scam
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Utah man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday for stealing $360,000 from the Willard High School Band Boosters, which cancelled a Hawaii trip for more than 300 students and chaperones. Calliope R. Saaga, also known as Ope, 40, of Saratoga Springs, Utah, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. In January 2011, Saaga was doing business as Present America Tours, LLC and ...
12, Oct 2014 - In Gay Marriage's New Landscape, Glee, Confusion And Resistance
Same-sex couples are getting married in Utah and other states one day after the Supreme Court let stand rulings that overturned bans on gay marriage. But couples have been turned away in Kansas.
12, Oct 2014 - US Supreme Court says same-sex marriage can proceed in five states with prior bans
Big news for gay marriage this morning out of Washington . The US Supreme Court denied review of the attempts by petitioners in several states to reverse lower-court decisions that struck down bans on same-sex marriage in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. All of those states, much like Arkansas, had previously banned gay marriage before lower courts struck down their prohibitions ...
12, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court declines to review same-sex marriage cases
The Supreme Court today decided to let stand rulings that allow same-sex marriage in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Indiana and Wisconsin, a surprising move that may clear the way for the expansion of such unions throughout the nation.
11, Oct 2014 - Same-sex marriage legal in Utah after Supreme Court rejects case
The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear same-sex marriage appeals from Utah and four other states, leaving in place lower court rulings that allow gays and lesbians to marry.
11, Oct 2014 - Court ends stay in Okla., Utah gay marriage cases
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court has lifted its stay in gay marriage cases in Oklahoma and Utah, clearing the way for same-sex nuptials to begin in both states.
11, Oct 2014 - Supreme Court rejects gay marriage appeals, could open marriage in NC, SC
The Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. SPECIAL SECTION : Same-sex marriage The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. No other state cases were currently pending with the high court, but the ...
11, Oct 2014 - How same-sex marriage is unfolding in 11 states
The Supreme Court on Monday denied appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin in which those states sought to prohibit same-sex marriage.
11, Oct 2014 - US supreme court decision paves way for sweeping expansion of gay rights
Court declines to hear appeals from five states Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin seeking to uphold same-sex marriage bans and paves way for legalisation in six other states Gay rights in the US a state-by-state interactive guide The US supreme court signalled a sweeping expansion of gay rights across America on Monday, declining to hear appeals from five states seeking to uphold ...
11, Oct 2014 - Ban lifted for the last time; same-sex marriage is legal in Indiana again
In an unexpected move, the Supreme Court abstained from ruling on same-sex marriage bans affecting Virginia, Indiana, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Utah on Monday. Now, the decision falls to the previous ruling by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in August, saying the banning of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
11, Oct 2014 - Same-sex marriages resume; DOJ concedes fight over
The U.S. Supreme court effectively legalized same-sex marriages in five states by turning away appeals on a number of cases Monday. The justices did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The court's order immediately ended delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states should be able to get married soon. A representative for ...
10, Oct 2014 - Are the 'Sister Wives' in legal trouble?
A federal appeals court will review a ruling that struck down parts of Utah's anti-polygamy law and was hailed as a landmark decision removing the threat of arrest for plural families in Utah.
10, Oct 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Double-jeopardy claims tossed in deputy's shooting
SALT LAKE CITY — Trying a Utah man in federal court for the killing of a sheriff's deputy isn't double jeopardy, even though the defendant was acquitted of the slaying in state court, a judge …
09, Oct 2014 - Utah appeals ruling in 'Sister Wives' case
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court will review a ruling that struck down parts of Utah's anti-polygamy law and was hailed as a landmark decision removing the threat of arrest for plural families in Utah.
09, Oct 2014 - Same-sex marriage now legal in Utah after Supreme Court declines to hear appeal
Same-sex marriage is now the law of the land in Utah and many other states. The U.S. Supreme court declined on Oct. 6 to hear Utah’s appeal of a federal court ruling that struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage.
09, Oct 2014 - BLOG: Idaho Gets Big Lawyer, True Believer to Help Win Gay Marriage Fight
The State of Idaho has gotten the assistance of a prominent lawyer who left his firm to fight gay marriage in Utah to help in Idaho's fight against an appeals court ruling that would legalize it here, too.
09, Oct 2014 - Utah appeals ruling on anti-polygamy laws in 'Sister Wives' case
SALT LAKE CITY : The constitutionality of Utah's anti-polygamy law is now in the hands of a federal appeals court that will review a ruling that struck down parts of the law and was hailed as a landmark decision removing the threat of arrest for plur...
08, Oct 2014 - Washington, UT Obama nominates Jill Parrish for federal court judge
Washington • President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Utah Supreme Court Justice Jill Parrish to the federal district court for the state to replace Judge Dee Benson, who took semi-retirement in January. Parrish, who has served on Utah’s high court since 2003, would be only the second female judge on the Utah federal court, joining Judge Tena Campbell if confirmed. When she joined the state ...
08, Oct 2014 - Correction: Gay Marriage-Developments story
Plaintiffs Moudi Sbeity, right, and his partner Derek Kitchen, one of three couples who brought the lawsuit against Utah's gay marriage ban, kiss following a news conference Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Utah and four other states that had sought to bar weddings between gay couples.
08, Oct 2014 - UPDATE: Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage expansion
The justices, without comment, brought to an end delays in same-sex marriages in five states: Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. Couples in six other states — Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming — should be able to get married in short order. Read more
08, Oct 2014 - Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty in Utah federal court to conspiracy
Former FBI agent Robert G. Lustyik Jr. pleaded guilty on Monday just before a trial was to begin on charges he tried to derail a federal investigation into a company accused of defrauding the military out of millions of dollars through a defense cont...
08, Oct 2014 - Utah drops appeal in same-sex marriage recognition case
Utah dropped its appeal Tuesday of a federal court ruling requiring it to recognize same-sex marriages performed in the state last December and January.