31, Jan 2015 - Salt Lake City, UT FLDS leaders will not testify in child labor case due to ‚Äėsincerely held religious beliefs‚Äô
SALT LAKE CITY ‚ÄĒ A federal judge has ruled leaders and members of a Utah-based polygamous church do not have to answer questions in depositions about child labor law violations, citing their ‚Äúsincerely held religious beliefs.‚ÄĚ The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge David Sam came after a contentious hearing Wednesday where Fundamentalist LDS Church [‚Ä¶]
30, Jan 2015 - Salt Lake City, UT Parents of black Utah man shot by police sue officers, city
By Peg McEntee SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - The parents of a 22-year-old black man who was shot and killed by police in Utah while holding a sword sued the officers and city in federal court on Friday, claiming that his civil rights were violated. The fatal shooting of Darrien Hunt in Sarasota Springs in September raised tensions in the mostly white, fast-growing community some 30 miles south of ...
30, Jan 2015 - Salt Lake City, UT Utah likely to jump in to same-sex marriage cases before SCOTUS
SALT LAKE CITY ‚ÄĒ The state of Utah is expected to get involved in the cases before the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage, FOX 13 has learned. The federal solicitor for the Utah Attorney General‚Äôs Office said the state ‚Äúwill likely submit an amicus‚ÄĚ in support of a state‚Äôs right to define marriage as [‚Ä¶]
28, Jan 2015 - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor leaves the stage, charges into the audience at U. speech
SALT LAKE CITY ‚ÄĒ It was not the dry speech expected from a visiting dignitary. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor dispensed with a canned speech on Wednesday, wandering the floor of the University of Utah‚Äôs Huntsman Center before charging into the audience to sit with groups of middle and high school students. ‚ÄúI hate [‚Ä¶]
10, Oct 2014 - Salt Lake City, UT Double-jeopardy claims tossed in deputy's shooting
SALT LAKE CITY ‚ÄĒ 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 ‚Ä¶
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...
09, Oct 2014 - Utah appeals ruling in 'Sister Wives' case
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) ‚ÄĒ 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.
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 - Utah AG drops same-sex marriage recognition appeal
SALT LAKE CITY ‚ÄĒ The Utah Attorney General‚Äôs Office is asking the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss it‚Äôs appeal of a lawsuit over recognition of same-sex marriages. FOX 13 first reported on Tuesday morning that Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes was seeking to dismiss Evans v. Herbert, a lawsuit filed by the [‚Ä¶]
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 ...
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 ...