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267 ABA Journal Utah articles.

When is graffiti art? Man is accused of defacing work of famous street artist

A criminal prosecution in Park City, Utah, raises the question of what differentiates art from graffiti.

David William Noll of California has been charged with criminal mischief based on allegations…

Same-sex marriages in Utah don’t have to be recognized pending appeal because of SCOTUS stay

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on Friday that allows the state of Utah to refuse to recognize same-sex marriages while the state appeals a federal appeals court ruling…

Two former Utah attorneys general are charged in bribery case

Two men who each formerly served as Utah’s top law enforcement official were arrested Tuesday and charged with bribery.

Former Utah attorney general Mark Shurtleff, 56, and the Republican he…

Marshal who shot and killed defendant in federal court during trial won’t be prosecuted, DOJ says

An unidentified marshal who shot and killed a 25-year-old defendant as he charged the witness stand with a pen in his hand during a federal racketeering trial in Salt Lake…

10th Circuit rules Utah gay-marriage ban is unconstitutional

A divided federal appeals court panel in Denver on Wednesday upheld a decision by a federal judge in Utah that a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional under the…

Utah lawyer asks to broadcast divorce court proceedings, but the answer appears to be no

A Salt Lake City lawyer hopes to broadcast divorce court proceedings on his YouTube channel, but he has had little luck persuading judges to agree.

Lawyer Eric Johnson came up…

Bill to allow firing-squad executions is being drafted in state with just one death-row inmate

A legislative committee in Wyoming is drafting a bill to allow firing-squad executions, though the state has only one death-row inmate.

Committee staffers are beginning work on the bill after…

Utah mom charged with first-degree murder in deaths of 6 newborns

A Utah mother was formally charged Monday with first-degree murder in the deaths of six newborn babies whose bodies, police said, were recently found inside a garage.

Megan Huntsman, 39,…

Federal judge provides for jury counseling after marshal fatally shoots defendant in court

A new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City was touted for its enhanced security features.

However, when a defendant in a racketeering case lunged at a witness at his trial…

Defendant shot dead by marshal after charging witness stand during trial, officials say

Updated: A defendant in a federal racketeering trial was shot multiple times in the chest by a federal marshal Monday after he lunged toward the witness stand holding a pen…

As state and local police struggle to investigate cybercrime, official describes ‘helpless feeling’

Despite an explosion of cybercrime in recent years, many state and local law enforcement officers aren’t equipped to deal with it. As a result, conduct that results in significant financial…

New federal courthouse looks like ‘a gigantic air conditioner compressor’

Architects are exuberant about the new federal courthouse that opened in Salt Lake City last week.

But a lot of city residents aren’t pleased with the structure, which is widely…

Woman is expected to face murder charges after 7 dead infants were discovered in her garage

No one apparently knew Megan Huntsman was ever pregnant, including her husband and his three daughters, two of them now adults, who lived at their home.

Yet police in Provo,…

Stripped of Boy Scout leadership posts, 2 men avoid jail in case of toppled ancient rocks

Two former Boy Scout leaders have taken misdemeanor pleas and avoided jail in what was originally a felony case over the toppling of an ancient boulder in a Utah state…

Campaign-donation secrecy at issue in report criticizing former Utah AG Swallow

The Utah State Bar says it is continuing its ethics investigation of former Utah Attorney General John Swallow after a report by a special legislative committee raised questions about “pay…

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