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267 ABA Journal Utah articles.

Police department lawyer is jailed by own client on suspicion of drug and weapon crimes

A lawyer for the Salt Lake City police department has been arrested on suspicion of drug and weapon crimes by employees of his own client.

James Wesley Robinson, 50, was…

Suit claims Utah adoption laws allow ‘legalized fraud and kidnapping’

A federal lawsuit filed last month claims Utah’s adoption-friendly laws violate the constitutional rights of unwed fathers.

The suit filed in Salt Lake City on behalf of 12 fathers says…

License-plate-reader businesses file First Amendment suit over new Utah privacy law

In an unusual First Amendment challenge to a revised state law seeking to protect individual privacy, two companies that offer license-plate readers and data services to private businesses such as…

Same-sex marriages in Utah will be recognized by federal government, Holder says

The federal government will recognize nearly 1,300 same-sex marriages performed in Utah in recent weeks, despite the state’s announcement that it would not confer legal status on those unions.

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Utah AG sees ‘legal limbo’ for same-sex marriages after SCOTUS puts the unions on hold

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday stayed a federal judge’s Dec. 20 decision allowing same-sex marriages in Utah.

The Supreme Court stayed the decision by U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby…

Online retailer sued by couple it fined $3,500 over disparaging review

An online retailer is being sued for fining a Utah couple over a negative review and damaging their credit rating when…

Lawyer who fired shots into office employee’s condo is sentenced to prison

A Salt Lake City judge rejected a prosecutor’s recommendation of probation and sentenced a lawyer on Monday to a year in prison for firing four shots into the condo of…

‘Sister wives’ star wins partial victory in challenge to Utah’s polygamy ban

A federal judge in Utah has struck down a ban on cohabitation in Utah’s polygamy law in a partial victory for a star of the reality series Sister Wives.

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Utah’s attorney general resigns amid probes

Utah Attorney General John Swallow announced Thursday that he will resign from office, effective Dec. 3, saying that ongoing investigations of claimed election-law violations and other issues are taking too…

Viral video of man toppling rock in state park catches attention of disability claim defendant

It hasn’t been a good month for Glenn Taylor.

First the Boy Scout leader from Utah was featured, along with another leader, toppling an ancient boulder in a state park…

Does man’s Elmo diaper exposure amount to felony lewdness? Utah supremes hear arguments

A lawyer for a Utah man convicted of lewdness for showing children his Elmo diaper says the conduct may have been odd, but it doesn’t support a conviction for felony…

Ex-judge takes plea in Oxycodone case

After resigning from office last week, a now-former Utah justice court judge has taken a plea in a drug-possession case.

Virginia Ward, 46, who had served on the Salt Lake…

19 ‘right to dry’ states outlaw clothesline bans; is yours among them?

Once upon a time, a clothesline was a standard feature of most back yards. But concern that publicly airing clean laundry attached with clothespins to a rope or wire was…

Cops in high-speed chases owe duty to fleeing suspects, Utah Supreme Court rules

Ruling in the case of a teen who died in a high-speed chase, the Utah Supreme Court has held that police owe a statutory duty of care to fleeing suspects.

Utah scraps English-only rule for prison visits

Prisoners and their visitors in Utah will be able to speak to one another in Spanish or any other language now that officials there have scrapped an English-only policy.

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