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Supreme Court blocks Utah same-sex marriage recognition
July 19, 2014
The US Supreme Court on Friday issued a stay on the recognition of same-sex marriages performed in Utah pending final disposition of the appeal by the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Last week the appeals court denied Utah's request to block legal recognition of the marriages, and Utah A....... [more]

Federal appeals court rules against Oklahoma same-sex marriage ban
July 18, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Friday upheld a ruling striking down Oklahoma's same-sex marriage ban. A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma ruled in January that the state's ban on same-sex marriage violates the equal protection clause of the Fourt....... [more]

Survey of State Open and Concealed Carry Laws
July 17, 2014
Open carry laws restrict a person's ability to visibly wear or carry a gun in public. Both open and concealed carry laws vary considerably from state to state. Some state open carry laws differentiate between handguns and long guns, such as rifles and shotguns. Seven states, including California an....... [more]

Federal appeals court denies Utah's request to halt same-sex marriage licenses
July 13, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Friday denied Utah's request to block legal recognition of about 1,300 same-sex weddings performed after the state's ban was briefly lifted in December. The request came in response to both the District Court for the District of Utah's ruling in Dece....... [more]

Federal appeals court upholds ruling striking down Utah same-sex marriage ban
June 26, 2014
A panel of judges sitting for the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling striking down Utah's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The US District Court for the District of Utah struck down Utah's constitutional and statutory bans on same....... [more]

The Supreme Court, the Death Penalty and Intellectual Disabilities
June 17, 2014
Since the US Supreme Court first addressed the death penalty the 1879 case Wilkerson v. Utah, the Court has struggled with determining the penalty's constitutional boundaries. In 1976 the court held in Gregg v. Georgia that the imposition of the death penalty does not always violate the Eighth Amend....... [more]

Utah high court halts adoption by second same-sex parents
May 18, 2014
The Utah Supreme Court issued a stay on Friday temporarily halting adoptions by second parents in legally wed same-sex couples. In December, the US District Court for the District of Utah ruled that Utah's constitutional and statutory bans on same-sex marriage violate due process and equal protectio....... [more]

Focusing on the Families: Utah's Same-Sex Marriages Strengthens Families
February 19, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnists Kaley Lentini and Lenore Montanaro, Western New England University School of Law Class of 2014 and Class of 2015, discuss Utah's recent case that strikes down its anti same-sex marriage law..."There is no rational connection between Utah's prohibition of same-sex marriage and....... [more]

Utah state attorneys file brief in same-sex marriage appeal
February 6, 2014
Attorneys for the State of Utah seeking to overturn a federal court decision that struck down a state ban on gay marriage filed a brief on Tuesday with the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. In December a judge for the US District Court for the District of Utah struck down the state's same....... [more]

ACLU challenges Utah's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages
January 22, 2014
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in conjunction with a private law firm, filed a lawsuit in the Third Judicial District Court for the State of Utah Salt Lake County on Tuesday on behalf of four same-sex married couples in Utah. The couples were legally married in Utah after a judge for....... [more]

Airborne Emissions in the National Commons: Comments on EME Homer City Generation
January 21, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist John Robinson Jr., University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Class of 2014 discusses the consolidated cases of EPA v. EME Homer City Generation and American Lung Association v. EME Homer City Generation, and the EPA's efforts to address cross-state air pollution...The US....... [more]




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