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MICHAEL BALSAMO and JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

Appeals Court Rejects Challenge To Mueller’s Appointment

A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel after his authority was challenged by a witness who had refused to appear before a grand jury.
4 years ago
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State Of Utah To Decertify BYU Police Department

Brigham Young University will appeal the state's decision to decertify the university's police department, according to a statement from BYU.
4 years ago
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Bill That Would Allow Drivers To Run Red Lights Passes House

A bill that would allow Utah drivers to run red lights in certain situations passed in the House on Monday. 
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DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press

Should Drug Dealers Be Charged With Murder? States Ponder

Twenty states now have so-called "drug-induced homicide" laws that carry the same sentences as murder and manslaughter, according to the Drug Policy Alliance.
4 years ago
FILE: Sen. Daniel W. Thatcher, R-West Valley City, gives a thumbs up at the State Captiol in Salt L...
LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press

Proposal To Strengthen Hate-Crimes Law Passes Key Step

A proposal to strengthen Utah's hate-crimes law was approved by a panel of lawmakers on Thursday, a key first step forward for the idea long stuck in legislative gridlock.
4 years ago
People walk by a snow covered Supreme Court on January 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Dra...
MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Supreme Court: Constitutional Ban On High Fines Applies To State

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the Constitution's ban on excessive fines applies to the states, an outcome that could help efforts to rein in police seizure of property from criminal suspects.
4 years ago
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MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Justice Thomas Calls For Re-examining Landmark Libel Case

"We should not continue to reflexively apply this policy-driven approach to the Constitution," Justice Clarence Thomas wrote in a 14-page opinion that no other justice joined.
4 years ago
People walk by a snow covered Supreme Court on January 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Dra...
MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

Supreme Court Blocks Louisiana Abortion Clinic Law

A divided Supreme Court stopped Louisiana from enforcing new regulations on abortion clinics in a test of the conservative court's views on abortion rights.
4 years ago
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 11:  Longtime informal adviser to President Trump Roger Stone speaks to c...
ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press

Trump Associate Roger Stone Arrested, Faces Obstruction Charge

Roger Stone, a confidant of President Donald Trump, was arrested in the special counsel's Russia investigation in a pre-dawn raid at his Florida home Friday on charges that he lied to Congress and obstructed the probe.
4 years ago
FILE: The Federal Court in Salt Lake City...
Felicia Martinez, KSL TV

Federal Courts Preparing To Feel Impact Of Shutdown

Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City will run out of funds at midnight on Jan. 31.
4 years ago
Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints reacts after a no-call between Tommylee Lewis #11 ...
KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press

Blown-Call Lawsuit Seeks Do-Over Of Rams-Saints Game

Two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders asked a judge on Tuesday to order the NFL commissioner to reverse the results of the NFC championship game.
4 years ago
People walk by a snow covered Supreme Court on January 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Dra...
JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press

High Court Lets Military Implement Transgender Restrictions

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Trump administration to go ahead with its plan to restrict military service by transgender people while court challenges continue.
4 years ago
Utah's new DUI law took effect Dec. 30....
Brittany Tait, KSL 5 TV

Strictest DUI Law In Nation Begins At Midnight Sunday

Utah's new .05 alcohol level law takes effect Sunday. It will be the strictest DUI law in the entire nation. 
4 years ago
Utah's blood-alcohol content limit is 0.05, the strictest DUI standard in the nation....
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Utah’s New DUI Law Drawing National Attention

Utah's new D.U.I. law is making national headlines for being the strictest in the country.
4 years ago
VERONA, NY - DECEMBER 28: Alfonso Ribeiro performs during the Dancing With The Stars: Live! Tour at...
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‘Fresh Prince’ Star Sues Maker Of ‘Fortnite’ Over His ‘Carlton’ Dance

"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star Alfonso Ribeiro is suing the creators of Fortnite and NBA 2K for using his famous dance on the popular video games.
4 years ago
Taylorsville man sues police...
Caitlin Burchill, KSL 5 TV

Taylorsville Man Sues Police Department After Alleged Retaliation

A Taylorsville man sued the city's police department after he was pulled over for U-turn he said he didn't make and charged with the crime twice.
4 years ago
K-9 officers won't lose their jobs under the new medical marijuana law....
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K-9 Officers Can Keep Their Jobs Under New Marijuana Law

Utah's new medical marijuana law won't force drug-sniffing K-9 officers in the state out of their jobs.
4 years ago
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Lawsuit Filed Over Prop 2 Replacement

A lawsuit has been filed over the state's new cannabis act that replaces Proposition 2
4 years ago
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Lawmakers Meeting For Medical Marijuana Special Session

Utah lawmakers are meeting in a special session to pass medical marijuana legislation.
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Lawsuit Threatened If Changes Made To Proposition 2 In Special Session

Two groups are threatening a lawsuit if the Utah Legislature makes changes to Proposition 2 in an upcoming special session.
4 years ago
The lawsuit to stop Salt Lake County ballot counting will be heard Thursday....
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Lawsuit To Stop Salt Lake County Ballot Counting To Be Heard In Court

A judge will decide today if Salt Lake County votes should stop being counted so Mia Love's campaign can examine voter signatures.
4 years ago
FILE - In this June 30, 2010 file photo, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., then-the Senate Judiciary Comm...
Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press

Jeff Sessions Pushed Out After Year Of Attacks From Trump

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday as the country's chief law enforcement officer.
4 years ago
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Sam Penrod, KSL TV

Animal Activists Plead Guilty In Turkey Theft; Alleged Ringleaders To Face Trial

Three animal activists from California pleaded guilty Wednesday to reduced misdemeanor charges involving a break in at a Sanpete County turkey farm last year.
4 years ago
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Alex Cabrero

Race For Utah’s Fourth Congressional District Gets Hotter

Mia Love says she did everything right while raising money for her campaign, but the Alliance For a Better Utah filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission.
4 years ago
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