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Supreme Court Blocks Gay Marriage in Utah — For Now.

At the risk of resurrecting this debate… the Supreme Court — unanimously — blocks gay marriage in Utah — until the case can be fully heard.

The temporary stay on Monday effectively reinstates an earlier ban the state imposed on such marriages. The order doesn’t indicate that any justices dissented, suggesting the full court [...]

That Slope Sure is Slippery

A federal judge in Utah takes the next logical step in the marriage debate. From the Salt Lake City Tribune:

A U.S. District Court judge has sided with the polgyamous Brown family, ruling that key parts of Utah’s polygamy laws are unconstitutional.

Judge Clark Waddoups’ 91-page ruling, issued Friday, sets a new legal precedent [...]

Be Prepared (UPDATED)

…to face felony charges. Come on Scout leader…. You know better than this.

A group of Boy Scout leaders is potentially facing felony charges for destroying a rock formation millions of years old in Emery County.

The trio of men was adventuring in Goblin Valley State Park when they decided to film themselves knocking [...]

R.I.P.– Rick Majerus

College basketball has lost one of its greatest personalities and coaches. Anyone who has followed college basketball the past few decades probably knows a good Rick Majerus story or two.

There was the time he promised to quit at Utah if false allegations that freshman Britton Johnson had used a racial slur during [...]

This Ain’t Seville

Judge orders Utah mom to chop off daughter’s ponytail in courtroom.

http://fxn.ws/Mh0E78

The punishment fits the crime in my book, though I’d like to see the Mom’s mouth taped shut as she’s probably the source of her daughter’s problems.

I’m Too Sexy For My Liberty

Escorts claim Utah law makes acting sexy illegal, http://fxn.ws/wDYln4

Now you know where Rich and Rufus are.

A Rising Star?

The blog Legal Insurrection is highlighting a new rising Republican from Utah — Ludmya “Mia” Love. She sounds good.

It (sic) you haven’t heard of Ludmya “Mia” B. Love before, you will be hearing a lot more about her. Mia has the potential to be the next big thing in conservative politics. And you heard [...]

Federalism

This is an interesting case but probably futile. Good old-fashioned elections will have to resolve the issue…

Article IV Sect. 3, Cl. 2 states: “The Congress shall have power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this [...]

So He'll Come to Know

BUMPED and Updated: And apparently his death was Tweeted by the Utah Attorney General. Sign o’ the times and thus no big deal? I go for gauche and unseemly by the State AG. From the BBC:

In all Mark Shurtleff sent three tweets around the time that a five-man firing squad put Gardner to [...]