Utah voters passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana. The Mormon church helped derail it.

by - December 14, 2018

It took Christine Stenquist years to find something to take the edge off of her chronic pain. Bedridden for a decade and a half after a massive seizure, she suffered from nausea triggered by pain medication that also gave her depression and insomnia.
Source: Utah voters passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana. The Mormon church helped derail it.

Former FEC commissioners: Trump-Cohen 'hush' payments not necessarily a violation

by - December 14, 2018

Video Michael Cohen's guilty plea and subsequent sentencing for campaign-finance violations and other crimes revived speculation about President Trump's potential legal exposure -- but some former Federal Election Commission members say neither of them necessarily committed a violation with hush-m
Source: Former FEC commissioners: Trump-Cohen 'hush' payments not necessarily a violation

Utah Initiative for Nonpartisan Redistricting Passed, Even Though it Lost in 25 of Utah’s 29 Counties

by - December 12, 2018

Final Utah election returns show that Proposition Four, setting up an independent redistricting commission for U.S. House and state legislative boundaries, passed with 50.3% of the vote.  The final tally is:  yes 512,218; no 505,274. The measure failed in 25 of Utah’s 29 counties.
Source: Utah Initiative for Nonpartisan Redistricting Passed, Even Though it Lost in 25 of Utah’s 29 Counties

Utah Government Asks U.S. Supreme Court for More Time to Respond to Republican Case

by - December 12, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court had asked the Utah government to respond by January 2, in Utah Republican Party v Cox.  This is the case over whether the First Amendment freedom of association clause protects a party’s right to decide for itself how it nominates.
Source: Utah Government Asks U.S. Supreme Court for More Time to Respond to Republican Case