Tag: Constitution

Press Release: Instead of Spending Money to Reduce Abortions, the Utah Legislature Passed a Costly Message Bill

PRESS RELEASEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 13, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT – Today, the Utah Senate passed Representative Cheryl Acton’s bill, HB 136, Abortion Amendments. This bill unconstitutionally limits a woman’s right to choose after 18 weeks. Lauren Simpson, policy director for Alliance for a Better Utah, issued the following statement: “This bill is unconstitutional

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Commentary: Some ideas for a constitutional convention

This article originally appeared in the Salt Lake Tribune. Recently, Utah state Rep. Merrill Nelson renewed the call for a constitutional convention to amend the Constitution of the United States. And a Utah Senate committee recently passed SRJ 9, calling for such a convention. As the nation recovers from its third shutdown in under a year, Nelson argues that the federal government can

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Okay fine, let’s talk about abortion

Last week, a House committee gave the green light to H.B. 166, Rep. Lisonbee’s resurrected bill prohibiting abortion if the sole reason is because the fetus has Down syndrome. It’s a bad bill for a number of reasons: it can’t go into effect right now because it would be unconstitutional; it’s more “resolution” than “bill”

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Amendments to state constitution need your attention

Salt Lake City — When voters cast their ballots next Tuesday some may be surprised to learn there are more than candidates on the ballot. Three amendments to the Utah state constitution are also up for a vote. While the news cycle has focused on high profile races like the attorney general’s race and the

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Constitutional accountability falls by wayside in bill that eliminates legislative review

Salt Lake City–The Legislature’s self-appointed constitutional expert, Rep. Ken Ivory, wants to make it more difficult for legislators to know whether or not their laws will pass constitutional muster. Ivory’s HJR7, Joint Rules Resolution on Legislative Review, which would eliminate what are often referred to as constitutional review notes, quietly passed the House late Wednesday

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 38 – February 26, 2013

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat. It aired on February 26, 2013. ——– We haven’t always been the United States of America. In fact, we used to be these United States of America. Did you catch the difference? It’s the difference between plural and singular usage: The first use relies

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