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ACLU in the Media: 2018

26 April 2019 Published in ACLU of Utah in the Media:

Prior Years [2017] 


December 2018

Fraud, espionage and eating meth: The top 5 stories in 2018 from Utah, federal courts
Ogden Standard Examiner
(12/30/18)

Proposed Utah legislation would criminalize the use of fake urine and other methods for duping a drug test
Salt Lake Tribune
(12/30/18)

Orrin Hatch To Leave Congress As Young Immigrants' Futures Remain Unresolved
KUER
(12/19/18)

Disability Law Center, ACLU reach settlement to strengthen legal representation for guardianship hearings in Utah
SU Independent
(12/18/18)

Utah improves criminal defense for poor defendants but still lags by various measures
Ogden Standard Examiner
(12/13/18)

Americans Endorsed Voting Rights in 2018, but Some State Lawmakers Want to Sabotage These Victories
ACLU
(12/6/18)

‘I’m here to kill a Mexican,’ a Utah man allegedly said before a brutal attack. He’s not being charged with a hate crime
Washington Post
(12/3/18)

Man will not be charged for hate crime in 'terrible attack' on Latino father and son due to loophole in Utah state law
NY Daily News
(12/3/18)

A man attacked 2 Latinos in Utah. Due to a loophole, it can't be considered a hate crime.
NBC
(12/3/18)

Sujeto que atacó casi a muerte a joven y a su padre “por odiar a mexicanos” enfrenta castigo leve
El Diario NY
(12/3/18)

‘I hate Mexicans,' Utah man shouted before attacking Latino father, son at tire shop
WSOC
(12/3/18)

No hate crime charges in 'terrible attack' on Latino father, son due to legal loophole in Utah state law
USA Today
(12/2/18)

A man attacked a Latino father and son outside a Utah tire shop. Because of ‘shortcoming’ in state code, prosecutors can’t consider it a hate crime
Salt Lake Tribune
(12/1/18)

November 2018

Tear gas should never have been used at the border. It doesn’t belong at protests, either.
Washington Post
(11/28/18)

Utah proposition to battle gerrymandering passes as final votes tallied
Deseret News
(11/20/18)

Native Americans Win Crucial Races in Utah County
Stateline
(11/13/18)

Despite de-escalation training, police shootings still on the rise in Utah
KUTV
(11/13/18)

Voting Rights Lawsuit Dismissed For Navajo Candidate Willie Grayeyes
KUER
(11/13/18)

Locked and Loaded: Inmate deaths plague Salt Lake County jail
City Weekly
(11/8/18)

Navajo Democrat Willie Grayeyes Holds Narrow Lead in San Juan County
KUER
(11/7/18)

In San Juan County, it appears history has been made with a majority American Indian commission and conservative firebrand Phil Lyman wins a House seat
Salt Lake Tribune
(11/6/18)

In San Juan County, a lot of oversight but no problems reported so far
FOX13
(11/6/18)

Justice Department will send a watchdog to monitor San Juan County’s election
Salt Lake Tribune
(11/5/18)

Summit County voters receive mail-in ballots with return envelopes for San Juan County
Deseret News
(11/5/18)

Gehrke: If Utah’s county jails don’t like a little transparency when inmates die, it’s time they stop taking state tax dollars
Salt Lake Tribune
(11/4/18)

Letter: No stamp? No problem
Deseret News
(11/2/18)

Utah ACLU urges county clerks to promote election day registration
KSL
(11/2/18)

October 2018

Inconsistent county jail deaths reporting frustrates state committee looking for solutions
Ogden Standard Examiner
(10/31/18)

Utah legal scholars, politicians say Trump can't end birthright citizenship with order
Deseret News
(10/30/18)

It’s not illegal to get a free rideshare to the ballot box, Utah’s elections office rules
FOX13
(10/29/18)

State signs off on Election Day free rides
Deseret News
(10/29/18)

In our opinion: Operation Rio Grande is not an either-or program
Deseret News
(10/29/18)

State to survey public’s trust in the court system
KUTV
(10/26/18)

USU community examines Prop 4, which aims to curb gerrymandering
Logan Herald Journal
(10/24/18)

ACLU Says Utah Is Not Ready For Same Day Voter Registration
KPCW
(10/22/18)

Panel discusses the bad — and good — of Operation Rio Grande on heels of critical ACLU report
Deseret News
(10/18/18)

First group graduates from Operation Rio Grande drug court
KSL
(10/18/18)

ACLU says Operation Rio Grande was “designed as a hammer," and arrest figures show it
Salt Lake Tribune
(10/16/18)

ACLU releases report detailing ‘shortcomings' of Operation Rio Grande Day Registration is the New Rule; Is Utah Prepared?
ABC4
(10/16/18)

Election Day Registration is the New Rule; Is Utah Prepared?
Public News Service
(10/15/18)

ACLU survey finds some Utah counties unprepared for Election Day registration courts provide vanguard toward helping Utah's mentally ill offenders
SU Independent
(10/14/18)

Specialty courts provide vanguard toward helping Utah's mentally ill offenders
Ogden Standard Examiner
(10/14/18)

Why the ACLU feels 'grave concern' about Utah clerks ahead of Election Day
Deseret News
(10/12/18)

ACLU: Some Utah county clerks need to step up their game to be ready for Election Day registration
Salt Lake Tribune
(10/12/18)

According to ACLU survey, Cache County elections officials fare better than others ahead of election day
Cache Valley Daily
(10/12/18)

You can now register to vote on election day in Utah. Are counties prepared for the change?
St. George News
(10/11/18)

Debate held for Utah County Attorney seat ahead of elections
Provo Daily Herald
(10/10/18)

Salt Lake County district attorney candidates spar over police brutality, medical marijuana initiative
Deseret News
(10/4/18)

Salt Lake district attorney candidates paint opposing pictures of office during debate
Deseret News
(10/4/18)

Six things to Avoid General Conference Traffic
Salt Lake Magazine
(10/2/18)

San Juan County’s elections will be observed by the state of Utah and others
FOX13
(10/2/18)

September 2018

Citizen Revolt: Sept. 27
Hear from the District Attorney candidates, join supporters of Proposition 2 and run against gerrymandering.
City Weekly
(9/27/18)

Everyone belongs’ at 3rd annual St. George Pride Festival
St. George News
(9/23/18)

Group proposes changes to cut Utah prison population in half, save $250 million
Standard-Examiner
(9/23/18)

Report: After 2015 Reforms, Utah Could Reduce Prison Population
Utah News Connection (audio)
(9/12/18)

Letter: Where to sign up for the First Amendment
Salt Lake Tribune
(9/12/18)

Navajo leaders say San Juan County has 25% of tribe listed in wrong political boundaries, weakening their political clout; they seek state’s help to fix it
Salt Lake Tribune
(9/6/18)

Salt Lake County district attorney, ACLU say police shooting shows gap in state law requiring reviews of deadly force
Salt Lake Tribune
(9/1/18)

August 2018

SL Co. DA finds no cause for criminal charges in February officer-involved shooting
KUTV
(8/30/18)

Barron: The Promise of Exoneration is not Enough
Daily Utah Chronicle
(8/26/18)

Utah Supreme Court sides with man who wants to recover $500K seized in traffic stop
Deseret News
(8/25/18)

As UT Awaits Medicaid-Plan Approval, Voters Could Make the Call
Public News Service
(8/8/18)

Reader reaction: Trust us, the ACLU of Utah is busy these days
UtahPolicy.com
(8/7/18)

Ogden man involved in ACLU gang injunction lawsuit accused of possessing meth
Ogden Standard-Examiner
(8/7/18)

Lawsuit 20 years became powerful win for LGBT rights in Utah
Associated Press
(8/7/18)

Former Students and Plaintiffs Commemorate Gay Rights Win And Lawsuit 20 Years Later
KUER
(8/4/18)

20 years ago, a Utah high school blocked students from forming a gay-straight alliance. Now the case is being celebrated as ‘an important milestone in gay rights.’
Salt Lake Tribune
(8/3/18)

Students Who Sued to Get Gay-Straight-Alliances in Utah Schools Reunite After 20 Years
Newnownext.com
(8/3/18)

A 20-year-old gay rights case celebrated in Salt Lake
KUTV
(8/3/18)

20 years after Gay Straight Alliance legal battle, celebration and reflection
ABC4
(8/3/18)

Students reunite 20 years after a landmark lawsuit over Gay-Straight Alliances in Utah schools
FOX13
(8/2/18)

July 2018

Gehrke: LoveLoud illustrated the generational shift on LGBTQ issues, and shows us our future
Salt Lake Tribune
(7/31/18)

Death penalty sought in case against parents charged for murdering 3-year-old daughter
ABC4
(7/11/18)

Honduran woman vows to fight for asylum from inside Utah church
KUTV
(7/10/18)

USU professors speak at Cache Valley’s ‘Families Belong Together’ rally
The Utah Statesman
(7/2/18)

Utah man says local governments have blocked him on social media — so he’s suing
Salt Lake Tribune
(7/1/18)

June 2018

‘Don’t separate families,’ protesters plead during St. George march
St. George News
(6/30/18)

Families Belong Together march in St. George draws more than 100
St. George Spectrum & Daily News
(6/30/18)

‘The beginning stage of a modern-day Holocaust’: Thousands rally in Salt Lake City, protesting Trump’s immigration policies that have separated families
Salt Lake Tribune
(6/30/18)

Dozens attend Provo rally protesting family separations at border
Provo Daily Herald
(6/30/18)

Valley residents demonstrate during 'Families Belong Together' event
Herald Journal
(6/30/18)

Utahns rally for change in Trump's immigration policy
Deseret News
(6/30/18)

A Seat at the Table: Thousands gather at the Capitol to protest Trump's immigration policies
City Weekly
(6/30/18)

After lawsuits over gerrymandering and barriers to the ballot, watchdog groups to monitor San Juan Co. elections
FOX13
(6/24/18)

Utah company making millions off crisis on the border
KSL
(6/22/18)

Hundreds in downtown SLC protest separation of illegal immigrant families
KSL
(6/14/18)

Hundreds call for end to immigrant family separation
ABC4
(6/14/18)

Salt Lake County will create a group to review inmates’ claims of wrongful conviction no matter who wins district attorney race
Salt Lake Tribune
(6/8/18)

Film Series justly ends its season with ‘RBG’
Park Record
(6/8/18)

Utah Jails Can’t Hide Records In The ‘Cloud,’ Lawsuit Claims
KUER (audio)
(6/8/18)

‘Trib Talk’: Can atheist bakers refuse to serve Mormons?
Salt Lake Tribune (audio) (transcript)
(6/7/18)

KPCW's Local News Hour: Marina Lowe discusses Ruth Bader Ginsburg
KPCW (audio)
(6/6/18)

Wasatch County GOP DA Primary Debate
BYU-11 (video)
(6/5/18)

Comunidad de Utah marcha en favor preservar familias unidas
Univision (video)
(6/1/18)

Supporters of immigrant children separated from parents at the border rally for change
FOX13 (video)
(5/31/18)

Protesters rally in Salt Lake against US immigration policy
KSL (video)
(6/1/18)

 

May 2018

Third former Daggett County jail inmate files lawsuit over abuse, torture
KUTV (video)
(5/31/18)

Groups sue to make jail standards public
Deseret News
(5/31/18)

ACLU, Disability Law Center File Suit Over Secretive Davis County Jail Standards
KUER
(5/31/18)

ACLU of Utah, Disability Law Center file suit over Davis County Jail standards
Ogden Standard Examiner
(5/31/18)

ACLU of Utah and Disability Law Center file lawsuit to make jail standards public
SU Independent
(5/31/18)

Third former Daggett County jail inmate files lawsuit over abuse, torture
Salt Lake Tribune
(5/31/18)

Utah’s Cold Case Coalition wants you to share your DNA with cops to help solve murders
Salt Lake Tribune
(5/31/18)

ABU Education Fund announces 2018 primary debates
UtahPolicy.com
(5/23/18)

Líderes locales reaccionan ante polémicas declaraciones
Univision (video)
(5/23/18)

State inmates with Tasers. Sleeping guards. Report outlines dysfunction at the Daggett County jail before it lost its inmates over concerns of torture and misconduct
Salt Lake Tribune
(5/23/18)

Unblocked: Trump Twitter Ruling Could Trickle Down
KUER
(5/23/18)

Tribune Editorial: Utah can’t escape responsibility for inmates it has farmed out to county jails
Salt Lake Tribune
(5/20/18)

Former Inmates File Lawsuit Over Abuse in Utah Jail
AP
(5/17/18)

Former Daggett County jail inmates tortured by police say they hope their lawsuit will bring change to how prisoners are treated
Salt Lake Tribune
(5/16/18)

ACLU of Utah files lawsuit over abuse of inmates at Daggett County Jail
FOX13
(5/16/18)

Former inmates sue Daggett County over jail abuse
Deseret News
(5/16/18)

ACLU of Utah celebrates 60 years
ABC4: Inside Utah Politics (video)
(5/13/18)

Op-ed: County attorneys are powerful people — choose wisely this election year
Deseret News
(5/06/18)

RadioActive: 60 Years of the ACLU
KRCL
(5/03/18)

April 2018

ACLU wants records on how Trump's first travel ban was carried out at Salt Lake airport
Deseret News
(4/26/18)

Utah election reform law aims to remove barriers to voting, boost turnout
Deseret News
(4/21/18)

Utah Corrections director Rollin Cook stepping down to spend more time with family, take advantage of professional opportunities
Salt Lake Tribune
(4/18/18)

Outgoing Utah Corrections Boss Wants Prison To Make People Better Than They Arrived
KUER
(4/18/18)

Utah Corrections Director Rollin Cook stepping down
Deseret News
(4/18/18)

7 Utah jail deaths in 2017, down more than two-thirds from the year before
Ogden Standard Examiner
(4/15/18)

Tribune Editorial: Closed records threaten inmates’ lives
Salt Lake Tribune
(3/24/18)

Talking Martin Luther King Jr. 50 Years After His Assassination
Utah Public Radio (audio)
(4/04/18)

‘We are having to fire up on all cylinders’ to challenge the Trump administration, national ACLU executive director tells Utah supporters
Salt Lake Tribune
(4/04/18)

ACLU hopes to educate Utah voters about the powerful role of a prosecutor ahead of the 2018 election
Salt Lake Tribune
(4/04/18)

U.S. ICE agents' courthouse arrest of Weber Co. immigrant irks judge, lawyer
Ogden Standard Examiner
(4/02/18)

 

March 2018

ACLU director Anthony Romero’s Park City visit will explore ‘Civil rights in an Uncivil Time’
Park Record
(3/31/18)

Utah students expecting thousands to turn out for march to end gun violence Saturday
FOX13
(3/24/18)

Federal judge tosses lawsuit over your right to a lawyer
FOX13
(3/24/18)

After jail death controversies, Utah sheriffs post standards online
Ogden Standard Examiner
(3/15/18)

After jail death controversies, Utah sheriffs post standards online
Ogden Standard Examiner
(3/15/18)

Utah Students Demand Change as Part of National Walkouts
Associated Press
(3/14/18)

Dozens of school walkouts are planned Wednesday in Utah to mark the Florida shooting. Here’s what you should know about participating
Salt Lake Tribune
(3/13/18)

ACLU guides Utah students ahead of gun control protest (Video: 5pm) (Video: 6pm)
KUTV
(3/12/18)

Committee likely to prevent Senate hearing on bill barring Down syndrome abortions, sponsor says
Deseret News
(3/7/18)

This Is What Immigration Enforcement Looks Like Under President Trump
ACLU National "Speak Freely" Blog
(3/6/18)

Can Utah Make Justice Reform Work?
U.S. News & World Report
(3/5/18)

Letter to the Editor on Ramirez v. Reddish lawsuit
Deseret News
(3/4/18)

Here’s what you need to know about Utah’s proposed Down syndrome abortion ban
Salt Lake Tribune
(3/4/18)

Students’ Rights: Speech, Walkouts, and Other Protests
KCPW
(3/4/18)

ACLU sues over “swat-style” ICE raid on Utah family (audio)
Public News Service
(3/2/18)

Bill increasing Utah police access to drug database advances after heated debate
Deseret News
(3/2/18)

Heber family files lawsuit against federal agents for home raid
BYU Daily Universe
(3/2/18)

Familia hispana demanda a ICE alegando un allanamiento ilegal en el que les dijeron que veían “demasiado Univision”
Univision Nacional
(3/1/18)

Two men convicted under Ogden’s old gang injunction settle lawsuit with city
Salt Lake Tribune
(3/1/18)

Utah House OKs teaching refusal skills in sex ed curriculum
Deseret News
(3/1/18)

“No hicimos nada y nos trataron como criminals”: migrante en Utah
El Universal
(3/1/18)

 

February 2018

Bill that would halt abortions based on Down syndrome one step closer to passing
St. George News
(2/28/18)

Attorneys: Ogden has resolved suit over defunct gang rules
Deseret News
(2/28/18)

ACLU announces settlement with Ogden City regarding gang injunction lawsuit
Ogden Standard-Examiner
(2/28/18)

Familia hispana de Utah demanda a agentes de ICE por arrestos injustificados
Mundo Hipánico
(2/28/18)

ACLU, Ogden settle lawsuit over gang injunctions
FOX13
(2/28/18) 

University of Utah won't keep applicants out if they are disciplined for marching against school shootings
Salt Lake Tribune
(2/28/18)

San Juan County settles Vote By Mail lawsuit
San Juan County Register
(2/27/18)

Biskupski taps attorney for justice court judgeship
Deseret News
(2/23/18)

Will Utah abolish the death penalty? (audio)
KCPW
(2/22/18)

Navajos Settle Voting Rights Lawsuit (audio)18-02-23-KCPW-Marina-DP.pdf
FronterasDesk KJZZ
(2/22/18) 

Utah Senate panel gives OK to inmate addiction study bill
Deseret News
(2/22/18)

Navajos Settle Utah Voting Rights Case Over Mail-In Ballots
AP
(2/22/18)

Restoring Trust in Political Conversations
Utah Bee
(2/21/18)

Utah inmate's death highlighted in 'debtors' prison' report
Ogden Standard Examiner
(2/21/18) 

Navajos make deal with San Juan County to end voting-rights lawsuit
Salt Lake Tribune
(2/21/18)

Lawsuit over vote-by-mail in San Juan Co. is settled
FOX13
(2/21/18)

Senate panel backs reports on law enforcement actions regarding students
Deseret News
(2/21/18)

Utah County Attorney speaks against proposed prosecutorial review board
Provo Daily Herald
(2/21/18)

More Utah minorities were sentenced to prison in 2017 than ever before, data show
AP
(2/20/18)

Influential Weber State black activist recalls 40 years of changes in Utah
Ogden Standard Examiner
(2/16/18)

Utah minority offenders now even more likely to get prison sentences
Ogden Standard Examiner
(2/15/18)

Study: Utah could save money with death penalty ban; bill could make it happen
Ogden Standard Examiner
(2/15/18)

Utah Lawmakers Once Again Consider Ending Death Penalty
AP
(2/14/18)

Will Utah County create a board to review complaints of prosecutor misconduct? Commissioners slated to vote next week
Salt Lake Tribune
(2/13/18)

Lawmakers will consider - again - whether to abolish the death penalty in Utah
The Salt Lake Tribune
(2/13/18)

Should Utah Constitution include protection against electronic data searches?
Deseret News
(2/13/18)

Utah lawmakers kill bill which would punish people who don't call 911
KUTV
(2/12/18)

Bill would ban policing quotas in Utah
Deseret News
(2/8/2018)

'It's really in your face': Some Utah lawmakers uncomfortable with bill making it clear that women can legally breast-feed in public
Salt Lake Tribune
(2/8/2018)

Two bills to significantly affect voting in Utah
Deseret News
(2/8/2018)

Proposal for process to legally change gender raises questions in Utah Senate hearing
Deseret News
(2/5/2018)

Controversial bill to ban Down syndrome abortions easily passes Utah House
Salt Lake Tribune
(2/5/2018)

Southern Utah legislator still has concerns about bill that would stop abortions based on Down syndrome
St. George News
(2/2/2018)

Big changes coming to sex education curriculum in Utah
KUTV
(2/2/2018)

   

January 2018

U. nurse Alex Wubbels testifies for bill requiring police to get warrant for blood draw
Deseret News
(1/31/18)

The ACLU is not done fighting for transparency in county jails
KUER
(1/31/2018)

Gehrke: Utah lawmakers should listen to the pros and stop considering themselves 'constitutional scholars'
Salt Lake Tribune
(1/29/2018)

The ACLU of Utah's top legislative priorities
Inside Utah Politics (ABC4)
(1/28/2018)

House panel OKs bill to make political emails on government accounts public records
Deseret News
(1/27/2018)

2018 Legislative Session: Week 1
City Weekly
(1/26/2018)

Utah House passes bill requiring police to get warrant before blood draw
Salt Lake Tribune
(1/25/2018)

If we pass this bill, we are buying ourselves a lawsuit’: A proposed abortion bill might be unconstitutional, but that’s not stopping Utah lawmakers
Salt Lake Tribune
(1/25/2018)

Lawmakers From Both Sides Of The Aisle Unveil Bills To Help Working Women, Families 
KUER
(1/25/2018)

Utah bill would make abortions related to Down syndrome diagnosis illegal 
BYU Daily Universe
(1/25/2018)

Lawmakers unveil slate of bills aimed to aid women, the poor 
AP
(1/25/2018)

Bill would prohibit abortion when motivation for it is Down syndrome
Deseret News
(1/22/2018)

ACLU's Marina Lowe on KRCL's RadioActive Show
KRCL (audio)
(1/22/2018)  

Utah cops would have to answer more questions before getting a no-knock warrant, under new proposal
Salt Lake Tribune
(1/14/2018)

‘Can you help me get out of here?’ — Utah sued over ‘inadequate’ system of care for developmentally disabled adults
Salt Lake Tribune
(1/13/2018)

After 2 days in a Utah jail for drug possession, she fell out of her bunk, ruptured her spleen and died. Now her family is suing
Salt Lake Tribune
(1/5/2018)

Mom files lawsuit over daughter's death in Davis County Jail
Deseret News
(1/4/2018)

For Native Americans, a ‘Historic Moment’ on the Path to Power at the Ballot Box
New York Times
(1/4/2018)