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Op-ed: Congress should follow Utah’s lead on sentencing reform

By: Nathan A. Crane

Mass incarceration in this country has become an epidemic over the past 30 years. One of the major factors that have contributed to this widespread problem has been the war on drugs. Mandatory minimum statutes were created as part of the war on drugs and, as a result, prisons have been inundated with thousands of non-violent low-level drug offenders.

Robinson v. Robinson, 2016 UT App 33 (Feb. 19, 2016)

Parallel to the parties’ divorce proceeding, husband sued wife and third parties for fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and civil conspiracy. The district court granted defendants’ motion to dismiss and motion for summary judgment. The Utah Court of Appeals affirmed….

Q-2 L.L.C. v. Hughes, 2016 UT 8 (Feb. 16, 2016)

The Utah Supreme Court reaffirmed the implication of its prior decisions regarding how and when a party acquires title under the doctrine of boundary by acquiescence, and expressly held that the doctrine confers title by operation of law at the…

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Criminal Justice Reform Merits Bipartisan Support

When President Barack Obama spoke in his final State of the Union, he did not do what is typical and offer a laundry list of policies that he wants Congress to enact in his final year. He must have realized that with a Republican House and Senate, such pleas would fall on deaf ears.