ArchiveHow to Sound Smart About Utah Politics – April 1, 2014Bryan Schott·April 1, 2014· Share Judges that will hear the Amendment 3 appeal named. Johnson withdraws from 4th Congressional District race. Herbert signs bill making “revenge porn” illegal. Countdown: 24 days until the Utah State Republican and Democratic conventions 84 days until Utah’s 2014 primary elections 217 days to the 2014 midterm elections 300 days to the start of the 2015 Utah Legislature 580 days to the 2015 elections 645 days until the 2016 Iowa Caucuses 951 days to the 2016 presidential election Today’s Utah political news highlights: The three judge panel that will hear the Amendment 3 appeal is named [Tribune]. Jennifer Johnson, a Republican candidate in Utah’s 4th Congressional District, withdraws from the race [Deseret News, Tribune]. A glitch at the state office caused some Utah Republican candidates getting incomplete delegate lists following last week’s caucus meetings, which is fueling some conspiracy theories [Tribune]. The race for House District 57 is heating up [Utah Policy]. Gov. Gary Herbert signs a bill making “revenge porn” illegal [Tribune]. The attorney for accused businessman Marc Sessions Jenson says the decision by the Attorney General’s office to charge his client with fraud was politically motivated [Tribune]. Utahns are frustrated by website problems on the final day to sign up for insurance under Obamacare [Standard-Examiner]. 17 teachers in the Ogden School District have been asked to not return next year [ABC 4]. The Pleasant Grove City Council has begun looking at a new building for the city’s fire and police departments [Daily Herald]. Neighbors around Pioneer Park are concerned by the growing number of transients in the park [Tribune]. On this day in history: 1789 – The U.S. House of Representatives held its first full meeting in New York City. 1853 – Cincinnati became the first U.S. city to pay its firefighters a regular salary. 1933 – Nazi Germany began persecuting Jews with a boycott of Jewish-owned businesses. 1945 – American forces invade Okinawa during World War II. 1960 – The first weather satellite was launched from Cape Canaveral. 1970 – President Richard Nixon signed a measure banning cigarette advertising on radio and TV. 1976 – Apple Computer was founded. 1984 – Singer Marvin Gaye was shot to death by his father. 1987 – President Ronald Reagan told doctors in Philadelphia “We’ve declared AIDS public health enemy No. 1.” 2008 – The Pentagon made public a legal memo that approved the use of harsh interrogation techniques against terror suspects.