Shurtleff decries the search of his home by law enforcement agents. Matheson endorses Owens in Utah’s 4th District. Lawmaker says the Supreme Court may not rule on same-sex marriage.
20 days to Utah’s 2014 primary election
153 days until the 2014 midterm elections
236 days to the opening day of the 2015 legislature
517 days until the 2015 elections
593 days to the 2016 Iowa Caucuses (tentative)
891 days until the 2016 presidential election
Wednesday’s Utah political news highlights:
Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff decries heavy handed tactics used by law enforcement officials during the search of his home [Tribune, Deseret News].
Democratic Rep. Brian King says he doubts the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on same-sex marriage [Deseret News, Tribune].
Utah won’t file a lawsuit against the federal government anytime soon in the effort to wrest away control of public lands [Tribune].
Rep. Jim Matheson offers up his endorsement of Democrat Doug Owens to replace him in Congress [Utah Policy, Deseret News, Tribune]. Here’s a podcast conversation with Owens about the campaign [Utah Policy].
The ACLU tells the Salt Lake City Council that they could be violating the First Amendment if they send a letter supporting a group that was excluded from the Days of ’47 Parade [Tribune].