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Game wardens have found ways to double crime stats in response to new policy (Fox 13 News, June 16, 2024)

A Utah law, designed to help gig workers earn benefits, gets its first test (Salt Lake Tribune, April 20, 2024)

A ‘microschool’ could be your new neighbor with this Utah bill. What are they, and why are lawmakers pushing to expand them? (Salt Lake Tribune, February 20, 2024)

Inside Utah’s war on social media (Deseret News, February 5, 2024)

Bill requiring filters on children’s devices moves forward (Deseret News, Jan 31 ,2024)

​Microschool Parents Zoned Out of Operation (Reason, Jan 25, 2024)


Utah’s Emerging Education Ecosystem is Diverse and Accessible (Forbes, December 11, 2023)

Privacy, Cybersecurity Concerns Raised Over Utah Social Media Age Verification Rule (KSL, November 1, 2023)

Libertarian groups ask Kansas legislators to free inventive businesses from state laws, regulations (Kansas Reflector, October 12, 2023)

These Parents Fought to Legalize CBD in Utah a Decade Ago. Did it Help Their Epileptic Children? (Deseret News, July 27, 2023)

Inside Utah’s Medical Marijuana Program (Deseret News, July 27, 2023)

Utah Failed to Legalize Psilocybin — ​But Local Research, and an Underground Scene, is Booming (Salt Lake Tribune, July 3, 2023)

​A Record-Breaking Winter Gave the Great Salt Lake a Boost, but Only a Change in How Utahns Use Water Will Save it (City Weekly, June 15, 2023)

Utah is Making it Easier for Foreign and Out-of-State Professionals to Get Licensed and Get to Work (Reason, April 20, 2023)

Should kids need their parents’ permission to use social media? (Yahoo! News, April 4, 2023)

The Libertas Institute on the 2023 Legislative Session (ABC4, February 18, 2023)

Utah lawmakers proposed to legalize medical ‘magic mushrooms (Deseret News, February 15, 2023)

Red states join push to legalize magic mushrooms for therapy (AP News, February 15, 2023)

Should police be allowed to search DNA obtained through genetic testing? (KSL, February 13, 2023)

Will Utah legalize medical ‘magical mushrooms’ this year? (Deseret News, February 12, 2023)

New bill would legalize medical psilocybin in Utah for select groups (ABC4, February 10, 2023)

Are Utah’s social media bills the path forward? (The Center for Growth and Opportunity, February 9, 2023)

Opinion: This bill would hurt children while trying to help them (Deseret News, February 8, 2023)

Homeschools and micro-schooling defined under new Utah bill (KSL News Radio, February 7, 2023)

Utah Becomes 10th State to Offer Students Education Savings Accounts (EdChoice, February 2, 2023)

Utah Lawmakers Want Age Restrictions on Social Media Platforms (KSL, January 31, 2023) [Deseret News] [Reason] [NBC 15 News]​

Parents’ top goal for K-12 isn’t path to college, high wages: Survey (Deseret News, January 19, 2023)​

How to Talk to the Utah State Legislature about… Stuff (Fox 13, January 16, 2023)


Utah Cities Are Becoming More Food Truck-Friendly

Utah Bill Would Limit How and When Police Can See Your Old Location Data (KSL TV, November 17, 2022)

How the Regulatory Sandbox Works for Utah (Cato Institute, October 13, 2022)

‘I shouldn’t have to grovel’: St. George resident takes issue with city’s method of approving business (Cedar City News, September 16, 2022)

Children’s Entrepreneur Market expanding beyond Utah (ABC4, July 31, 2022)

Utah placed limits on police use of spy tech; Do they go far enough? (KSL TV, June 30, 2022)

​Layton Police use controversial ‘geo-fence’ warrants to investigate property crimes (KUTV, May 16, 2022)

How one young man changed Utahns’ minds on medical marijuana without saying a word (Salt Lake Tribune, May 16, 2022)

All But 2 Utah Legislators Just Voted to Investigate the Psychotherapeutic Potential of Psychedelics (Reason, March, 1, 2022)

The Libertas Institute on the final week of the legislative session (ABC 4, February 26, 2022)

Bill on police access to genealogy DNA websites is left in limbo (Fox 13, February 16, 2022)

As lawmakers consider eliminating Utah’s death penalty, does this man’s case erode confidence in the system? (Deseret News, February 11, 2022)

New bill tightening requirements for no-knock warrants gains momentum in the Utah Legislature this year (Salt Lake Tribune, February 9, 2022)

Why the bill to end Utah’s death penalty is facing a tough legislative battleground (Deseret News, February 4, 2022)

‘A counterfeit promise’: Brenda Lafferty’s sister urges Utah to finally ditch the death penalty ( January 27, 2022)

Republicans in ultra-conservative Utah introduce bill to outlaw the death penalty (The Independent, January 20, 2022)

Should Utah legalize ‘magic mushrooms’? Bill would create psychedelic task force (KSL, January 17, 2022)


Why ultra-conservative Utah may be the next state to outlaw the death penalty (The Independent, December 14, 2021)

St. George woman, legislator fight to repeal death penalty in Utah (St George News, November 23. 2021)

Davis County panel to review cases of convicted people who maintain their innocence (The Salt Lake Tribune, November 1, 2021)

New poll reveals support for the death penalty is fading in Utah (Deseret News, October 27, 2021)

Utah County Commission to sign resolution seeking repeal on death penalty (Daily Herald, October 26, 2021)

Is Utah’s death penalty on death row? This family’s story of being ‘shackled’ to a killer has state ‘on the cusp’ of repeal (Deseret News, October 4, 2021)

Should Utah abolish its death penalty? These Utah GOP lawmakers are going to try (Deseret News, September 8, 2021) [The Salt Lake Tribune] [Fox 13] [KUER]

Salt Lake City School District Stuck In Legal Gray Area Over Mayor’s Mask Mandate (KUER, August 31, 2021)

More People Could Be Involuntarily Committed To Mental Health Facilities Under Proposal From State Lawmaker (KUER, August 27, 2021)

Salt Lake City school mask order ‘NOT enforceable,’ Utah legislative leader says (Desert News, August 23, 2021)

Shopping for legislation? Why Utah’s part-time Legislature may be vulnerable. (The Salt Lake Tribune, August 9, 2021)

Social media regulation: Can answers be found in Utah? (Deseret News, July 27, 2021)

Relaxed Rules Attract Entrepreneurs to State ‘Sandboxes’ (PEW, June 15, 2021)

How the Mormon church unlocked medical pot for deep red states (Politico, June 9, 2021)

It Started Here: Free Range Kids Is Becoming Law (The New York Sun, May 21, 2021)

How Utah’s new regulatory sandbox law works (ABC 4, May 16, 2021)

Utah Lawmaker Planning A New Version Of Vetoed Social Media Free Speech Bill (KUER, May 12, 2021)

Controversial bill about things you post on social media coming back (Fox 13, May 7, 2021)

Can Utah’s medical marijuana users own guns? (The Salt Lake Tribune, April 26, 2021)

Robert Gehrke: How Utah became a digital privacy leader, while making a few mistakes along the way (The Salt Lake Tribune, April 4, 2021)

State auditors find that Banjo oversold its surveillance tech to the Utah attorney general’s office (The Salt Lake Tribune, March 30, 2021)

Why does the U.S. have so much gun violence? These experts weigh in (Deseret News, March 29, 2021)

Cox vetoes effort to address perceived social media censorship — and it’s a family matter now (Deseret News, March 23, 2021) [Utah’s governor vetoes social media moderation bill, signs porn filter bill, Fox 13, March 23, 2021]

Capitol Capers (Salt Lake City Weekly, March 17, 2021)

Despite law, is Utah holding onto DNA evidence from those arrested but not charged? (Deseret News, March 16, 2021)

How Polyamorists and Polygamists Are Challenging Family Norms (The New Yorker, March 15, 2021)

Red-state bills to stop online censorship could backfire, conservative lawyers warn (Washington Examiner, March 11, 2021)

IN FOCUS Discussion: Utah 2021 legislative wrap-up (Pt. 1) (ABC 4, March 9, 2021)

Utah takes big step on deregulation, but this first-of-its-kind move has me worried (Salt Lake Tribune, March 7, 2021)

Bill takes aim at how social media companies moderate content (Fox 13 NOW, March 3, 2021)

Utah lawmakers kill bill to more clearly outlaw hand-held cellphones while driving (Salt Lake Tribune, February 23, 2021) [Tougher rules on cellphones and driving stall in House committeeDeseret News, February 24, 2021]

Utah House OKs bill barring government-mandated coronavirus vaccinations (Salt Lake Tribune, February 22, 2021) [Utah moves to bar government from mandating COVID-19 vaccines, Deseret News February 22, 2021]

Utah lawmakers say no permit needed to carry concealed gun, but what do Utahns say? (Deseret News, February 19, 2021)

IN FOCUS Discussion: Utah’s 2021 Police Reform Bills (ABC4 Utah, February 18, 2021)

Utah legislative committee holds watered-down bill addressing controversial no-knock warrants (Salt Lake Tribune, February 17, 2021)

Utah legislators look to restrict governor, health officials’ emergency powers (Deseret News, February 16, 2021)

Should all Utah doctors be allowed to recommend medical marijuana? (Deseret News, February 13, 2021)

Utah legislature to consider limiting public health order powers (Fox 13, February 12, 2021)

Cosmetology licensing amendment curls hair among community members (Salt Lake Tribune, February 10, 2021)

IN FOCUS: Cosmetology licensing amendments bill (ABC 4, February 9, 2021)

Will the next Uber or Airbnb want to launch in Utah, thanks to this new business ‘sandbox’? (Deseret News, February 7, 2021)

States Are Pivotal to Reviving the Conservative Cause (National Review, February 7, 2021)

Regulatory sandbox bill would let Utah startups avoid regulations (Fox 13, February 7, 2021)

Banjo debacle begets new efforts to bolster Utahns’ personal privacy (Deseret News, February 2, 2021)

Utah Cosmetologists Protest Bill Proposing Licensing Changes (US News & World Report, February 1, 2021)

Crowds gather to protest ‘hairstyling’ Senate Bill 87, Sunday (ABC 4, January 13, 2021)

Need a mental health day? It would be an excused school absence if this bill passes (Deseret News, January 31, 2021)

Utah lawmakers look to back data privacy, criminalize ‘catfishing’ (Fox 13, Janurary 27, 2021)

New bill seeks to rein in Utah no-knock warrants like the one used in Breonna Taylor case (Salt Lake Tribune, January 27, 2021)

Robert Gehrke: Utah can be the leader in digital privacy, just pass this bill (Salt Lake Tribune, January 27, 2021)

New Hairstylist Licensing Bill Creating Controversy On Capitol Hill (KSL TV, January 26, 2021)

Advocacy Groups & Their Priorities For The 2021 Utah Legislature On Tuesday’s Access Utah (Utah Public Radio, January 26, 2021)

Professional hairstylists fighting to stop bill allowing unlicensed individuals from performing services (ABC 4, January 24, 2021)

Breaking down criminal reform bills up for consideration this legislative session (ABC 4, January 23, 2021)

Utah Senate panel advances bill to regulate government use of facial recognition technology (Salt Lake Tribune, January 23, 2021)

Bill to allow Utahns to carry concealed guns without any permit ignites debate (Deseret News, January 22, 2021)

New businesses could apply to sidestep regulations under Utah bill (KUTV CBS 2, January 21, 2021)

Provo senator’s cosmetology licensing exemption bill passes through Utah legislative committee (Daily Herald, January 20, 2021)

Police Reform On Docket In Utah Legislature (Utah Public Radio, January 18, 2021)


Proposed changes to Utah law could allow any doctor to recommend medical marijuana (Deseret News, December 13, 2020)

Utah tech startups could be impacted if Facebook loses antitrust lawsuits (Fox13 Salt Lake City, December 13, 2020)

Teaching Our Children the Value of a Free Society (The Epoch Times, November 30, 2020)

Movement To Limit Police Raids Looks Beyond ‘No-Knock’ Warrants (NPR, November 25, 2020)

Animated Libertarian Series ‘Tuttle Twins’ Secures $1 Million In Crowdfunding (The Federalist, November 13, 2020)

North Ogden to give out $36 refunds in response to ruling against transportation fees (Standard-Examiner, November 11, 2020)

Sweeping bail reform measures in Utah raise questions of risk, public safety and privilege (St. George News, October 31, 2020)

Red State Rebellion (Mother Jones, October 30, 2020)

Socialist Critique of Libertarian Children’s Books Drives Massive Surge in Sales (Foundation for Economic Education, October 20, 2020)

After Stops and Starts, Utah Enacts Biometric Guardrails (Government Technology, October 5, 2020)

The Tuttle Twins and the Case of the Really Bad Libertarian Propaganda (Current Affairs, September 29, 2020)

Utah’s new medical marijuana program more popular than officials expected (Deseret News, September 27, 2020)

Utah DPS has new policies for facial recognition tech, but privacy advocates want it to be law (Fox 13, September 15, 2020) [Deseret News] [Standard]

Who’s on the hook if police damage your property? (ABC4, September 9, 2020)

By the book: How Utah police manuals can give law enforcement the upper hand in use-of-force investigations (Deseret News, July 25, 2020)

Prosecutor who declined to charge officers proposes reforms (AP News, July 14, 2020)

Poll: Majority of Utah voters support major changes for police reform (KUTV, July 13, 2020)[Fox 13]

Want to privatize Utah liquor sales? Beware what you wish for, study warns (Salt Lake Tribune, June 10, 2020)

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Abolish Qualified Immunity (The Dispatch, June 8, 2020)

Utah’s cannabis pharmacies say testing logjam, software glitches are slowing sales (Salt Lake Tribune, June 7, 2020)

Salt Lake City residents frustrated with mayor’s weeklong curfew because of protests (Salt Lake Tribune, June 2, 2020)

Utah Think Tank Pushes for New Layer of Surveillance Oversight (Government Technology, May 22, 2020)

Utah attorney general wants Congress to let marijuana businesses use banks (Salt Lake Tribune, May 22, 2020)

Putting personal privacy first: Libertas wants new government tech screened for invasive potential (Deseret News, May 15, 2020) [Daily Herald]

Proposal seeks to create oversight of government surveillance and tech in Utah (Salt Lake Tribune, May 14, 2020) [Fox 13]

Banjo CEO Damien Patton resigns after scrutiny over white supremacist past (KSL, May 8, 2020)

Libertas Institute calls for audit of state’s contract with surveillance system (KSL, April 30, 2020)

Banjo suspends data collection from Utah pending audit (Fox 13, April 29, 2020)

Utah A.G. halts $21 million Banjo contract as founder’s past ties with KKK unveiled (Deseret News, April 28, 2020)

Utah launches app for COVID-19 tracing (Fox 13, April 22, 2020)

Friends of the taxpayer? Defenders of freedom? Lawmakers weigh in on legislative scorecard rankings (St George News, April 10, 2020)

Gov. Herbert vetoes proposed tax changes in time of economic uncertainty (Salt Lake Tribune, April 1, 2020) [Deseret News] [Fox 13]

Legislature changes Utah bail system, which detractors say is ‘rigged’ against poor (Standard, March 12, 2020)

Salt Lake City police won’t share data with surveillance company Banjo (Salt Lake Tribune, March 11, 2020)

Patients Can Officially Apply For Utah Medical Marijuana Cards (KSL, March 1, 2020)

Bill to regulate facial recognition technology in Utah is unveiled in the legislature (Fox 13, March 1, 2020)

Gov. Herbert signs medical cannabis adjustments bill (ABC 4, March 1, 2020)

Utah House gives quick approval to medical marijuana amendments (Deseret News, February 27, 2020)

Utah Legislature approves medical cannabis law tweaks (Salt Lake Tribune, February 27, 2020)

DNA Databases Are Boon to Police But Menace to Privacy, Critics Say (PEW Trusts, February 20, 2020)

Bill aimed at decriminalizing certain code violations passes House (St. George News, February 20, 2020)

Committee kills eminent domain restrictions plan after UDOT warns of massive road cost increases (Salt Lake Tribune, February 20, 2020)

Utah County cities ponder future of transportation utility fees in light of judge’s ruling (Daily Herald, February 18, 2020)

Changes to the medical cannabis law up for Senate debate (ABC 4, February 18, 2020)

Utah Entering The Final Stretch Of Its Medical Cannabis Rollout (KUER, February 11, 2020)

Utah House committee approves bill to ban hand-held cellphones while driving (Deseret News, February 10, 2020)

Bill to require 911 call if Utahn is aware of emergency gets committee nod (Deseret News, February 5, 2020)

The Libertas Institute’s top legislative priorities for 2020 (ABC 4, January 31, 2020)

Utah legislators working on more medical marijuana revisions (Deseret News, January 30, 2020)

Lawmaker to counter use of eminent domain for trails, other recreation uses (KSL, January 30, 2020)

Proposed Bill Would Block Law Enforcement From Accessing Your DNA Test Kit Info (KUER, January 20, 2020)

Blister packs removed and patient expungements possible in new Utah medical cannabis bill (Fox 13, January 16, 2020) [Salt Lake Tribune]

New bill would block law enforcement from broadly searching DNA testing company databases to solve crimes (ABC 4, January 8, 2020)

Utah selects 14 medical marijuana pharmacies (Deseret News, January 3, 2020)

DNA as a crime-fighting tool: When does it cross the line of personal privacy rights? (Deseret News, December 27, 2019)

Parents say Herriman kids were wrongfully asked to shut down hot cocoa stand (Fox13, December 24, 2019)

School bus driver says she lost job after using legal CBD oil (KSL, December 12, 2019)

Governor calls special session to decide on tax reform (2 KUTV, December 10, 2019)

Open-source DNA: an unprecedented crime buster or privacy nightmare? (Standard- Examiner, October 13, 2019)

Medical marijuana advocates frustrated with states urging people not to vape THC (Deseret News, October 12, 2019)

Utah’s top judges say the legal system isn’t working right. Here’s how they are encouraging change. (Salt Lake Tribune, September 23, 2019)

Budding business owners participate in the first Children’s Entrepreneur Market in Washington County (St. George News, September 22, 2019)

What ending vehicle safety inspections has meant for Utah roads (Deseret News, September 18, 2019) [Salt Lake Tribune]

Utah DPS gets a grilling as lawmakers consider regulating the use of facial recognition tech (Fox 13, September 18, 2019) [KUER] [KSL] [KUTV]

Physician, ex-senator scares Utah lawmakers about dangers of cannabis use during pregnancy, adolescence (Salt Lake Tribune, September 18, 2019)

Utah to get 14 medical cannabis dispensaries, but where will they be located? (ABC 4, September 17, 2019)

Utah lawmakers vote to take cannabis dispensing out of the state’s hands, OK more private pharmacies (Salt Lake Tribune, September 17, 2019) [KUER] [Deseret News]

Utah mom says she faces loss of custody due to THC, despite being legal medical cannabis use (Fox 13, September 10, 2019) [Deseret News] [Facebook] [KSL News Radio] [KSL] [ABC 4] [KUTV]

Utah marijuana opponents cry foul over Legislature’s planned tweaks to medical cannabis law (Salt Lake Tribune, September 9, 2019) [ABC 4]

Polygamy debate returns to Utah capital, as lawmaker looks to reduce penalties (Fox News, September 8, 2019)

Utah legislators to tweak medical marijuana law in special session (Deseret News, September 5, 2019)

Talks are underway to change Utah’s unique requirement that marijuana be sold in special blister packs (Fox 13, September 2, 2019)

Polygamy would be on par with a traffic ticket under pitch to Utah legislators (Salt Lake Tribune, September 2, 2019)

Utah to abandon state-run medical cannabis dispensaries (Fox 13, August 21, 2019) [Salt Lake Tribune]

Utah lawmakers worry over real-time surveillance program’s reach and whether it creates ‘Big Brother’ (Fox 13, August 20, 2019)

Utah judges should prove they are really reading search warrants, critics say (Salt Lake Tribune, August 17, 2019)

Utah lawmaker proposes first-of-its-kind ‘biometric privacy’ bill (Fox 13, August 16, 2019)

Spanish Fork Kid’s Market encourages young entrepreneurs; some disgruntled by enforced sales tax (Daily Herald, August 10, 2019)

Libertas Institute backing dozens of cannabis patients it believes are wrongly charged (KUTV, August 11, 2019)

Utah Supreme Court rejects petition challenging replacement of medical cannabis ballot initiative (Fox 13, August 6, 2019) [KSL] [Deseret News]

Feds say Utah can dispense medical cannabis without losing grant money. But worries over legal consequences persist. (Salt Lake Tribune, August 1, 2019)

Utah is retooling how to distribute medical marijuana after counties warn they won’t let workers be drug dealers (Salt Lake Tribune, July 30, 2019) [ABC4] [Fox 13]

Utah children test their business skills at downtown market (Associated Press, July 20, 2019)

Utah officials deny reports of wholesale ICE and FBI facial recognition sweeps through state driver license and driving privilege card databases (Salt Lake Tribune, July 8, 2019) [Fox 13] [Deseret News]

Should government regulate car sharing? New Utah poll says not so much (Deseret News, July 6, 2019)

Many Utah physicians are still uneasy recommending marijuana treatments. A bill now taking shape could give patients a way around that. (Salt Lake Tribune, July 1, 2019)

Utah Attorney General wants beta-test of body scanner that detects concealed weapons (ABC4, May 21, 2019)

Utah will treat medical cannabis just like any other prescription drug (Fox13, May 15, 2019)

As of Tuesday, it got harder for law enforcement to poke around in your online data (Salt Lake Tribune, May 15, 2019)

Utah Bans Police From Searching Digital Data Without A Warrant, Closes Fourth Amendment Loophole (Forbes, April 16, 2019)

There’s a new top prosecutor in Utah County, and he says he’ll reform the criminal justice system — or fail trying (Salt Lake Tribune, April 15, 2019)

Utah is the first in the nation to have an electronic data privacy law (Fox 13, March 27, 2019) [Techdirt] [KSL]

Utahns ask Utah Supreme Court to restore voter-approved medical marijuana law (KSL, March 25, 2019) [Fox 13] [Salt Lake Tribune] [KUER]

Utah is shopping for an electronic system to verify patients and track plants under the new medical marijuana law (Salt Lake Tribune, March 25, 2019)

In Utah’s near $19 billion budget, more funding decisions revealed on last day (KUTV, March 14, 2019)

Electronic privacy bill clears crucial vote in the Senate (ABC4, March 12, 2019)

This cannabis patient is believed to be the first in Utah to face drug charges since the new state law was enacted. Prosecutors later dropped all counts. (Salt Lake Tribune, March 6, 2019) [Deseret News] [Fox 13]

‘Highway robbery’ or a way to fight drug cartels? Utah police defend law that lets them to take cash, even from suspects who are never arrested. (Salt Lake Tribune, March 3, 2019)

A proposal to boost Utah’s legal tobacco, e-cigarette age to 21 barely makes it out of a House committee (Salt Lake Tribune, February 25, 2019)

Hate crimes bill wins unanimous support in committee, but sponsor says it will face opposition on the Senate floor (Salt Lake Tribune, February 21, 2019) [Associated Press] [Deseret News]

Then there were two: Cedar Hills raises tobacco, e-cigarette age to 21, following Lehi City (Salt Lake Tribune, February 21, 2019)

Bill to require consent for pelvic exams on patients under anesthesia (ABC4, February 20, 2019)

Utah Senate passes bill tightening state rules governing property seizures by police (Standard Examiner, February 19, 2019)

Utah lawmaker wants state to fund university study on ‘adverse health effects’ of medical cannabis (Salt Lake Tribune, February 15, 2019)

Duty to report bill awaits final vote in the Utah House (ABC4, February 15, 2019)

Intermountain Healthcare gives its doctors OK to recommend medical marijuana (KSL, February 14, 2019) [ABC4] [KUER] [Deseret News] [Salt Lake Tribune]

Proposal to ban warrantless digital searches wins committee approval (Deseret News, February 12, 2019)

SLC Airport regulation of peer-to-peer car rental app could face legislative challenge (KUTV, February 11, 2019)

Did the Utah Legislature do the right thing by overriding the medical marijuana initiative? Poll shows voters are divided. (Salt Lake Tribune, February 5, 2019)

Are propositions necessary? Why lawmakers change what the people vote on (KUTV, February 4, 2019)

Utah lawmakers put up stop sign on medical marijuana bills after Prop. 2 compromise (Deseret News, February 1, 2019)

A Utah lawmaker is pushing a digital privacy bill that would bar warrantless searches of data uploaded to apps or cloud platforms (Salt Lake Tribune, January 31, 2019)

Local group focused on taxes, data, and asset forfeiture ahead of session (ABC4, January 13, 2019)

Data In The Cloud? You (Might) Need A Warrant For That (KUER, January 3, 2019)

Who wields the power in Utah politics? (Salt Lake Tribune, January 2, 2019)


Utah could be the first in the nation to have a ‘digital privacy’ law (FOX13, December 31, 2018)

Could we see more changes to Utah’s medical marijuana initiative? (ABC4, December 4, 2018)

With passage of Prop 2, legal protections for cannabis patients kick in Dec. 1 (Salt Lake Tribune, November 8, 2018)

Here’s how and why the Legislature could change Proposition 2 — even if it passes (KSL, November 7, 2018)

Utahns approve medical marijuana as LDS Church, a Prop 2 foe, reaffirms backing for legislative approach (Salt Lake Tribune, November, 6, 2018)

Medical Marijuana Proposition Is A Close Call: Commentary From Officials At the Libertas Institute (Utah Public Radio, November 6, 2018)

An updated draft of the medical cannabis bill was released on election eve. Here’s what it says. (Salt Lake Tribune, November 6, 2018)

Lawmakers, advocates continue to tweak medical cannabis bill in private talks (Salt Lake Tribune, October 27, 2018)

Lawmakers’ first glimpse of draft medical marijuana compromise brings questions (Salt Lake Tribune, October 17, 2018) [KUTV]

Utah House, Senate GOP support medical marijuana bill; detractors say it won’t happen (KSL, October 17, 2018)

Lawmakers face pressure to vote against medical marijuana (KSL News Radio, October 17, 2018)

Utah voters to decide fate of Medicaid expansion (ABC4, October 14, 2018)

One of the Country’s Reddest States Is About to Pass a Landmark Medical Marijuana Bill (Mother Jones, October 15, 2018)

Utah could become the guinea pig for state distribution of medical marijuana (Salt Lake Tribune, October 7, 2018)

Medical marijuana compromise shows the LDS Church still controls Utah politics — but not as firmly as it once did (Salt Lake Tribune, October 6, 2018)

Deal struck on medical marijuana compromise legislation (Fox 13, October 5, 2018) [ABC4] [Salt Lake Tribune]

Two sides in talks over medical marijuana proposition, but conflicts remain (Deseret News, September 30, 2018)

Debate over medical cannabis ballot initiative heating up (ABC4, September 23, 2018)

Medical Marijuana In Utah: Proponents Make Their Case (KUER, September 18, 2018)

LDS Church releases new memo warning of legal risks from medical marijuana initiative (Salt Lake Tribune, September 17, 2018) [FOX 13] [KSL]

Utah voters have a crowded ballot this year. Here’s what all the questions, propositions and amendments are about. (Salt Lake Tribune, September 2, 2018)

Should police be allowed to take your property without proving you committed a crime? (Deseret News, August 29, 2018)

Utah Supreme Court says UHP may have to return $500,000 seized in a traffic stop (FOX13, September 22, 2018) [KUTV] [Deseret News]

CBD could move out of stores and into dispensaries if Utah voters approve marijuana ballot measure, agency says (Salt Lake Tribune, August 15, 2018)

Police group worried about enforcing recreational marijuana ban if medical use initiative passes (KSL, August 15, 2018)

Lawsuit says new Pleasant Grove utility fee is an unconstitutional way to avoid appearance of raising taxes and ‘piss off the public’ (Salt Lake Tribune, August 2, 2018) [Daily Herald] [Deseret News]

Group pushes to make it easier, less costly for Utahns to expunge criminal records (KSL, August 1, 2018)

Grown-Ups Fight for Children’s Right to Sell Lukewarm Lemonade (Wall Street Journal, July 22, 2018)

New data show Utah judges are often spending less than three minutes viewing warrants before approval (Salt Lake Tribune, July 9, 2018)

Utah’s law on when police can take money from people is strong. It just needs one tweak. (Salt Lake Tribune, July 9, 2018)

Utah Police Seized $2.2M in Cash Under Civil Forfeiture Law (Associated Press, July 5, 2018)

Utah police can take cash and property from suspects, even if charges are never filed. Last year, officers seized items worth $2.5 million. (Salt Lake Tribune, July 3, 2018)

Proposed gas-tax hike to boost Utah school funding may be in trouble, new poll says (Salt Lake Tribune, June 25, 2018)

Advocates call medical marijuana ballot certification a ‘victory’ (ABC4, May 29, 2018) [Salt Lake Tribune] [KJZZ]

Libertarian group that helped write Utah’s medical marijuana ballot initiative calls LDS Church’s analysis ‘a political attack piece’” (Salt Lake Tribune, May 14, 2018) [KUTV] [FOX13]

LDS Church takes a stance on the medical marijuana ballot initiative” (ABC4, April 15, 2018)

Fact-checking Utah Medical Association’s claims on medical marijuana initiative” (Standard Examiner, April 10, 2018)

Did UHP break the law to seize a half-million dollars? Utah Supreme Court to decide” (FOX13, April 9, 2018)

Utah Medical Association accuses medical marijuana campaign of misleading voters into supporting initiative” (Salt Lake Tribune, April 2, 2018)

Utah gov’s opposition to medical marijuana initiative draws fire from activists” (Standard Examiner, April 1, 2018)

Gov. Herbert comes out against medical marijuana initiative, warning it would ‘open the door to recreational use’” (Salt Lake Tribune, March 29, 2018) [ABC4]

Utah Passes ‘Free-Range’ Parenting Law” (New York Times, March 29, 2018) [NPR]

How Utah’s food trucks survived the long, cold winter” (Deseret News, March 28, 2018)

Controversial ‘free-range parenting’ is now legal in Utah — here’s what that means” (Yahoo, March 22, 2018) [Business Insider] [The Hill] [USA Today] [ABC News] [Reason] [U.S. News and World Report] [The Independent] [Boing Boing] [Huffington Post] [MSN] [Washington Post] [CNN]

No school safety bills in waning hours of the legislature” (KUTV, March 7, 2018)

Education funding compromise could replace ballot measure” (ABC4, March 6, 2018)

Lawmakers stop bill that would take away guns after warning signs” (ABC4, March 5, 2018)

Utah Legislature passes a bill aimed at hostile workplaces, but 271,794 workers can still be sexually harassed and discriminated against with no legal recourse” (Salt Lake Tribune, March 2, 2018)

Bill increasing Utah police access to drug database advances after heated debate” (Deseret News, March 1, 2018)

Lawmaker wants to tighten requirements for SWAT raids” (St. George News, February 26, 2018)

Free-range kids: Finally, one state lets kids grow up without helicopter parents” (USA Today, February 21, 2018)

Will Utah legislators abolish the death penalty in 2018? These conservative lawmakers think so.” (Salt Lake Tribune, February 20, 2018)

Utah measure pushes back on ruling that boosted police power” (KSL, February 19, 2018)

Committee recommends bill legalizing sale of hemp products for qualifying licensees” (Deseret News, February 19, 2018)

Will Utah County create a board to review complaints of prosecutor misconduct? Commissioners slated to vote next week” (Salt Lake Tribune, February 13, 2018)

Bill that carves out rule-making authority over college civil liberties issues moves to House” (Deseret News, February 5, 2018)

Utah could soon ban police quotas in traffic stops” (Fox 13, February 5, 2018)

Terminally ill patients in Utah could use medical marijuana grown and sold under a state-run system proposed by new bills” (Salt Lake Tribune, January 31, 2018)

Utah House passes bill requiring police to get warrant before blood draw” (Deseret News, January 25, 2018)

‘Free Range Kids’ bill passes Utah Senate committee” (Fox 13, January 23, 2018) [ABC4]

State legislature will consider amendment to increase penalties for hate crimes” (KUTV, January 22, 2018)

Warrants approved in just minutes: Are Utah judges really reading them before signing off?” (Salt Lake Tribune, January 14, 2018)

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


The Libertas Institute’s top legislative priorities” (ABC4, December 31, 2017)

Sen. Orrin Hatch voices support for medical marijuana, introduces research bill” (Deseret News, September 12, 2017)

One Utah county has decided to create an oversight panel for its prosecutors” (Salt Lake Tribune, August 22, 2017) [Daily Herald]

Northern Utah police depend on asset seizures to help fund drug investigations” (Standard Examiner, July 31, 2017)

Utah’s Mike Lee splits from Sessions on police asset seizures, warns of civil rights violations” (Salt Lake Tribune, July 20, 2017)

Innocent people are being caught in Utah’s civil forfeiture dragnet” (Standard Examiner, July 14, 2017)

Cheers, jabs for ballot initiative to boost school budgets” (Deseret News, July 11, 2017)

Unlike other states, Utah treats tax-incentive data as state secret” (Salt Lake Tribune, July 9, 2017)

Children’s market teaches lesson of entrepreneurship” (Deseret News, July 8, 2017)

Report: Utah police seized $1.4M under civil forfeiture law” (Standard-Examiner, July 7, 2017)

Our Schools Now launches $700 million Utah tax initiative” (Salt Lake Tribune, June 6, 2017) [KSL]

Who punishes a prosecutor? In Utah, it’s most likely no one” (Salt Lake Tribune, June 5, 2017)

Utah County Commissioners weigh formation of a board to look at prosecutorial misconduct” (Daily Herald, May 30, 2017)

Farmer’s market run entirely by kids” (ABC4, May 27, 2017)

Young entrepreneurs: Children’s market allows kids to practice business skills” (Daily Herald, May 27, 2017)

Law on Cyber Harassment Criticized Over Speech Restraints” (U.S. News and World Report, May 25, 2017)

Is there prosecutor misconduct in Utah County? Citizen group wants oversight commission formed to find out” (Salt Lake Tribune, May 10, 2017)

To Keep on Trucking, States Streamline Food Truck Licensing” (Pew Charitable Trusts, April 18, 2017)

Utah discloses previously confidential contact with Amazon” (Salt Lake Tribune, April 14, 2017)

Door-Busting Drug Raids Leave a Trail of Blood” (New York Times, March 18, 2017)

Group wins round in fight for Utah contract with Amazon on sales taxes” (Salt Lake Tribune, March 16, 2017) [KSL]

Lawmakers remove requirement for vehicle safety inspections” (Deseret News, March 9, 2017)

Utah Legislature passes bill lowering DUI threshold to 0.05” (St. George News, March 9, 2017)

State funding in place for medical marijuana studies” (ABC4, March 7, 2017)

Lawmakers consider regulatory, tax standards for food trucks” (Deseret News, March 5, 2017)

‘Watered down’ short-term rentals bill moves to Senate floor” (St. George News, March 3, 2017)

House committee advances helmet law for riders under 21” (Deseret News, March 3, 2017)

The drugs that kill more than pain” (Financial Times, March 3, 2017)

The Top Bills Libertas Institute is Watching” (ABC4, February 26, 2017)

Gail Miller says Our Schools Now ‘won’t let up’ on getting more money for schools” (KSL, February 24, 2017)

Committee recommends bill allowing self-defense ‘even if safety could be achieved by retreating’” (Deseret News, February 17, 2017)

Provo leaders worried about state legislation that would allow short-term rentals” (Daily Herald, February 16, 2017)

Tax hike for schools? It’s all in how you ask the question” (Deseret News, February 13, 2017)

House will consider bill requiring education ballot question to say it would raise taxes 17.5 percent” (Salt Lake Tribune, February 13, 2017)

Survey finds support for Our Schools Now varies with presentation” (Standard Examiner, February 7, 2017) [Salt Lake Tribune]

New bill would bring big changes in how youth are treated in Utah’s juvenile justice system” (Salt Lake Tribune, January 31, 2017)

Drone legislation fails to get off the ground” (Deseret News, January 31, 2017)

Utah advocates expect medical marijuana ballot initiative in 2018” (Standard Examiner, January 30, 2017)

Utah lawmakers taking a break from talking about legalizing medical marijuana” (Salt Lake Tribune, January 27, 2017) [Deseret News] [Daily Herald] [ABC4] [FOX13] [KSL]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Politics” (ABC4, January 24, 2017)

‘Pre-Legislative Bootcamp’ offers peek into inner workings of Utah Legislature” (St. George News, January 22, 2017)

2017 Legislature preview: Utah lawmakers to delve into health topics, including dicey medical marijuana” (Deseret News, January 22, 2017)

Utah won’t release details on Amazon tax deal, says info would give advantage to competitors” (Salt Lake Tribune, January 17, 2017) [KUTV]

‘Boot Camp’ teaches Utahns how to make their voices heard on Capitol Hill” (FOX13, January 14, 2017)

School funding proponents moving forward with tax-increase initiative as Utah lawmakers prepare to convene” (Salt Lake Tribune, January 2, 2017)

Utah may lower the legal alcohol limit to .05% — a first in the nation” (Los Angeles Times, January 1, 2017)


Utah lawmaker wants to lower DUI level from .08 to .05” (FOX13, December 30, 2016) [ABC4] [Deseret News] [KUTV]

Poll: Utah voters still favor legalizing medical marijuana, though legislative future is uncertain” (Salt Lake Tribune, October 10, 2016)

Libertarian group gives Gov. Gary Herbert low marks for controlling government” (Salt Lake Tribune, October 5, 2016)

Food Truck Owners Rally Against Overregulation” (ABC4, September 28, 2016) [KUTV] [FOX13]

State senator filing bill to fund medical marijuana research” (ABC4, September 27, 2016)

Utah food trucks rally to streamline business regulations” (Salt Lake Tribune, September 27, 2016)

How Free Are We in Utah?” (ABC4, August 28, 2016)

DEA: Marijuana will remain a Schedule l controlled substance” (ABC4, August 11, 2016)

Pro-medical cannabis legislators, organizations upset after DEA announcement” (KUTV, August 11, 2016)

Poll finds plurality support among Utahns for legalizing medical marijuana” (Salt Lake Tribune, August 11, 2016)

State agrees to pay legal fees over unconstitutional campaign law” (Salt Lake Tribune, August 9, 2016)

Utah police made 281 forced entries into homes, businesses” (Associated Press, August 3, 2016)

Utah SWAT stats show militarized tactics used less, but still overwhelmingly for drug crimes” (Washington Post, August 2, 2016)

Ballot initiative could privatize liquor sales in Utah” (FOX13, July 19, 2016)

Utah gives in to First Amendment lawsuit” (Salt Lake Tribune, July 15, 2016)

Utah homes becoming booming Airbnb businesses” (Daily Herald, July 11, 2016)

Utah police seized $1.9M in cash under civil forfeiture law” (Associated Press, July 8, 2016)

States caught in tug of war over whether cops can keep your stuff” (Associated Press, May 19, 2016)

Salt Lake City police launch use-of-force data website” (Associated Press, May 4, 2016)

Sister Wives: Polygamy case gets major setback” (KUTV, April 11, 2016)

Medical marijuana initiative will not go forward this year” (Daily Herald, March 26, 2016)

Medical marijuana advocates will pursue legislation, ballot initiative” (Daily Herald, March 16, 2016)

No ceiling in sight for booming Utah liquor sales” (Standard Examiner, March 14, 2016)

Cedar City Loosens Gun Ordinances” (ABC4, March 10, 2016) [St. George News]

Final Medical Marijuana Bill Dies On Final Day of Legislative Session” (ABC4, March 10, 2016)

How Mormons Are Leading Utah’s Fight for Medical Marijuana” (VICE, March 7, 2016)

Keeping Track of Vote-Influencers” (City Weekly, March 3, 2016)

Bill would require training for some public assistance recipients” (Deseret News, March 3, 2016)

Utah shooting raises questions on when police release video” (Washington Post, March 1, 2016)

Legislative committee snuffs out bill to raise legal age to use tobacco” (Deseret News, February 29, 2016) [Associated Press]

Senate passes controversial medical marijuana bill” (KSL, February 25, 2016) [Daily Herald]

Bill to more tightly control Utah’s aerial drones fails to lift off” (Salt Lake Tribune, February 25, 2016) [Deseret News]

Medical marijuana on the ballot could change political power in Utah” (FOX13, February 17, 2016)

Citing parents’ constitutional rights, Utah lawmaker moves to decriminalize school truancy” (Salt Lake Tribune, February 16, 2016)

Battling beekeeping bills collide Wednesday on Utah’s Capitol Hill” (Standard Examiner, February 15, 2016)

Critics: Flimsy constitutional protections in Utah’s justice courts” (Standard Examiner, February 15, 2016)

Legislation would abolish Utah’s death penalty” (Salt Lake Tribune, February 9, 2016)

State senator calls for more research on medicinal benefits of marijuana” (ABC4, February 9, 2016)

Bill to permit 18 year olds to petition court to end DCFS supervision stalls” (Deseret News, February 3, 2016)

Utah lawmakers OK 1 of 2 breastfeeding-protection measures” (Associated Press, January 26, 2016)

Behind closed doors: Public decisions made in private” (Deseret News, January 24, 2016)

Utahns favor privatization of liquor sales” (Salt Lake Tribune, January 22, 2016)

Organizations team up to encourage Utahns to engage in the political process” (ABC4, January 15, 2016)

Prominent Utah prosecutor joins medical marijuana push” (KSL, January 13, 2015) [Salt Lake Tribune] [KUTV] [ABC4] [Deseret News] [Fox 13] [Univision] [Telemundo]

Beekeepers want to deregulate law for hobbyists” (Daily Herald, January 11, 2016)

Utah mom with chronic pain hopes for change after being convicted of using marijuana” (Salt Lake Tribune, December 28, 2015) [KUTV] [Standard-Examiner] [Fox 13] [ABC4] [Associated Press] [Daily Mail]

Once bedridden, Kaysville mom credits marijuana for comeback” (Standard-Examiner, December 7, 2015)

Least free? Once again, Salt Lake beats Ogden” (Standard-Examiner, December 6, 2015)

Help, help, we’re being repressed!” (Salt Lake Tribune, December 5, 2015)

San Bernardino shootout brings up questions about need for armored vehicles in Utah” (KSL, December 3, 2015)

Think tank: Salt Lakers reside in Utah’s least free city” (Salt Lake Tribune), December 3, 2015) [Standard Examiner] [Deseret News]

Local Farm Not Selling Turkeys After Utah Regulators Crack Down” (KUER, November 24, 2015) [Associated Press]

Nonprofit groups challenge Utah political disclosure law” (Salt Lake Tribune, November 18, 2015) [ABC4] [Associated Press]

Judge throws out lawsuit challenging Utah’s adoption of Common Core” (Salt Lake Tribune, November 3, 2015) [Deseret News] [KUTV] [Associated Press]

Why Utah Is The Only State Trying To Track And Limit SWAT-Style Tactics” (NPR, August 31, 2015)

Data show that in Utah, SWAT-style tactics are overwhelmingly used to serve drug warrants” (Washington Post, August 17, 2015)

State report: 559 police forcible entries last year in Utah” (Associated Press, August 14, 2015)

Draper officers receive constitutional rights training” (Fox 13, August 13, 2015)

Public forum in southern Utah examines impact of legalizing medical cannabis” (FOX 13, July 17, 2015) [St. George News]

Witnesses speak for medical marijuana at State Capitol” (KUTV, July 15, 2015)

Coming soon to your neighborhood: Police body cameras” (Salt Lake Tribune, July 7, 2015) [Associated Press]

Utah legislator working on bill to get state out of marriage business” (KUTV, June 26, 2015) [Salt Lake Tribune] [KSL]

Advocates speak out for cannabis legislation” (Daily Herald, June 16, 2015)

Should Child Sex Traffickers Be Put to Death?” (KUER, May 26, 2015) [Salt Lake Tribune]

Forum pushes for legalization of medical marijuana” (KSL, May 20, 2015) [Deseret News]

Few Utah agencies report using drones last year” (Associated Press, May 20, 2015)

Legalize medical marijuana? Utahns ready to debate” (Deseret News, May 18, 2015)

Utah governor open to legalizing medical marijuana” (Salt Lake Tribune, May 14, 2015) [KSL]

Religion, nationalization fuel debate over new science standards for Utah schools” (Salt Lake Tribune, May 6, 2015)

Police reform: How much does Utah need?” (Salt Lake Tribune, March 31, 2015)

Bill to scale back Good Landlord program advances to House” (Standard Examiner, March 9, 2015)

Bill to balance LGBT rights and religious freedom unveiled” (Fox 13, March 4, 2015)

Lawmakers to hear bill that would expand medical marijuana use in Utah” (Deseret News, February 25, 2015)

Pot for Pain” (City Weekly, February 25, 2015)

Bill to lower penalty for carrying weapons on mass transit advances” (Standard Examiner, February 25, 2015)

Utah lawmaker proposes to ease restrictions on police use of drones” (Deseret News, February 20, 2015)

Utah could limit police use of tech that sees through walls” (Associated Press, February 19, 2015)

Potential changes for Utah’s distracted driving laws” (The Spectrum, February 18, 2015)

Economic development or pork on parade? $241 million in requests to Utah Legislature committee” (Salt Lake Tribune, February 11, 2015)

Stricter seat belt law will save lives, lawmaker says” (Deseret News, February 6, 2015)

Rep. Perry’s vehicle impound bill heads to House for full debate” (Standard Examiner, February 4, 2015)

How to reform (and how not to reform) laws governing police raids” (Washington Post, January 30, 2015)

Froerer presents ‘Right to Try’ bill for the terminally ill” (Standard Examiner, January 13, 2015)

Shootings by police vastly underreported in Utah and nationally” (Salt Lake Tribune, January 4, 2015)

New legislation may come to define use of body cameras” (KUTV, November 26, 2014)

Utah lawmakers show interest in police body camera laws” (KSL, November 25, 2014)

Water in the data desert, Bluffdale, UT” (Froh Magazine, October 26, 2014)

Proposed rules on university researchers’ hemp cultivation may go too far, Utah lawmaker says” (Deseret News, October 22, 2014) [Salt Lake Tribune]

Officials: Utah still controls education standards” (Associated Press, October 8, 2014)

Governor, A.G. say Common Core hasn’t cost Utah control of education standards” (Deseret News, October 8, 2014)

No Ebola Here, Says Primary Children’s at Dramatic Ebola Press Conference” (City Weekly, October 2, 2014)

How libertarian is Utah?” (Deseret News, September 25, 2014)

Judge’s ruling reignites partisan vs. nonpartisan State School Board debate” (Deseret News, September 8, 2014)

Utahns favor body cameras on police officers, poll shows” (Deseret News, September 2, 2014)

How Conservative, Tough-On-Crime Utah Reined In Police Militarization” (BuzzFeed, September 1, 2014)

Officials working on changes to laws governing rideshare companies in Salt Lake City” (FOX 13, August 22, 2014)

KNRS interview regarding fines being levied on Lyft/Uber drivers:


Salt Lake City slaps hefty fines on ridesharing drivers” (Salt Lake Tribune, August 7, 2014)

Red Meat Radio interview regarding our lawsuit over Common Core:


Utah Is The Next Common Core Legal Battleground” (Daily Caller, August 1, 2014)

KNRS interview regarding our lawsuit over Common Core:


Lawsuit claims Utah State School Board violated law by adopting Common Core” (Deseret News, July 31, 2014) [Salt Lake Tribune] [KUTV] [Herald Journal] [Utah Public Radio] [KUER]

Ex-BYU A.D. to steer Utah economic development” (Salt Lake Tribune, July 29, 2014)

Are Local Police Becoming More Militant?” (KCRW, June 27, 2014)

Legal, law enforcement leaders debate police militarization in Utah” (Deseret News, June 17, 2014)

New Distracted Driving Law Makes it Illegal to Dial While Driving” (KUER, May 13, 2014)

Bluffdale to recycle some NSA water” (FOX 13, May 12, 2014)

Bluffdale releases water bill for NSA data center” (FOX 13, April 25, 2014)

Civil rights advocates, Ogden police official debate tactics” (Standard Examiner, April 9, 2014)

Red Meat Radio interview regarding our success in the 2014 legislature:


Utah is a hotbed of police reform ” (Washington Post, March 14, 2014)

What Happens when the NSA Comes to Town” (Esquire, March 11, 2014)

Senate panel advances restrictions on drone use” (Salt Lake Tribune, February 25, 2014) [Standard Examiner] [KCPW]

Utah bill would require search warrants for electronic data gathering” (Standard Examiner, February 22, 2014)

House panel advances tax credit for home-schoolers” (Salt Lake Tribune, February 18, 2014)

Common Core opponents warn lawmakers to act or be voted out” (Deseret News, February 18, 2014)

Shedding light on the use of SWAT teams” (Washington Post, February 17, 2014) [Russia Today]

Anticipated Convention Center Hotel Bill Ready For Debate” (KUER, February 17, 2014)

Editorial: Warrants, subpoenas should be more carefully used” (Salt Lake Tribune, February 15, 2014)

Utah Mulls Measures to Help, Limit NSA Data Center” (Associated Press, February 13, 2014)

Utah police chiefs criticize bill restricting forcible-entry warrants” (Standard Examiner, February 13, 2014)

Legislation targets NSA data center” (Daily Herald, February 12, 2014)

Utah’s police reform movement confronts political realities” (Washington Post, January 31, 2014)

Salt Lake Tribune video chat regarding police militarization:

KNRS interview regarding our warrant reform proposal:


Lawmakers propose changes to forced entry warrants” (KSL, January 23, 2014)

Police search warrants up for debate at this year’s legislative session” (Salt Lake Tribune, January 22, 2014)

Utah bill would control forcible serving of search warrants” (Standard Examiner, January 22, 2014)

Blankets to armored vehicles: The military gives it, Utah police take it” (Salt Lake Tribune, January 19, 2014) [Associated Press]

Davis legislator wants tighter limits on voter information” (Standard Examiner, January 17, 2014)

Marriage Controversy Could Upstage Anti-Discrimination Bill” (KUER, January 13, 2014)

Utah lawmakers quietly roll back asset forfeiture reforms” (Washington Post, January 8, 2014)

How should states fight the NSA? Turn off the water, say some” (Ars Technica, January 7, 2014)

Weber strike force commander lauds tactical safety measures” (Standard Examiner, January 4, 2014)

KNRS interview regarding whether Judge Shelby’s ruling violated the will of the people of Utah:


Utah awaits FAA’s year-end drone testing decision” (Associated Press, December 28, 2013)

Utah Made It Easier For Cops To Seize Innocent People’s Property. And Not A Single Lawmaker Voted Against It” (Forbes, December 13, 2013)

KNRS interview regarding a recent ruling declaring NSA’s bulk collection program unconstitutional:


KVNU interview regarding the polygamy ruling and our previous op-ed on the subject:


Red Meat Radio interview regarding our police warrant reform proposal:


Parts of Anti-Polygamy Law in Utah Ruled Unconstitutional by Federal Judge” (Reason, December 14, 2013)

Polygamy advocates hail judge’s ruling in Utah” (Associated Press, December 13, 2013)

Released documents prove that Utah mayor exaggerated NSA water contract” (Washington Times, December 6, 2013)

KUTV interview regarding the op-ed about cutting off the NSA’s water supply (December 5, 2013):

Utah town gave NSA a deal on water” (Salt Lake Tribune, November 28, 2013)

Lawmakers balk at expanding DNA sampling of suspects” (Salt Lake Tribune, November 20, 2013)

How Utah Picks Its Politicians” (City Weekly, October 30, 2013)

HuffPost Live interview on our warrant reform proposal (October 30, 2013):

Meet The Activist Who’s Bringing Conservatives On Board The Police Reform Movement” (Huffington Post, October 26, 2013)

Lawmaker Froerer looks to a legal form of cannabis” (Standard Examiner, October 15, 2013)

KSL story on our warrant reform proposal (October 14, 2013):

Proposal would limit forced-entry serving of search warrants” (Standard Examiner, October 13, 2013)

Utah Won’t Disclose Records On Police Militarization” (Huffington Post, October 11, 2013)

Gov. Herbert willing to loan feds money to open national parks” (Deseret News, October 9, 2013)

Gov. Gary Herbert to President Obama: Let Utah run national parks” (Deseret News, October 8, 2013)

Utah’s smoking age may rise to 21” (Standard Examiner, October 2, 2013)

Hard Candy” (City Weekly, September 25, 2013)

Senator Cruz quoting Libertas president Connor Boyack on Obamacare during his “filibuster” (September 24, 2013)

Preserve Liberties” (The Spectrum, September 5, 2013)

Our View: Medical marijuana as treatment” (Standard Examiner, September 4, 2013)

FOX13 report on medical marijuana legalization effort (August 28, 2013)

Utah lawmakers will likely be debating search warrant execution” (Salt Lake Tribune, August 28, 2013)

Mormon mom wants medical marijuana for her sick son” (Salt Lake Tribune, August 27, 2013) [Daily Herald] [Associated Press]

Search warrant debate not going away in Stewart case” (Standard Examiner, August 26, 2013)

Herbert cuts NSA ‘a little slack’ for Olympics monitoring” (Salt Lake Tribune, August 22, 2013)

FOX13 report on NSA surveillance of Utahns prior to 2002 Olympics (August 21, 2013)

Majority doesn’t believe Zion Wall prevents childhood drinking” (Daily Herald, August 19, 2013)

Liquor Laws Update: Politicos Gear Up For 2014 Legislature” (City Weekly, August 13, 2013)

KUTV interview regarding our survey results (August 8, 2013)

New poll: Utahns back NSA’s Utah Data Center, object to spying” (Salt Lake Tribune, August 8, 2013) [Tribune 2] [Utah Policy]

Our View: Review police raids” (Standard-Examiner, August 5, 2013)

Groups seek to limit raid-style search warrants in Utah” (Standard-Examiner, July 27, 2013)

KNRS interview regarding the effort to eliminate compulsory education (July 25, 2013)


Christofferson: State should privatize more services” (Standard-Examiner, July 18, 2013)

Monitoring by NSA fuels rally at Federal Building regarding privacy issues” (Standard-Examiner, June 17, 2013)

KVNU interview regarding our survey of non-voters regarding caucus changes (June 12, 2013)


FOX and Friends interview regarding the NSA data center in Utah (June 9, 2013)

KNRS interview about our interview of NSA whistleblower William Binney (June 7, 2013)


The Original NSA Whistleblower Says The Government Is Lying About Not Collecting Your Data” (Business Insider, June 10, 2013) [Examiner]

NSA data collection turns attention to Utah Data Center” (FOX 13, June 6, 2013) [UK Daily Mail]

Salt Lake Marathon Security: Paranoia Or Part Of The New Normal?” (City Weekly, April 19, 2013)

Group [the Sutherland Institute] Questions Faith Of LDS Restaurant Owners Who Sell Booze” (City Weekly, April 17, 2013)

Pet projects board the Utah money train” (Salt Lake Tribune, March 13, 2013)

Plan dies to up taxes on rich to boost education” (Salt Lake Tribune, March 4, 2013)

Committee hears public comment on bill that asserts state power” (FOX 13 News, February 22, 2013) [Deseret News] [Salt Lake Tribune] [Standard Examiner] [Daily Herald]

Concealed carry law moves forward” (Daily Herald, February 20, 2013) [CityWeekly]

KNRS interview with Rod Arquette discussing several firearm bills (February 20, 2013)


It’s Gun Day for Utah lawmakers” (Daily Herald, February 20, 2013)

FOX KZNU interview with Bryan Hyde regarding proposed firearms legislation (February 20, 2013)


Utah legislators worry about government increasingly violating individual liberty” (Standard Examiner, February 16, 2013)

Utah House panel says teen drivers should turn off cellphones” (Salt Lake Tribune, February 13, 2013)

Sex education bill narrowly advances through committee” (KSL, February 11, 2013)

KNRS interview with Rod Arquette regarding a pending anti-discrimination bill (February 8, 2013)


Legislature again tangling over braiding” (Salt Lake Tribune, October 18, 2012)

Battle rages in Highland over Sunday business restrictions” (Deseret News, August 28, 2012)

Libertarian group pushing for special session to end Obamacare” (Daily Herald, July 12, 2012)

Libertarians On The Rise” (City Weekly, July 11, 2012)

Red Meat Radio interview with Senator Stephenson and Representative McKay (July 7, 2012)


KZNU interview with Bryan Hyde and Kate Dalley (July 3, 2012)


KNRS interview with Rod Arquette (July 2, 2012)