Polygamist Kody Brown ‘disappointed’ that new Utah AG will appeal


SALT LAKE CITY — Reality TV polygamist Kody Brown and his wives said they are “disappointed” by incoming Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes’ announcement that he would appeal a federal judge’s ruling that essentially decriminalized polygamy.

On Thursday, Reyes gave an interview to FOX 13’s Ben Winslow where he said it was his intention to appeal U.S. District Court Judge Clark Waddoups’ ruling striking down part of Utah’s bigamy law. The judge overturned the provision of the law that dealt with cohabitation, which was used to prosecute polygamists in the past.

“Our intention is to appeal,” Reyes said. “When I am sworn in that again is my intention, to defend the laws that have been passed by the state of Utah.”

The Brown family’s attorney, Jonathan Turley, issued a response on his blog, saying he was disappointed but willing to challenge the appeal in the 10th U.S. Circuit Court…

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Utah, Nevada, Others Await FAA Drone Testing Decision

CBS Las Vegas

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officials in Utah, Nevada and 22 other states are eagerly awaiting the Federal Aviation Administration’s selection of six drone-testing sites for the agency.

States submitting bids are counting on a major economic boost if they become a test site. They also hope it will set them up in the long term as major players in the burgeoning industry.

“We’ve worn out the edge of the seat waiting for it,” said Steve Hill, director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, have been mainly used by the military, but governments, businesses and even hobbyists are eager to start exploring possible uses for small unmanned aircraft.

The FAA does not allow commercial use of drones, but it’s is working to develop operational guidelines by the end of 2015. The testing sites will help the agency develop those rules and training…

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Tips for Managing the Holidays When You’re Divorced


Learn best practices to help your clients — or yourself — this holiday season.

divorceIn the practice of family law, I sometimes have to remind myself that I am a lawyer, not a therapist. I do not have a counseling degree and I am not a mental health specialist, yet there are many times when there seems to be a crossover. This is most apparent when it comes to dealing with the holidays: emotions run high and egos are easily bruised over what is supposed to be the season of goodwill towards all.

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How Social Media Affects Your Legal Case

Margeson and Reed LLC

facebook button-logoSocial media, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, has become a part of our daily lives. Because of this, it’s no wonder that the information posted on social media outlets is now affecting legal proceedings all over the world, including Aurora, CO.

Yes, you read that right. Believe it or not, social media can drastically impact the courtroom decision of a legal proceeding, whether it be for child custody, divorce, defamation or even DUI/DWAI.

What Exactly Can Be Used as Evidence?

  • Status updates
  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • Comments
  • Messages
  • Location

Real-Life DUI Case Example

To help you better understand the true impact that social media can have on your legal case, let’s talk about a Colorado case from earlier in 2013. A woman decided that she would post pictures of herself drinking at a bar to her Facebook late one night. Several hours later, she struck another vehicle on the highway, injuring…

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Safe Driving Tips for Winter

Altman Insurance Agency

Snow roadWinter has just about arrived! So here are some tips to keep you safe when stuck-in-snow-clipartdriving this season.

Winter Driving:

Do not drive when you are feeling fatigued. This is dangerous behavior anytime of year, but greatly increases risk during the winter.

Make sure that your tires are properly inflated.

If possible, avoid using your parking brake in cold, rainy and snowy weather.

winter14Do not use cruise control while driving on slippery or wet surfaces.

ALWAYS use your seat belt.

Use your headlights.

Check your battery, tire tread, and windshield wipers, keep your windows clear, put no-freeze fluid in the washer reservoir, and check your antifreeze.

Keep a flashlight, jumper cables, shovel, snow brush and ice scraper, warning devices and blankets in your car. For long trips, you should add food and water.winter-driving-guide-photo-247797-s-429x262

Brake gently to avoid skidding. If you begin to skid make sure you steer into it.


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