Public Records

The Utah Supreme Court remanded an appeal which asked the court to determine whether the Brigham Young University Police Department is a “governmental entity” subject to the Government Records and Management Act. After the appeal was certified, the legislature amended statute to “explicitly define” police departments of private universities as governmental entities subject to the act.

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Right-Wing Ranchers

The Western Watersheds Project sued the U.S. Forest Service in federal court, claiming it’s allowing Utah’s Monroe Mountain area to be devastated by scofflaw ranchers who “have made overtly clear they have guns to back up their threats, and they call for the arrest of USFS employees who attempt to exercise basic management and oversight on federal grazing allotments as required by law.”

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