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Stories with person: Orrin Hatch
  • Conservative opposition threatens criminal justice overhaul 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 6:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - A handful of Senate Republicans on Tuesday dealt a severe blow to prospects for overhauling the criminal justice system in Congress this year, with one lawmaker calling the bipartisan legislation championed by President Barack Obama and some prominent conservatives "a massive social experiment in criminal leniency."

  • Judge urges president to commute harsh sentence he imposed 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 5:42 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - A former federal judge who gave a Utah music producer 55 years in prison for bringing guns to marijuana deals asked the president to commute the sentence Tuesday, the latest appeal in a case held up as an example of problems with mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

  • Utah sues federal government over sage grouse plan 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 6:59 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Utah has decided to sue the federal government over its new set of rules intended to protect the greater sage grouse - following similar lawsuits lodged by Idaho and nine Nevada counties, ranchers and two mining companies.