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S.J. Quinney Law School on the University of Utahs campus. (Chronicle archives)

University of Utah Law Report Supports New Juvenile Court Bill

By Katelyn Collett February 8, 2019

  When adults are charged with a crime, the United States Constitution gives them many rights, as does the state’s constitution. However, when it comes to juvenile court, many of these rights...

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A University Divided: ACME Session Calls Attention to Disparate Views on Abortion

By Connor Applegate February 7, 2019

  The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) organized an open lecture and discussion on women’s reproductive rights in coordination with Salt Lake Public Library on Thursday evening, Jan. 24. The event...

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House Bill 136 Proposes Tighter Abortion Laws in Utah

By Amy Loret February 7, 2019

  Rep. Cheryl Acton, R-West Jordan, filed a bill, 2019 House Bill 136, that would legally ban women in Utah from having abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy with some exceptions. If passed, Utah...

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Bill Seeks to Ban ‘Conversion Therapy’ for Minors in Utah

By Amy Loret February 1, 2019

  “Conversion therapy” is any of several dangerous and discredited practices aimed at changing an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Equality Utah, a group that advocates...

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Utah Legislators to Propose Bill Restricting Change of Gender at Birth

By Katelyn Collett January 30, 2019

  The Utah Legislature general session for 2019 is set to begin this month. Among the bills to be proposed, there will be one that has already sparked debate. The bill is known as H.B. 153 or the...

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints temple in Salt Lake City | Chronicle archives.

LDS Church Takes a Step Back From Medical Marijuana and Hate-Crimes Legislation

By Christina Giardinelli January 29, 2019

  Utah’s midterm election brought politics to the University of Utah campus in 2018, with heated campaign debates and a constant presence of signature collectors for ballot initiatives, not...

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Utah’s Hate-Crime Laws: A History of Contention and Failure to Result in Conviction

By Christina Giardinelli January 29, 2019

  On Nov. 22, 1988, Gordon Ray Church, a 28-year-old student at Southern Utah University was set to meet some friends for dinner before the students returned home for Thanksgiving but, as The...

Protestors gather on the steps of the Capitol for the March for Life 2019. (Photo by Tom Denton | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

March for Life Utah Draws Hundreds of Utahns

By Connor Applegate January 28, 2019

  The State Capitol Building was filled with hundreds of pro-life marchers for the fourth annual March for Life Utah on the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 26. The event, organized by Pro-Life Utah,...

Image sent to the Daily Utah Chronicle anonymously on January 27, 2019 of neo-Nazi signage on the Us campus.

White Supremacist Banner and Stickers Posted on Campus

By Christina Giardinelli January 27, 2019

  On Saturday evening, University of Utah President Ruth Watkins released a statement informing the public of stickers and a banner posted on campus by two different groups which are described...

Students, staff, family and friends attend a vigil on the steps of the Park Building for Lauren McCluskey who was tragically killed on campus at The University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lauren’s Law: Social and Judicial Movements Towards Addressing Sexual Assault

By Miacel Spotted Elk, News Writer January 22, 2019

  Addressing the numerous dimensions of violence on campus is a difficult conversation. The fatal case of Lauren McCluskey changed that entirely this year at the U, however. Numerous lawmakers,...