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The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

The University of Utah's Independent Student Voice

The Daily Utah Chronicle

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Alexander: Thanks to Trump, Republicans Distance Themselves From the Constitution

By CJ Alexander, Opinion Writer November 6, 2020

  Ever since President Donald Trump won the 2016 election, Republicans have bent the United States Constitution to their will. Whether it was the Trump administration abusing its power time after...

Salt lake resident shows their support for Biden-Harris presidency on Thursday, October 29th, 2020. (Photo by Maya Fraser | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Weglinski: Want to Uphold RBG’s Legacy? Vote Trump Out

By Sonia Weglinski, Opinion Writer October 28, 2020

  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died recently at the age of 87. She was the second woman to ever hold a position in the high court, and she fought avidly for women’s rights and gender...

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Reese: Progressives Need to Take Back the Judiciary

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer October 1, 2020

  Donald Trump has, in his first term alone, appointed 25% of all active federal judges. His influence on the judicial branch will be felt for generations to come. Because federal judges have life-tenure,...

Members of Utah Law Enforcement look out over protesters gathered in front of the Utah State Capitol Building on June 5, 2020. (Photo by Mark Draper | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Letter to the Editor: No Knock Warrants Risk Community Safety

By Mckayli Abbe September 29, 2020

  Section 210 of Utah’s Code of Criminal Procedure details measures for forcible entry in executing a search warrant. This procedure is more commonly referred to as a no-knock warrant and has...

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney gives a speech on the state of the Republican nomination for president at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Thursday, March, 3, 2016. (Tara Lincoln, Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Republicans Should Block Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer September 27, 2020

  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was known as a pioneer of women’s rights. Now though, for many on the left, Justice Ginsburg will also be remembered for her death in the midst of...

Scott M. Matheson Courthouse | 2020 Photo by Hailey Danielson | The Daily Utah Chronicle

Cushman: Juvenile Justice Reform Needs to Be Race-Conscious to Count

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer September 26, 2020

  The Utah legislature passed a number of criminal justice reforms in 2017 to help reduce the number of children in the juvenile justice system. A new report from Voices for Utah Children shows...

Police in riot gear surround and block in protesters in the streets of Salt Lake City on July 9, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Reese: Sorry Conservatives, the First Amendment Doesn’t Care about Your Feelings Either

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer September 15, 2020

  In a recent cartoon for the Salt Lake Tribune, political cartoonist Pat Bagley called attention to the high number of white nationalists that occupy law enforcement roles in the United States....

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Reese: Why Shouldn’t Marijuana Dispensaries Be Able to Use Banks?

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer September 5, 2020

  Utahns legalized medical marijuana via ballot initiative in 2018. Less than two years later, the first medical marijuana dispensary opened and more locations are planned to open statewide. In...

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Scott: The Fight Against Trafficking Is Derailed By Your Exploitative Conspiracy Theories

By Elise Scott, Opinion Writer August 18, 2020

  Somewhere amidst the shapeless slog of the pandemic’s summer months, I received a notification adding me to a new Facebook group. The group was local, primarily made up of alumni from my high...

Protesters paint the streets red, to illustrates all the blood that has been spilled by the police at the District Attorney’s Office in  Salt Lake City on June 27, 2020. (Photo by Ivana Martinez | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Our Laws Shouldn’t Criminalize Protest

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer August 17, 2020

  Madalena McNeil, a 28 year-old Utah resident, was one of many protesters who took to the streets following the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s decision not to bring charges against the...