Author Archives: Sutherland Daily

How state attorneys should have defended Amendment 3

Tweet Paul Mero delves into due process, equal protection, and substance in the second part of an essay that lays out what state attorneys should have argued in the Kitchen v. Herbert case (which resulted in the overturning of Utah’s … Continue reading

Posted in Marriage | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

On Point presented by Sutherland Institute, Show 6, 2/21/14

Tweet Hear insightful commentary from Utah’s only all-female panel of political insiders discussing current events in Utah politics and policy.

Posted in Podcast | Leave a comment

On Point presented by Sutherland Institute, Show 5, 2/14/14

Tweet Join Utah’s all-female panel of leading politicos for a discussion of current events related to Utah policy and politics.

Posted in Podcast | Leave a comment

Why Medicaid expansion will hurt Utah’s most vulnerable

Tweet A new analysis by Jonathan Ingram of the Foundation for Government Accountability and Derek Monson of Sutherland Institute explains why Utah should opt out of Medicaid expansion: Utah’s Medicaid expansion plans put the state’s truly needy citizens at great … Continue reading

Posted in Education | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Sutherland’s amicus brief calls marriage and family ‘pre-political institutions’

Tweet Sutherland Institute filed an amicus curiae brief Monday with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in the state’s appeal of Kitchen v. Herbert – the case in which the judge struck down Utah’s Amendment 3, briefly allowing same-sex marriages … Continue reading

Posted in Family | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

On Point presented by Sutherland Institute, Show 4, 2/6/14

Tweet On Point presented by Sutherland Institute focuses on the political and policy issues facing Utah, hosted by an all-female panel of Utah’s political insiders. Today’s show features Holly Richardson of the “Holly on the Hill” blog, Michelle Mumford, assistant … Continue reading

Posted in Podcast | Leave a comment

‘A Defense of Utah’s “Zion Curtain”’

Tweet Although it is roundly mocked in the media and elsewhere, the so-called “Zion curtain” required in Utah restaurants helps prevent alcohol-related disasters and improve public safety. It does this by discouraging something that may be hard to measure but … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Sutherland statement on state brief filed with 10th Circuit Court

Tweet Utah’s articulation of its interest in marriage is brilliant. Combined with several forthcoming amicus filings, the state’s case is impenetrable. The people of Utah can have confidence that their overwhelming majority view of marriage and family has been well … Continue reading

Posted in Law | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

On Point presented by Sutherland Institute, Show 3, 1/31/14

Tweet Senators Luz Robles and Deidre Henderson are joined by Michelle Mumford, assistant dean at BYU Law School, and Holly Richardson of the “Holly on the Hill” blog. The group discusses the tragic shooting of Sgt. Cory Wride and another … Continue reading

Posted in Podcast | Leave a comment

On Point presented by Sutherland Institute, Show 2, 1/24/14

Tweet Panelists for Show 2 are Holly Richardson, Michelle Mumford, Tami Pyfer, and Traci Gundersen.

Posted in Podcast | Leave a comment

On Point presented by Sutherland Institute, Show 1, 1/17/14

Tweet Join Utah’s only all-female panel of political insiders for insightful conversation that gets to the hears of Utah policy and politics.

Posted in Podcast | Leave a comment

The argument that should have been made

Tweet On Dec. 20, 2013, federal district court Judge Robert Shelby ruled Utah’s marriage law unconstitutional after the state attorneys who were assigned to defend the law failed to make a compelling case. A new paper by Sutherland Institute says … Continue reading

Posted in Marriage | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Sen. Reid responds to LDS Church statement on same-sex marriage

Tweet I wholeheartedly support the LDS Church authorities’ call for civility among all those engaged in the public dialogue over same-sex marriage. In addition, their statement reminds all of us that faith leaders and people of religious conscience have First … Continue reading

Posted in Gay Rights, Marriage | Tagged | Leave a comment

Cash for Clunkers: Why it was a flop

Tweet Cash for Clunkers may be the poster child for how it seems to be bad news anytime everyone in Washington, D.C., agrees on something. It was proposed in the midst of the flurry of stimulus programs during 2009, and … Continue reading

Posted in Limited Government | 1 Comment

Sen. Lee, community leaders hold poverty roundtable at Sutherland offices

Tweet Utah Senator Mike Lee met with several Utah community leaders at Sutherland Institute’s office in Salt Lake City earlier this week to discuss issues surrounding poverty and potential legislation to address these issues. The roundtable included representatives from Utah … Continue reading

Posted in Poverty | Tagged , | Leave a comment