A bill that bans non-compete clauses in television news contracts is on its way to the Utah Senate floor for a vote.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah’s attorney general has decided to appeal a ruling that struck down parts of the state’s anti-polygamy law in what marked a significant victory for the family on the reality TV show “Sister Wives” and polygamous families living in Utah. Advocacy groups for polygamy and individual liberties hailed U.S. District Judge […]
On Monday, April 1, Utah will transition from being one of the most restrictive states in the union for cameras in courtrooms, to one of the most open. New rules go into effect that will allow cameras, live streaming, live blogging and tweeting from courts, unless the judge gives specific compelling reasons to deny coverage. Journalists must file a request to cover court proceedings at least 24 hours in advance.
Proposed rules, if adopted, would make Utah the 47th state to allow electronic media coverage in some form in trial courts. “There can be no doubt [this] will create greater transparency, will increase Utah citizens’ knowledge and understanding of the court system, and will advance the public’s right to know as it pertains to the judicial system,” the group says.